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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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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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:00

How Can We Glorify God with Our Time?

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The way you spend your time says more about your spiritual condition than you may think. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” In this clip, I try to expose two ways in which we...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:53

A La Carte (February 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent resources on the local church. You’ll also find my little book Run to Win and a few from Reformation Heritage Books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography)

James MacDonald Fired from Harvest

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In recent weeks I’ve encountered a number of people who have never read a biography. While there’s no law commanding the reading of biographies, there are certainly many good reasons to make them a regular part of a reading diet. Today I want to offer just a few suggestions and...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:51

A La Carte (February 13)

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There is, once again, a small list of Kindle deals to browse through.

Yesterday I put out a little video about ESV Scripture Journals; shortly thereafter (and entirely coincidentally) they went on sale at Westminster Books.

The Power of the Gospel and the Meltdown of Identity Politics

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Monday, 11 February 2019 19:04

What Are The ESV Scripture Journals All About?

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You’ve probably seen something recently about the ESV Scripture Journals. According to the publisher, they “pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages opposite each page of the biblical text, allowing readers to take extended notes or...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 18:56

A La Carte (February 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of books that are worth checking out.

If you’ve going to be at the TGC conference in April, I’d love to see you for a Visual Theology breakout. And we’re working on a nice giveaway for all attendees. If you’ve already registered...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:05

Meet My Friend Selina

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As I’ve traveled the world over the past year, I’ve made many new friends. Some of these friends are living, but many more of them have long since gone to glory, and I’ve had to meet them through their biographies and through the objects they’ve left behind. One of my new...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:54

A La Carte (February 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books about marriage, among them a personal favorite–Married for God.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in February)

Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ

What inspiring story of aging with grace. “Culture tends to portray...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 19:30

How We Worshipped One Sunday in February

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do so hoping they serve as a model of how one church attempts to worship the Lord in a distinctly biblical way.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as our service leader and...

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Friday, 08 February 2019 19:30

Weekend A La Carte (February 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are worth considering.

(Yesterday on the blog: Travel Tips from a Journey Round the World)

Valentine’s Day and Christian Dads

Chap Bettis: “There is something about knowing florists, card-makers, and restaurants make a killing off...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 19:11

Travel Tips from a Journey Round the World

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I spent a lot of last year traveling the world to carry out research for my forthcoming church history project–a project that took me to 24 countries across 6 continents. Now that the travel is winding down, I’m beginning to think about a few of the travel lessons I learned along the...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 19:03

A La Carte (February 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books–it has been a bit of a slow stretch!

Westminster Books has begun a new feature where each month they’ll highlight and discount resources related to a different book of the Bible. Here’s this month’s list.

(Yesterday on...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 19:12

It Takes Two

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Gossip is not only a sin of the mouth, but also a sin of the ears. It takes two: the one who speaks and the one who listens. Reading or listening to gossip is not a different sin from speaking or spreading it, but simply the opposite side of the same sin. It’s a quarter whether it’s...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 18:59

A La Carte (February 7)

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I was glad to be a guest recently on the B.A.R. Podcast. You can hear that episode right here if you’re into podcasts.

(Yesterday on the blog: Advanced Technologies and Basic Christianity)

A Strategy of Faithful Average Ministry

It’s okay to be average. “It is all too easy...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 19:23

Advanced Technologies and Basic Christianity

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A couple of weeks ago someone captured a photograph of a smiling or sneering, mocking or awkward young man standing face-to-face with a peacemaking or threatening, respectful or bad-mannered older man. This photo was posted to Twitter. And you know what happened next. But even though you know what h...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 19:02

A La Carte (February 6)

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

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

Two Pastors’ Advice on Pastoral Visits to the Grieving

Helpful! “Praise God for modern communication. A phone call is helpful and nice. But a voicemail will never...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 19:19

New and Notable Books for February

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I get a lot of books in the mail and once a month or so like to sit down and tell you about some of the especially notable ones. So here they are: the new and notable books for February.

Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail DoddsWhy I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons by John...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 19:12

A La Carte (February 5)

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There are three solid picks in today’s Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: On Living in a Post-Christian Context)

The Christian Life Is More Like a Bus Ride Than a Motorcycle Ride

“Hey pastor, here’s some language I use to help my people understand how the gospel relates...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 01:49

Logos 8: Launch Discounts Ending Soon

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This week the blog is sponsored by Logos.

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The countdown has begun: the Logos 8 launch discount officially ends in a week. You could save 10–40% depending on what you own, so visitLogos.com to see your discount.

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 19:05

On Living in a Post-Christian Context

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The West is becoming increasingly post-Christian. Many of the more progressive nations are not merely overlooking or ignoring their Judeo-Christian heritage, but actively destroying it. They are making their way through their laws and constitutions, their definitions and traditions, to divest it...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 19:01

A La Carte (February 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books (and a Bible). Usually Crossway has a nice list for us on Mondays, but it looks like maybe someone forgot to flip the switch this week!

I realized as I was putting together today’s selection that I had found articles from 7 different...

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Saturday, 02 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, 01 February 2019 19:52

Weekend A La Carte (February 2)

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There are so many Kindle deals today! If you use a Kindle at all, you’ll probably want to take a peek.

(Yesterday on the blog: Mere Calvinism) Note: The paperback version quickly went out of stock at Amazon, but should be available again now to ship early next week. 

The Annus...

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