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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Monday, 26 March 2018 17:27

A La Carte (March 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a book by Schaeffer and a must-read by Owen.

(Yesterday on the blog:  What Counts as a “Gospel Issue?”)

Spitting in God’s Face

“Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 02:01

Sin Didn’t Kill Jesus—God Did

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This sponsored post is adapted fromThe Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament by John MacArthur—a book explaining the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, highlighting important connections to the history of Israel, the New Testament,...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 20:01

What Counts as a “Gospel Issue?”

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My guess is you’ve probably heard someone use the phrase “gospel issue.” You may well have used it yourself a few times. But what is a gospel issue? What does this phrase mean? I did some searching around to see what counts as a gospel issue and found quite an extensive list....

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:50

A La Carte (March 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some top-notch books on prayer and some others as well.

Don’t Title People “Pastor” If They Aren’t An Elder

Yes to this. “Ministry titles abound in the church today. Student Pastor. Children’s Pastor. Creative Environment...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 19:19

Sunday A La Carte (March 25)

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I would appreciate your prayers over the next few days as I complete my EPIC: England trip. We began yesterday in London and are now driving far and wide, from south to north, to track down historical objects. England has an incredible bounty of them! If you don’t already, consider following...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 19:12

Weekend A La Carte (March 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include three books you may want to look over at least briefly.

(Yesterday on the blog: Life Has Not Been Easy)

Telling a Better Story than Jordan Peterson

Here’s an interesting take: “The interviewer asked him how to keep young men from falling into racist and...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:41

Life Has Not Been Easy

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There is something satisfying about complaining, isn’t there? Even though we know it’s sinful, we still find a sick satisfaction in it. For some reason, airing our grievances seems to be a form of therapy. It does not take much to reveal the discontentment that lurks just beneath the...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:36

A La Carte (March 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books, one of which is especially good for families dealing with issues related to technology.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC Extra: Ask Me Anything Australia)

Why Did God Answer My Half-Hearted Prayer?

Kirsten McKinlay asks, “Have you ever...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 20:45

EPIC Extra: Ask Me Anything Australia

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During the recent EPIC trip to Australia we held an event in Sydney where we opened the floor up for questions. Here are a few of the questions and answers from Australia (Encouragements and concerns from my travels; especially special objects I’ve seen; the death of Billy Graham; effective...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 20:02

A La Carte (March 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books that may be worth adding to your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: Are You Godly Enough to Watch Smut?)

A week from today I’ll be doing an EPIC evening in London. If you are in the area I would love to see you there!

Your Body is a Temple,...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:30

Are You Godly Enough to Watch Smut?

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The more time you spend reading history, the more you see how things that are considered normal by one generation are often considered scandalous by the next. The moral laxity of one age often gives way to the moral clarity of the one that follows. I’m convinced an area of moral laxity among...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:03

A La Carte (March 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles that may be of interest.

Westminster Books has Short Studies on Biblical Theology series on sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Does Church Membership Really Matter? )

The Fall of Nanjing as My Grandmother Lived It

David Chen writes a harrowing...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 20:45

Does Church Membership Really Matter?

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To the modern ear, the notion of church membership can sound odd, intimidating, or even abusive. Should we care about church membership and, if so, why?

 

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Why do I need to be a member of a church? Can’t I just attend and be involved?

There’s a couple of great benefits to...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 20:00

A La Carte (March 20)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are very different from one another, yet each good in its own way.

At the end of the annual Logos March Madness, you can get the NICOT/NICNT commentary sets for 60% off. That’s a tremendous value on a great series.

(Yesterday on the blog: It...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 02:01

3 Perks of Being a Christian Business Owner

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This week the blog is sponsored by Strider, a Christian-owned online marketing agency. This post is written by Strider’s founder and president, Ryan Freeman.Contact Strider to learn more about growing your business online.

At first glance, the idea notion of being a Christian and owning a...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:15

It Takes a Church To Raise Your Child

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You’ve probably heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is so difficult, so complex, so relentless, that it is more than any two people can successfully handle. Children thrive under the responsibility of loving parents but also under the watchful eye of a caring...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:00

A La Carte (March 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a selection of books, many of them related to Good Friday or Easter.

(Yesterday on the blog:  It Was Your Sin that Murdered Christ!)

How Do We Encourage Our Children to See The Church as Valuable?

Stephen Kneale writes, “We had an interesting, if...

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 17:00

It Was Your Sin that Murdered Christ!

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Sometimes it does us good to consider the sheer sinfulness of our sin. Sometimes it does us good to consider what our sin has cost. Perhaps these words from Isaac Ambrose will challenge you as they did me.

When I but think of those bleeding veins, bruised shoulders, scourged sides, furrowed back,...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 17:01

Weekend A La Carte (March 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of newer books and a couple of older ones.

The Logos deals keep piling up! You can get some great deals on commentaries…

(Yesterday on the blog: Why Some People Aren’t Christians)

When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home

They are...

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Friday, 16 March 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 product that I think will be of a lot of interest to you: the newESV Scripture Journals. There will be five winners this week and each will receive a complete New...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:46

Why Some People Aren’t Christians

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I suppose I could be on dangerous ground here, but I’ve been thinking about this a lot and have been eager to “write it out,” (which is how I work through ideas in my mind). I’ve been thinking about why some people don’t become Christians. Why is it that some people...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:43

A La Carte (March 16)

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I was not able to track down any new Kindle deals, though I may check again in the morning to see if anything has popped up overnight.

(Yesterday on the blog: Advice For My Younger Self)

Why Is the Abortion Industry Run by Women?

“Imagine what perspective a future generation might have...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:49

Advice For My Younger Self

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If I could go back to certain key periods of my life, what counsel would my older self give my younger self? That’s the question behind this short video…

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If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to 15 year old Tim?

15-year-old Tim had, I think, just kind of...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:44

A La Carte (March 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few different books that are worth at least a quick look.

(Yesterday on the blog: Driving Back Down the Road)

Gentleness – All About Communication

“Are you gentle? How would you know? Gentleness, or meekness, is often defined by culture as...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 16:36

Driving Back Down the Road

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The year is still young, but already it has involved a lot of travel—before the end of February I had already spent time in six different countries. This is largely related to my EPIC travel project which, since January 1, has taken me to Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the...

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