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, 09 January 2018 19:01

A La Carte (January 10)

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There isn’t a whole lot to speak of in Kindle deals. The search continues. Meanwhile, on the print side, Westminster Books is kicking off their year by having a sale on some of last year’s bestsellers.

(Yesterday on the blog: Devotional Resources for Children (Video))

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Monday, 08 January 2018 20:00

Devotional Resources for Children

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As Christian parents it is our great desire that our children come to know the Lord. For them to know the Lord, they need to learn how to encounter him in his word and to speak to him in prayer. From a young age we are trying to instill in them this habit of reading the Bible and praying. Over time...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 18:59

A La Carte (January 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good choices, so be sure to give them a look.

(Yesterday on the blog: I discussed key Themes (or Challenges) for Reformed Christians in 2018)

Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches

This is an interesting article to see in The...

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This sponsored post was provided by Lifeway and written by Keith Getty.

Do you avoid joining in with congregational worship in church because you think you can’t sing? 

Perhaps you can recall an awkward conversation as a child when you were asked to mouth the words, rather than sing them;...

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For good or for ill, 2017 is in the rear view mirror and a new year is upon us. As we set out into 2018, I find myself pondering some of the issues that may be especially pertinent to Reformed Christians in the year ahead. I am no prophet (see number three below), but do keep my ear to the ground,...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 18:43

A La Carte (January 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty eclectic collection of works.

(On Saturday I attempted to provide a link to An EPIC Evening in Belfast but gave the wrong link. So here it is again. If you’re in or near Belfast, consider checking it out!)

When Spurgeon was Invited to Preach at...

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Welcome to Headlines & Happenings where I try to pick up some of the themes that were popular among Christians in the week that has just passed. This is actually harder than it sounds, especially in a relatively slow week like the one right after New Year’s!

Resolutions

The Christian...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 19:47

Weekend A La Carte (January 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books you may want to look at.

(Yesterday on the blog: a list of my picks for some of The Best CCM Debut Albums)

An EPIC Evening in Belfast

I will be in Belfast on January 30 and would love to meet you for an informal drop-in event at the Evangelical...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 20:00

The Best CCM Debut Albums

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Sometimes you heard a band’s or artist’s debut album and think, “I’ll keep an eye on them.” Sometimes you hear it and think, “I’m hooked.” There are some artists who take two or three albums to really hit their stride while others make their mark...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 18:44

A La Carte (January 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few for Christians and a pretty long list of general market deals as well.

(Yesterday at the blog: A brief video about Kids and Cellphones)

Cultural Myths About Truth and Love

“A witness for Christ in any age—and certainly in this present...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:45

Kids and Cellphones – Three-Minute Thursdays #9

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute Thursdays, where, in three minutes or less, I try to say something useful, maybe even helpful, about a subject that’s of interest to people like you and me. Today I want to talk about our kids and their cellphones. Really, I want to talk about when...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 18:39

A La Carte (January 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals are a bit of a grab bag, but there’s probably something there for everyone.

Logos users will want to check out the deals on works by Piper, MacArthur, Sproul, and others.

(Yesterday at the blog: The 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America)

On Being a...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:00

The 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America

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Newsmax recently released their picks for the 100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. I’m sure it was no small project to sift through the thousands of possibilities among the millions of Evangelicals to arrive at a mere 100. Their top-ten are Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Joel Osteen,...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 19:07

A La Carte (January 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include many volumes in the Christ Centered Exposition Commentary series which is great for general readers. You may also want to sort through the list of their monthly general market deals.

(Yesterday at the blog: Love Thy Body, a review of what I think will be one of the...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 20:00

Love Thy Body

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It is always a big deal when Nancy Pearcey releases a new book. It’s a special pleasure when that release is timed for the beginning of a new year. Such is the case with Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. In this new work she brings her unique voice to some of...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 19:06

A La Carte (January 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books. Be sure to check the deals from yesterday, too, if you weren’t checking in on the holiday.

If you’re looking for a new devotional, Westminster Books has you covered with some new deals.

How To Be Happy This Year (Hint: It’s...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 02:01

Learn, Read, Grow More in 2018

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This sponsored post was provided by Books at a Glance.

While not everyone has a written set of New Year’s goals or resolutions, most people take the opportunity of a New Year to identify one or two things you’d like to improve, change, or do more of in the next 12 months, and studies...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 19:49

Vlog: Happy New Year

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Happy new year! Here’s a wee little recap of my 2017 and a brief look forward to 2018. I sure enjoyed doing “light blogging” last week (which meant posting only the daily A La Carte articles) and am now eager to get back to the usual regimen.

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 19:19

A La Carte (January 1)

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Happy new year! I hope you are facing 2018 with encouragement and hope. Why not begin it with a prayer like this one?

Today’s Kindle deals include a lot by Paul Tripp. You can’t ever go wrong with his books. There are also lots of excellent general market deals, like LOTR for $3.99, etc.

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 20:00

2017: A Year in Review

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It’s the time of year for blogs and other sites to provide their annual round-up of the year’s most popular articles. I don’t know why we do this, but it seems to be a tradition. On that basis, let me tell you who visited and what they read in 2017.

The site served up well...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 20:22

Weekend A La Carte (December 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the Goodreader Choice Award winners (which include a new biography of Queen Victoria) as well as a few good picks for Christians. That’s not a bad day to close out the year!

Fear Not

John Piper wants to help you finish 2017 with hope.

12 Gospel-Centered Books...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crown Covenant)

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This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Crown and Covenant Publications.

Five winners will each receive a copy of Prayers of the Bible: 366 Devotionals to encourage your prayer life gift edition.  Here is what Crown and Covenant have to say about it:

Prayer is something we find...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 18:49

A La Carte (December 29)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a list of general market bestsellers and some books for Christians.

Five Lessons Learned from Counseling those with Anxiety

“Fear…Anxiety…Worry.  In the cursed world in which we live as fallen image bearers, this pattern can often be a...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 18:16

A La Carte (December 28)

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I was not able to track down any interesting Kindle deals for today, but we will hope for better things tomorrow. However, I did manage to track down some excellent articles and videos:

My Personal Philosophy of Open Air Preaching.

Geoffrey R. Kirkland shares his philosophy of open air preaching and...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 19:20

A La Carte (December 27)

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Westminster Books continues to run their great deals on ESV Bibles as well as some great books. You’ve also got just a couple of days left to get your Christmas deals from Logos. Meanwhile, today’s Kindle deals include a few books for the scholars and one or two for the rest of us.

Church...

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