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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Sunday, 03 March 2019 13:43

A La Carte (March 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some good titles from Crossway (as well as another book or two). Also, The Good Book Company has a free e-book for you in exchange for your email address.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Beauty of a Gentle Heart)

Sexual Abuse in Student Ministry

A lot of abuse...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 19:30

The Beauty of a Gentle Heart

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If there is any quality that is conspicuous by its absence today, perhaps it is gentleness. Though this is a precious and beautiful trait, it is sadly rare. I recently read (and highly recommend!) J.R. Miller’s short work A Gentle Heart, and in that book I came across this convicting passage...

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Friday, 01 March 2019 20:03

Weekend A La Carte (March 2)

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There are just a few Kindle deals to look at today. Also, Christian Audio has their free audio book of the month ready for download.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for March)

The West is a Third World Country: The Relevance of Philip Rieff

This one will take a bit of time and...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:10

New and Notable Books for March

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It’s that time again! I couldn’t possibly read or review every good book (not to mention every bad book) that finds its way into my mailbox. However, I do like to look them all over and let my readers know about some of the new ones that are most notable. So here are the new and notable...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 19:06

A La Carte (March 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a reasonable selection of worthwhile titles.

Logos has some a good free book of the month ready for you to grab. Westminster Books has a great sale on the New Studies in Biblical Theology.

Desperately Seeking Transcendence

This is a very, very good article on...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:56

A La Carte (February 28)

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It’s not much of a day for Kindle deals, so we will hope for better things tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Eternal Significance of a Single Little Word)

Why is Dystopian Fiction Worth Reading?

Maybe it’s time to read some thoughtful dystopian fiction. “This is a genre...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:08

The Eternal Significance of a Single Little Word

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Jesus tells us—in fact, he solemnly warns us—that our words matter. Every single word we speak has significance. “I tell you,” he says, “on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36). Not most of those...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:54

A La Carte (February 27)

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There are a few Kindle deals for you to look through. Also, this week’s deals from Westminster Books include all kinds of great resources from Ligonier Ministries (and 3 free months of Tabletalk magazine).

Cultural or Christian?

I really enjoy reflections like these on very different...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 18:56

A La Carte (February 26)

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Thanks for putting up with me last week as I took a break from the daily articles. Unfortunately, I’m not doing a whole lot better, but will try to get at least three articles up through the course of this week, along with the daily A La Cartes.

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 01:01

The Cost (and Gift) of Discipleship

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This week the blog is sponsored by Crossway and is written by Sam Allberry.

One of the most remarkable promises Jesus ever made is also one of the least known.

In Mark 10 we have the encounter between Jesus and the rich young man. The latter is seemingly full of potential for being a really great...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:52

When Grumbling Meets Gossip

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It’s for good reason that the Apostle Paul is considered one of the greatest leaders among the first generation of Christians. He was the early church’s foremost theologian, pastor, missionary, and church planter. He was also the Christian faith’s chief exemplar. Through the...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:48

A La Carte (February 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some solid books from Crossway (and a couple of others as well).

(Yesterday on the blog: Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon)

African United Methodists Won’t Trade Bible for Dollars

This is a wonderful read. “And then please hear me when I...

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:30

Confession of Sin Assurance of Pardon

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One of the key elements in our worship services at Grace Fellowship Church is a confession of sin and assurance of pardon. We try to vary the way we do these and I found last week’s particular effective and moving. Here’s how it went.

We began this portion of the service by reading Psalm...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 20:06

Weekend A La Carte (February 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics.

Will Woke Progressives Allow Celebrities to Be Christian?

David French: “We cannot exist as a pluralistic and diverse society if the price of admission to any American industry is the abandonment of religious faith to conform to the...

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This week the blog has been sponsored by Ligonier and Reformation Trust.

Biblical. Reliable. Readable.

For over forty years, Tabletalk magazine has helped growing Christians live biblically informed lives. In each issue, you’ll find daily studies to help you understand and apply God’s...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:05

A La Carte (February 22)

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Thanks for bearing with me through an article-less week. I hope to have some fresh content next week. But for now, I continue with the daily A La Carte.

Westminster Books has deals on books for parents and grandparents.

From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church

CT reports on recent events...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 19:03

A La Carte (February 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of Bibles and a commentary. The search continues!

5 Best Practices for Preventing Sex Abuse in Your Church

“This article offers five ways to help your church avoid being added to a growing list of churches that had their heads in the sand, thinking...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:58

A La Carte (February 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include an eclectic little list of titles that may prove interesting.

As always, you may find something that appeals in this week’s deals from Westminster Books.

The Bewildering Mr. Brainerd

No doubt, it was Brainerd’s desire for holiness, zeal for the...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 19:01

A La Carte (February 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a solid biography of Martin Luther and several other good books.

What Was It Like to Pastor at 17?

HB Charles Jr.: “What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all! God saved...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:03

A La Carte (February 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few solid titles from Crossway.

This is going to be an “A La Carte only” week at the blog. I finished up the first draft of a book last week and am in a lot of pain from doing so (context). So I’m going to mostly stop typing for the week and...

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 19:30

A Pastoral Prayer

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Every now and again I like to share an example of a pastoral prayer from Grace Fellowship Church. I do this because there are few examples of pastoral prayers online and I thought these may serve to inspire themes, passages, or ideas as other pastors and elders prepare to lead their churches in...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 20:17

Weekend A La Carte (February 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and some newer works.

If you’re looking for something even less expensive, you may want to browse through Nitoy Gonzalez’s latest roundup of free stuff.

(Yesterday on the blog: Has the Bible Been Preserved For Us Today?)

Sex Abuse Among...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 02:17

Free Stuff Fridays (Ligonier and Reformation Trust)

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This week the blog has been sponsored by Ligonier and Reformation Trust.

What is baptism? Is it necessary for salvation? Who should be baptized, and how should we baptize them? In his new book,Baptism: Answers to Common Questions, Guy Richard tackles these questions and more. As he searches the...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:42

Has the Bible Been Preserved For Us Today?

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I recently announced that my new book, A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible, is just about ready to launch and that we are now taking pre-orders. It is due to be released at the end of March. In the meantime, I wanted to give you a brief taste of what you’ll read and what you’ll see...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:40

A La Carte (February 15)

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I wasn’t able to track down any new Kindle deals, though there’s lots to sort through from the past week. However, Westminster Books has some new releases on sale, including John Piper’s new one as well as Mere Calvinism, which I very much enjoyed.

(Yesterday on the...

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