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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Friday, 30 November 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday’s is sponsored by Moody Publishers who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five copies of John MacArthur’s book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from the Lord to His People. Here is how they describe...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:47

On the Death of John Allen Chau

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Suddenly the whole world is talking about Christian missions. In his own way, John Allen Chau has sparked a conversation that now rages within the church and outside of it. I’ve spent the past week gathering my thoughts about his situation, and would like to offer a few points I hope you find...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:36

A La Carte (November 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books and some Bibles. Stay tuned tomorrow when there should be some deals to start the new month.

(Yesterday on the blog: Becoming Better Readers)

The 50% Lie

“You’ve heard it repeatedly on radio, podcasts, and TV. You’ve read it in...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:11

Becoming Better Readers

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During a recent trip to China , I was invited to spend some time with some friends who live there. They asked me questions that ranged far and wide, but here we talk about how to become better readers.

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What tips would you give for someone wanting to be a better reader?

Tim:In terms of...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:06

A La Carte (November 29)

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There are a few new Kindle deals today that include some good works by John Stott and John MacArthur.

(Yesterday on the blog: When the Mission Field Comes To You)

Faith and (No) Work

This is a helpful perspective from a different culture. “For so many African Christians, the...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:01

Christ’s Call to Reform the Church

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This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers who are promoting John MacArthur’s book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from The Lord to His People.

In the book of Revelation, Jesus wrote seven letters to cities in Asia Minor. He didn’t write them to...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:04

When the Mission Field Comes To You

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What Christian hasn’t been moved by the beautiful vision of Revelation 7? John sees a powerful display of what God means to accomplish—and, indeed, what he is accomplishing and will accomplish—through the gospel of Jesus Christ. “After this I looked, and behold, a great...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:00

A La Carte (November 28)

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Here’s a reminder that I’ve now got a Daily Podcast that shares some of the content of the blog in audio format. I’ve been encouraged by the early returns! It’s now (finally) available via iTunes, etc. You can learn more here.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Philippines)

He...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:46

EPIC: Philippines

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It was over a year ago that I announced my EPIC round-the-world project in which I’d be travelling to different countries to search for and research church history. Twelve months and 24 countries later, I’ve finally completed my final trip for 2018. Here is some footage from my recent...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 18:22

A La Carte (November 27)

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The list of Kindle deals today is not huge, but it features some really good books.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye)

You Are Blessed to be a Blessing

We are so prone to think of our Christian walk in individualistic ways, aren’t we? We do our...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:49

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye

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There are times when a kind of weirdness settles over evangelicalism, when for a while people are swept away by strange and flawed ideas. This usually happens when Christians are attempting to counter ideas that are prevalent outside the church. Instead of reacting in a measured way, we...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:32

A La Carte (November 26)

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I’ve got a big round-up of Cyber Monday deals for you to browse through today. It includes a big selection of Kindle deals you’ll definitely want to check out.

(Yesterday on the blog:  My Top Book Reviews of All-Time)

How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights?

David Mathis: “We...

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Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:53

My Top Book Reviews of All-Time

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It’s a question I’m asked often: What are the top book reviews you’ve written? I take that to mean this: Which of the reviews you’ve written have been read the most? I suppose it’s not surprising that the most popular book reviews are all for books I disagreed with in...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 19:42

Weekend A La Carte (November 24)

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There are some nice Kindle deals to check out today. A couple are newer books and a couple are classics.

(Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians – many of these deals are still valid today)

False Teachers Out Themselves by Their Way of Life

“False teachers...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Tyndale House Publishers)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving five copies of Aching Joy by Jason Hague.

 

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When his oldest son was diagnosed with severe autism, pastor Jason Hague found...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:24

A La Carte (November 23)

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Keep an eye on the Kindle deals page since I’ll be adding to it over the weekend. I expect Monday will be a big day.

Be sure to check the Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians over the course of today as it will be updated as I come across new deals.

Straight from the Bible

This...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:24

Black Friday 2018 Deals for Christians

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While there are many places you can go today to find deals on electronics and other big-ticket items, I like to provide a place for Christian retailers to make their deals known to Christians who are trying to kick-start their Christmas shopping. I will update this list regularly throughout the...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:17

A La Carte (November 22)

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! I trust you’ll have a day filled with the great gifts of joy and gratitude.

Today I’m going to stick to just A La Carte, then tomorrow I’ll be back with a round-up of Black Friday deals. There are lots of good ones rolling...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:30

My New Book: Run to Win

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As so many readers of this site settle into your Thanksgiving weekends (and the holiday season that follows it), I want to make you aware of a new book that may be of interest to you–my newest book, as it happens. Run to Win: The Lifelong Pursuits of a Godly Man began on this site with a...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:12

A La Carte (November 21)

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Just a quick note about what’s coming up here over the next couple of days. Tomorrow (Thanksgiving in the USA) I’ll be publishing an A La Carte post. On Friday I’ll have A La Carte, plus my annual roundup of Black Friday deals for Christians. A similar Cyber Monday post will come...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 19:45

How Can We Stay Productive Over the Long-Haul?

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During a recent trip to China , I was invited to spend some time with some friends who live there. They asked me questions that ranged far and wide, but here we talk about productivity and how we can remain productive over the long-haul.

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How do you continue to come up with new ideas for...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 19:05

A La Carte (November 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Reformation Heritage, a few from John MacArthur, and one from Mark Jones.

(Yesterday on the blog: Give Me a Man with an Open Bible!)

I Am the Daughter of a Pedophile

The hour was late when the phone rang one evening last May. It was...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 01:01

God Does Give You More than You Can Handle

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This week the blog is sponsored by Tyndale, and the post is written by Jason Hague, author of Aching Joy. 

I am richly blessed in the community department. Not everyone is so lucky. Like others who are in the throes of crisis, autism parents often seek comfort from friends, but all too often,...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:09

Give Me a Man with an Open Bible!

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It’s the age of the expert, the age of the specialist. And sure enough, there’s a growing theme in the Christian world that experience is a necessary prerequisite to authority. If you want to know about parenting, you need to talk to a parent. If you want to know about marriage, you...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:02

A La Carte (November 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple from Crossway and a couple of commentaries.

Here’s a reminder that I now have a Daily Podcast that shares some of my content via audio format. Here’s the most recent episode.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor)

3 Lines in the Sand

S...

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