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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This sponsored post by Wayne Grudem is correlated with the release of his new book Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, in which Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:05

A Wee Health Update

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Hi, everyone.

This is Aileen writing today. On behalf of Tim I wanted to let you know that the ongoing issue with the nerves in his arms has flared up badly over the past week. He is also having some issues with his back—we are not sure if the two are directly related although we suspect they...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 20:00

A La Carte (June 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the usual list of books from Crossway, plus a few other good selections.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor (Video Games, Christian Books, Prosperity Gospel, etc))

Context Matters: Valley of Dry Bones

“Context matters. If we learn to re...

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I[/dropcap] continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them commenting on my articles or videos on video games, Jesus, marriage, the prosperity gospel church, and God’s hatred for sexual immorality.  I hope you enjoy them!

Letters on Do Your Children...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 21:53

Weekend A La Carte (June 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good books that cross lots of categories.

(Yesterday on the blog: 10 Books Every Christian Should Read)

Are Southern Baptists Turning Into Feminists?

Denny Burk replies to an article in the New York Times suggesting that Southern Baptists are...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Cruciform Press)

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This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Cruciform Press. 

Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 22:51

10 Books Every Christian Should Read

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I believe that of all the questions I receive, the most common relate to books. What are some books I ought to read? Can you recommend a book on this subject or that subject? What should I read next? I’m happy to answer such questions, but thought I might be able to answer a bunch at once by...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:09

A La Carte (June 22)

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I’m in San Diego today and looking forward to speaking several times at the IBCD conference on the theme of “Loving Wayward Souls.” I hope to meet some of you here! Then it’s back home Saturday to worship with my church family on Sunday.

(Yesterday on the blog: The...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:11

The Lost Spiritual Discipline

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We are all accustomed to reading works on the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. We know that as Christians we ought to discipline ourselves to ensure we maintain a lifelong focus on Word, prayer, and fellowship. And so we read the Bible and meditate on it, we pray as individuals and...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:08

A La Carte (June 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection of books and booklets.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Greatest Treasure of Church History)

Life as a Vapor

Many people have been wondering how Paul Washer has been doing since his heart attack. Here’s a recent update he wrote for his...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:40

The Greatest Treasure of Church History

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This is my year of traveling, searching, and scouring the world to uncover the treasures of church history. Since December I’ve been in 11 different countries (with many more remaining) and have gazed upon some amazing objects. This is, of course, all part of the project I’m calling...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:32

A La Carte (June 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a whole collection of excellent Puritan works (and more).

(Yesterday on the blog: Why the Best Missions Sermon Is All About God’s Sovereignty)

What Makes a Translation Accurate?

Bill Mounce answers the question. And the answer isn’t as simple as you...

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David Platt’s sermon at the 2012 T4G conference is one of the most powerful calls to the nations in the last twenty years. What made it so compelling? The title of the sermon says it all: “Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions.” It’s the next entry in the...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 20:00

A La Carte (June 19)

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I wasn’t able to track down any compelling Kindle deals today. We’ll try again tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: Not Worrying ≠ Not Caring)

8 Habits of the Excellent Bible Teacher

Here’s one for the Bible teachers. “I’ve learned that becoming excellent at...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 20:12

Not Worrying ≠ Not Caring

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Those nights when you lie awake, restless and tossing and turning, your mind churning over a future that is uncertain and unknown. Those days when your heart is heavy and your spirit is sorrowful while you imagine what will befall you or that person you love. There isn’t a human being alive...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 20:09

A La Carte (June 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the weekly selection from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: Sonnet To My Mother)

My Father-in-law’s Advice to Me

“One of the most common things that fathers regret before they die is this: ‘I worked too much and did not spend enough time with...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 21:00

Sonnet To My Mother

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Yes, I know it’s Father’s Day today, but I’m posting a poem for a mother. I’ve recently been discovering and enjoying the poetry of Henry Kirke White whose work was written in the opening years of the nineteenth century. Though he died at just 21, he left behind some...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 21:32

Weekend A La Carte (June 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include something old and something new.

Logos users, click here to get a free copy of Schaeffer’s Escape from Reason.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference)

Psalms for Men Who Are Struggling

This was helpful to me yesterday. “T...

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Trust, who also sponsored the blog this week.

What does it mean to be a Christian man? InThe Masculine Mandate, Richard Phillips looks back to the garden of Eden and highlights God’s calling for men in...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:23

The Controversy Behind the Revoice Conference

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I have received quite a few emails and messages about the forthcoming Revoice conference at Memorial Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in America), in St. Louis. This conference is a long way from me both geographically and denominationally but, like many other people, I have been paying...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:11

A La Carte (June 15)

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(Quick note: Some of you are reading Holy Helps for a Godly Life With Me. I am pushing back this week’s article for one week. Some people had trouble securing a copy of the book, so I’m delaying the next reading by a week. Check back next Thursday!)

Today’s Kindle deals includes a...

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My recent trip to Africa took me to Lusaka, Zambia, where I had the chance to sit down for a few minutes with Voddie Baucham. We talked about his move to Africa, what he loves about Zambia, what he misses about America, and who would triumph if he and his pal James White ever got into a...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:12

A La Carte (June 14)

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There isn’t a whole lot to report for Kindle deals today, except for a nice little bio of Martin Luther.

Westminster Books has some okay deals on a few excellent books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Sacred Feathers)

God’s Presence Is the Essence of Heaven

Randy Alcorn: “Numerous...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:55

Sacred Feathers

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I have spent the great majority of my life on the western side of the Greater Toronto Area. In grade school my family moved to Ancaster and I soon went to school in Hamilton and got a job in Burlington; when Aileen and I married we moved to Brantford, then on to Dundas. My first job took us to...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:49

A La Carte (June 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite an extensive list of titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Africa (with Special Guests Voddie Baucham & Conrad Mbewe))

J.D. Greear Elected SBC President

Christianity Today reports: “Greear, a 45-year-old whose North Carolina megachurch has become...

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