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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Monday, 10 September 2018 14:45

Have You Committed The Unpardonable Sin?

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Have you ever wondered if you have committed that one unpardonable sin the Bible talks about? A lot of people spend a lot of time really concerned about this, so it may do them good to listen in as I talk about why I think it’s unlikely they have committed it.

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I think every pastor,...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 14:34

A La Carte (September 11)

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Good morning from northern India! I am in India primarily to do research related to my EPIC project but I’m also spending a little time catching up with friends. Delhi Bible Fellowship South is hosting an lunch event beginning at noon on Sunday. If you’re in the area, I’d love to...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 02:01

The Mission of God

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This week the blog is sponsored by The G3 Conference

 

In January, we will gather in Atlanta for the annual G3 Conference—a theology conference for the Church (not just pastors and church leaders). This year could potentially be the most important conference we’ve had in...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:00

The Folly Bound Up in the Heart of a Child

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The Bible tells us what we all soon learn by hard experience: “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child” (Proverbs 22:15). Though children are young and naive and innocent in so many ways, they are also desperately foolish. Such folly is not displayed merely in silliness or immaturity...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 19:00

A La Carte (September 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include books by James White, Lydia Brownback, and others…

(Yesterday on the blog: Announcing Advance! and Aging Gracefully)

How Prayer Exposes the Illusion of Control

“Prayer reminds us that control is an illusion, a farce. We don’t have it. But, far...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 20:30

Announcing Advance! and Aging Gracefully

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I am excited to announce that we have released two new booklets in the Cruciform Quick series. Advance! and Aging Gracefully are both professionally-edited, improved adaptations of blog series I wrote a couple of years. Each booklet is ideal for individual reading or for use in a group setting....

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Friday, 07 September 2018 20:49

Weekend A La Carte (September 8)

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After a bit of a dry spell there are some new and interesting Kindle deals for you to check out. They include books by R.C. Sproul, Michael Horton, and others.

(Yesterday on the blog: No Excuses for Preaching Bad Sermons)

What do People Mean by ‘Coming Into the Presence of...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 20:03

No Excuses for Preaching Bad Sermons

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When I was a teen, I went digging around the attic one day and found my dad’s old camera. Just finding it there sparked an interest in photography and I decided to learn how to use it. I quickly discovered, though, that photography is not easy. At least, in that era it sure wasn’t. I...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 20:00

A La Carte (September 7)

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I’m really looking forward to speaking at the Standing Firm conference later this month right here in Oakville. Other speakers include H.B. Charles Jr, Al Mohler, and Crawford Loritts. As far as I know, there are still tickets available.

(Yesterday on the blog: How Should You Dispose of a...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 19:56

How Should You Dispose of a Bible ?

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How should you dispose of an old Bible? Is there a right way and a wrong way? Is there a biblical way and an unbiblical way? Listen in as I try to work through this surprisingly common question.

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I recently got the question, how do you dispose of an old Bible? Somebody’s Bible had...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 19:52

A La Carte (September 6)

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You won’t find a better deal than this on Credo Course’s “Introduction to Theology” course. Meanwhile, Westminster Books has a nice sale on books for young children. I did not manage to track down any new Kindle deals for the day.

(Yesterday on the blog: Benny Hinn, Joel...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 19:47

Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, and Milkshake Ducks

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A few years ago a video went viral among Christians, and I wonder if you remember it. It showed a preacher laying a verbal beat-down on Joel Osteen for his unwillingness to publicly declare that Jesus is the only way to the Father. This preacher went on to call Christians to be unashamed of the...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 19:36

A La Carte (September 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole stack of solid books.

This is another reminder that I’ve got a Spanish blog that is updated with articles and videos several times a week. Pass it on!

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Switzerland)

The Social Justice & the Gospel

Yesterday marked...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 19:53

EPIC: Switzerland

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My latest EPIC journey took me to Switzerland (and France and Germany) where I was searching for objects relating to the Reformers and the Huguenots. Join me as I explore this beautiful country and a couple of its neighbors.

This video was made possible in part by Zondervan and the forthcoming...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 19:48

A La Carte (September 4)

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I was not able to track down much by way of Kindle deals today, but if you missed them over the long weekend, be sure to check in as there are lots to be had.

(Yesterday on the blog: Have We Finally Hit Peak Attractional?)

From a Moral-Historical Perspective, This Crisis is Worse Than...

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This week the blog is sponsored by Books at a Glance.

Learn More…in Less Time!

Have you ever wanted to read more quality Christian books but couldn’t seem to find the time? Have you ever been frustrated purchasing a book only to discover that it wasn’t as rewarding as you had...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 20:18

Have We Finally Hit Peak Attractional?

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So Ed Young is at it again. Last week he announced a forthcoming sermon series titled “Wrastlin’” and did so through a video that is nothing short of absurd. “Over four weeks this September, Ed Young and Fellowship Church welcome four legendary guests from the world of...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 20:09

A La Carte (September 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all sorts of good books. You may also want to scroll down to Saturday’s list if you missed it.

(Yesterday on the blog: The First Two Minutes Matter Most)

Should We Expect Miracles Today?

I appreciated this perspective on the miracles and the miraculous...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 17:28

The First Two Minutes Matter Most

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It’s obvious, I know. It’s been said a million times by a million different people. But, in my defense, it’s been forgotten by a million more. I’ve said it and neglected it too many times to count: The first two minutes matter most.

Today Christians are gathering all across...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 21:10

Weekend A La Carte (September 1)

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This is one of the best days in recent memories for Kindle deals, so be sure to visit the deals page.

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is a bit of an unusual one, but even if it’s not of interest, some of the ones that are on sale may have more appeal.

Logos users will...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (HarperCollins)

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

They are giving away 5 copies of the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible.  Here’s what they are saying about it:

Marvel at the big story; savor each detail

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:19

The Rugged Beauty of Switzerland

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I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland (though we also swung through France, Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein). I was there to conduct research for my worldwide EPIC project and then to enjoy some time with Aileen as we marked our twentieth anniversary. We traveled through many parts of...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 20:05

A La Carte (August 31)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few more books that may help you build out your collection.

Westminster Books is having a great sale on the 9Marks series of books. You can’t go wrong with any of them.

(Yesterday on the blog: Raising Our Children To Be In But Not Of The World)

She’...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:11

Raising Our Children To Be In But Not Of The World

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Parenting is tough. One of our greatest challenges is to raise kids who are able to exist in this world while not being of this world. A reader recently asked for some thoughts on this, and here’s what I had to say.

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I wonder if you’ve ever thought about what it would be like to...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 20:06

A La Carte (August 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an often-recommended two-volume church history.

(Yesterday on the blog: Is It Time To Go Back to The Heart of Worship?)

Moms Need Soul-Care over Self-Care

It’s almost impossible to visit a motherhood website, blog, or play group without running into...

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