But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:01

The Bible Is Not About You

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This week the blog is sponsored by Lifeway, who also wrote this article.

On the surface, most Christians would agree with the title of this post. Yet, we so often read and study the Bible in a way that says the opposite.

When we read the stories of the Old Testament, we draw moral conclusions to...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 19:30

It’s Submission, Not Subjection

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The Bible has a lot to say about submission. It’s a theme, a command, that appears with regularity. Christians are told to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). Wives are instructed to submit to their own husbands (Ephesians 5:22). Church members are directed to...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 19:00

A La Carte (May 29)

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I was able to track down a couple of Kindle deals.

On a personal note, I’ve just touched down in London after an all-night flight from Toronto. I’m touring a museum today during my long layover, then spending tonight on another plane as I make my way to Zambia. This is the next...

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The movement called the New Calvinism has been around for quite a long time now, but still hasn’t solved one of its most basic questions: Do the miraculous or revelatory gifts of the Holy Spirit continue to the present time or have they ceased (positions that are generally labeled...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 20:01

A La Carte (May 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a solid selection of new deals.

(Yesterday on the blog:  Letters to the Editor (Christianish Churches, No Hitters, and Cell Phones))

When Preaching Is Big & God Is Small

Dave Harvey “I’ve been a pastor for a long time, which is why it’s so...

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I continue to receive some interesting and excellent letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them interacting with my articles or videos on the distinction between Christian and Christianish, the prosperity gospel, the no-hitter epidemic in baseball, and our addiction to our...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 20:22

Weekend A La Carte (May 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of new/old books you may want to add to your collection. I also added a few for the history buffs.

(Yesterday on the blog: Would You Like To Read a Christian Classic With Me?)

What is a Praying Life?

This is a really sweet article about prayer. “I...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Zondervan Academic)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free copies of Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen’s new book, Apologetics at the Cross.

Here’s what Tim Keller had to say about Apologetics at the...

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It’s time, once again, to read a Christian classic together. Over the years I’ve often asked people like you to join me in reading some of the best Christian books ever written. And I’ve got a hankering to do it again. Why don’t you watch this short introductory video and...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:58

A La Carte (May 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals includes what I guess you could consider a few odds and ends.

(Yesterday on the blog: How To Love Your Wife As Christ Loved the Church)

Did Jesus Demand We Kill His Enemies?

“In the gospel of Luke, Jesus says, ‘But those enemies of mine who did not want me...

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As a Christian husband, you are not left wondering or speculating about what it means to carry out your role in a way that pleases God and blesses your wife. To the contrary, the Bible provides clear guidance: You are to love your wife as Christ loves his church. In the closing verses of Ephesians...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 19:45

A La Carte (May 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals ended up being a pretty good collection that included some newer and some older books.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Road To Dawn)

The Wrath of God Poured Out — The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention

This is quite a piece of writing from Al Mohler: “The...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 20:00

The Road to Dawn

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It’s always fascinating to me which characters history doesn’t remember and which ones history cannot forget. Sometimes key players fall out of our consciousness altogether while lesser ones are raised to legendary status. Sometimes real-life characters are lost to the mists of time...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 19:52

A La Carte (May 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some solid books that are worth checking out.

Westminster Books has some great deals on some amazing books published by IVP.

I will be in Edinburgh on July 17 and would love to meet you for an evening event at Faith Mission Bookshop. You can get details at the...

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It was the 2008 Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the early days of this movement called The New Calvinism and this conference was meant to introduce all of these enthusiastic young Calvinists to the old guard, to those few men who had been faithfully preaching...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 19:56

A La Carte (May 22)

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It is a bit of a slow day for Kindle deals but I did manage to dig up at least a few.

(Yesterday on the blog: How To Tell if it’s a Prosperity Gospel Church)

One Year Later: Reflections on Life in the Face of Death

Courtney Reissig: “One year ago today I checked into the hospital and...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 02:01

A Widening of the Apologetic Enterprise

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Today’s post is written by Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic.

When I (Josh) was growing up in the southeastern part of the United States, there were two dominant religions: Baptist and football. It would take a visitor little time to realize which faith...

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The prosperity gospel is a diverse, popular, and worldwide movement that understands faith to be the instrument through which Christians can attain physical health, material riches, and divine favor. There are countless thousands of these churches around the world with various levels of adherence...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 20:04

A La Carte (May 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals are an all-Crossway affair with a few interesting books listed.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped (One of my Favorite Services Ever))

The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

David French writes, “Writing in 2015,...

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I hope that by doing this others will begin to share their services as well. We have a lot to learn from one another, I’m sure.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as our...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 21:29

Weekend A La Carte (May 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books—some new, some old–you’ll likely want to browse through.

(Yesterday on the blog: Two Questions To Ask About Your Apps)

Weddings Royal

Matthew Hosier: “Harry & Meghan represent a very modern shape of love though. She previously...

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This weeks giveaway is sponsored by The Master’s University, who also sponsored the blog this week.

There will be five winners this week. Each will receive a copy of  God in the Shadows: Evil in God’s World by Dr. Brian Morley and  The Gospel According to God by John...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:00

Two Questions To Ask about Your Apps

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Recent headlines and revelations are causing a lot of us to think deeply about the apps we use, and especially the ones categorized as social media. We are beginning to question whether they are as beneficial and essential to our lives as perhaps we once assumed. As I’ve thought more and more...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:57

A La Carte (May 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals includes a little list to work your way through.

Crossway will give you a free John MacArthur ebook in exchange for a bit of info.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books (Three-Minute Thursdays #16))

Will You Remember to be Kind?

This was helpful to me. “Is...

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Welcome to another edition of Three-Minute Thursdays. Every year I get literally hundreds of books in the mail—one of the perks of being a book reviewer. From time to time I take the big stack and turn it into a little stack, so I can tell you about some of the new and notable books that I...

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