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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Last week I made mention of the recent news that the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been removed from the award that, until this year, bore her name–an award given to writers or illustrators of children’s books who have made a lengthy contribution to children’s literature. As I...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 20:36

Weekend A La Carte (July 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good deals you’ll at least want to peek at.

(Yesterday on the blog: Social Media and Churches / Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?)

Should Followers of Christ Observe the Torah?

“A great deal of the New Testament is devoted to the...

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by LifeWay’s Gospel Foundations, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five Gospel Foundations Starter Packs. Each Pack includes:

◦           10 Bible Study Books

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At a recent event in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was asked about the relationship of churches and social media, and also asked about cell phone addiction (and information about my experiment in getting rid of my smart phone for a time). In these two videos I give my answers.

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 19:58

A La Carte (July 6)

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This week only, Credo Courses has the audio versions of their courses marked down to nothing! The video versions are also heavily discounted.

(Yesterday on the blog: 5 Cautions for Your Spiritual Disciplines)

Movements Come and Go, the Church Remains

There are a variety of movements...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 20:13

5 Cautions for Your Spiritual Disciplines

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We are all familiar with the spiritual disciplines and most of us are aware their importance to a healthy Christian life. Most of us practice the disciplines of reading scripture, praying, fellowshipping with other believers, and perhaps even fasting. But a few cautions may be in order as our...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 20:10

A La Carte (July 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty wide selection of titles to look at.

Logos users may want to take advantage of some of this months items on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Honestly Assessing Our Decision to Public School Our Kids)

Preach Like Keith Green Sang

Here are three...

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Last week Aileen and I had the joy of attending our son’s high school graduation. Nick graduated as an Ontario Scholar, certified as bilingual in French and English. Now he gets six weeks of vacation before he heads south to Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, to begin the next phase of...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 19:54

A La Carte (July 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few deals you might want to take a look at.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Utter Horror of the Smallest Sins)

The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

Michael Kruger continues his excellent series. “There is perhaps no commandment in the series that...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 20:11

The Utter Horror of the Smallest Sins

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You’ve probably heard it said that all sin is the same. There are some who argue that there is really no such thing as big sins or little sins, no distinction between acts of depravity and mere peccadillos. That charge is easily answered— the Bible often distinguishes between various...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 20:09

A La Carte (July 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a good dose of C.S. Lewis and some other good books besides.

We are only a couple of weeks out from An EPIC Evening in Edinburgh. Come join me for questions & answers, some giveaways, and, of course, fellowship! I’ll look forward to seeing you...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 02:01

Everything Revolves Around Jesus

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Gospel Project, who also wrote this article adapted from Gospel Foundations Volume 1: The God Who Creates.

Why did God create? Was it because He was lonely? Because there was something deficient in Himself? To fulfill some need that He had? Far from any of...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 20:27

When Failure Saves and Success Destroys

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Like almost everybody who’s 40 years of age or older, I’ve known my share of both failure and success. I can look back on my life and see areas where I’ve succeeded far beyond my expectations and areas where I’ve failed far beneath my hopes. But I’ve learned to be...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 20:17

A La Carte (July 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting titles. You may also want to check out this month’s general market deals and get some summer reading.

You’ll want to take a look at this month’s free audiobook from Christian Audio. You can also get a free course (and...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 22:03

On Renaming the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

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As was true of so many other children of the 70s (and surrounding generations), Laura Ingalls Wilder played a surprisingly prominent role in my childhood. Her “Little House” books were first read to me by my mother. Then, when I was old enough to read on my own, I went through them so...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 21:02

Weekend A La Carte (June 30)

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There are some pretty good Kindle deals to explore today on books new and old.

(Yesterday on the blog: Tips for Reading and Writing)

William Cowper

“There’s something about Cowper’s sensitive spirit and his familiarity with suffering that led him to create beautiful hymns...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand new Bible that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:Christian Ethicsby Wayne Grudem.There will be five winners this week and each will receive a copy of the...

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While in Zambia for my recent EPIC trip, I held an Ask Me Anything event at Central Africa Baptist College. Here are a couple of the questions and answers: one concerns the relationship between reading and writing, and the other asks for practical tips to become a better reader. I hope you find the...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 20:01

A La Carte (June 29)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some old stuff, some new stuff, and some stuff that fits nicely between.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why You Won’t Make It Without Armor)

Three People Who Through Suffering Became Extraordinary

Seeing positive outcomes ofsomesuffering should lead us...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:11

Why You Won’t Make It Without Armor

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At some point every Christian learns about the armor of God, the spiritual weaponry through which we are able to resist the relentless attacks of Satan as he seeks to destroy us. According to Ephesians 6, we are to fasten on the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, take up the...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:07

A La Carte (June 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include this and that. Also, I really like the sound of this new Preacher’s Catechism which Westminster Books has on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Reformed Theology: More than Five Points )

Fighting Sin with Greater Joy

Here’s a reminder of...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:17

Reformed Theology: More than Five Points

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The last few years have seen a great resurgence of interest in Reformed theology. It went from very much in the background of Christianity to being very much in the mainstream. Suddenly it was on the cover of Christianity Today and TIME and was the theme of hundreds of books and blogs. People...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:09

A La Carte (June 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a number of books you’ll probably want to at least look over.

You may want to check out this week’s deals from Westminster Books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Ask Me Anything Zambia: Writing and Productivity)

How the Catholic Church Became Roman

“How...

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While in Zambia during a recent EPIC trip, I held an Ask Me Anything event at Central Africa Baptist College. Here are a couple of the questions and answers: one concerns how to become a writer people will read, and the other is about how to maintain productivity in work. The answer is slightly...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 20:21

A La Carte (June 26)

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My sincere gratitude goes to all who sent along notes and tweets yesterday in response to my “Wee Health Update.” I’m so very thankful.

There are a few Kindle deals to explore for those who are interested.

Faithful Are the Wounds of a Friend

Here’s a good word on friendship:...

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