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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Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:00

He Will Hold Me Fast

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This isn’t normally my kind of book, not the type I am typically drawn to. But I thought I might at least read a little bit just to see what it is all about. I read the first few pages, then the first few sections, then the whole thing. It just kind of happened. And I enjoyed it far more than...

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Friday, 28 July 2017 20:46

Weekend A La Carte (July 29)

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Yesterday I preached my seventh(!) and final message at Muskoka Bible Centre, then headed home. I’m finally back at my desk after two weeks away–one week of vacation and one week of teaching. As always, it’s great to be home.

Today’s Kindle deals include a single, solitary...

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Friday, 28 July 2017 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays: Cruciform Press

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Cruciform Press. They have 6 prize packages to give away, which means 6 winners will receive the following 4 books, themed around Bible study:

Joy!: A Bible Study on Philippians for Women, Faith: A Bible Study on James for Women and Grace: A Bible...

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It is time to attempt answers to another collection of questions from my Ask Me Anything feature. This week’s questions concern the Proverbs 31 woman, sex that doesn’t go all the way, abstinence during times of separation, the great cloud of witnesses, and pursuing your vocation.

Looking...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:55

A La Carte (July 28)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a wide selection, including a whole collection here that goes under the name Gospel-Centered Discipleship.

Westminster Books has R.C. Sproul’s books for children on sale. They are all excellent!

Dawkins’ Berkeley Delusion

Richard Dawkins was...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:00

Consider Your Legacy

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There is something almost absurd about inheritances in a world of financial abundance and increased lifespans. The Baby Boomer generation has worked hard and saved diligently, stuffing away untold billions in savings and retirement accounts, with the hope of leaving their children in a comfortable...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:59

A La Carte (July 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of titles that may be worth a look.

Also, Amazon has a one-day sale on leather journals and portfolios. Maybe it’s time to get back into journaling?

Actually They Don’t Just Hate the Church, They Hate Jesus

“At least we’re cutting to...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:00

Four Sources of Discord in Your Church

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Every church is at every time in danger. Every church is in danger of disruption and disunity when Christian turns on Christian or Christian turns away from Christian. In Paul’s letter to Titus he offers four sources of discord and warns us to avoid them (“But avoid foolish...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:10

A La Carte (July 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few Christian titles as well as a collection of award-winning general market books.

Be sure to check out the deals this week from Westminster Books.

12 Spurgeon Quotes for When Parenting Feels Hard

We can all use some encouragement from time to time.

Our Cultural...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 21:00

A Practical Guide to Culture

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Christians have an interesting relationship with culture. Culture is a word we love to use, but one we rarely pause to define. We speak of culture’s dangerous encroachment on the church, of our need to avoid it, engage it, or redeem it. But what is this culture thing anyway? It happens to be...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 20:08

A La Carte (July 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you might want to add to your collection.

A Brief History of the Altar Call

“By the mid-20th century, altar calls had become a staple of evangelical and Baptist life in America, especially in the South.” But where did that thing come from in...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 02:51

From The Seahawks to Seminary

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This profile of Tyler Sykora was prepared by Jared C. Wilson on behalf of Midwestern Seminary.

I first met Tyler Sykora when he was part of a discipleship group at Midwestern Seminary I was co-leading with one of our profs. A thoughtful but soft-spoken guy, I was impressed by his easy-going...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:00

Control Your Sexuality

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This whole series titled “Run to Win“ had its genesis in a number of real-world conversations. In one, a woman told of her struggles with her husband. She considered herself a caring and attentive wife who over many years had done her best to respond to her husband’s frequent...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 19:57

A La Carte (July 24)

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I’m back! I enjoyed a much-needed relaxing week with my family in Newfoundland. We went straight from there to Muskoka Bible Centre where I am teaching for the week. But as of today it’s business as normal at the blog, which means the return of A La Carte. Here we go…

Today’s...

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Letters to the editor continue to roll in. My gratitude goes to each reader who takes the time to write in. Here are a few of the most noteworthy I’ve received recently.

Letters on Logos New Testament Commentary Collection

I recently purchased your NT commentary recommended bundle on Logos, and...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 21:52

Wanting It Enough

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I want to have 10 percent body fat. I set that goal a while ago and even managed to get really close to reaching it. But eventually I found out that I want to have 10 percent body fat just a bit less than I want to have 13 percent. There’s a key difference between the two: While 13 percent...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 21:00

A Quick Fix for Low Self-Esteem

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Sometimes it happens to even the best of us. We aren’t watching for it, we aren’t expecting it, but suddenly it overwhelms us like a tsunami. In a moment we’re plunged into the depths of sorrow and despair. Now we find ourselves grappling with negative thoughts, we realize...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 21:00

Guard Your Health

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As a young man, I often heard older people talking about their declining bodies and failing health. I grew weary of hearing them tell how their strength had diminished and how their aches and pains had increased. They insisted that they used to be able to eat anything they wanted without ill...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 21:00

Doers and Delegators

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We tend to associate the highest godliness with the humblest service. Jesus proved his holiness when he stooped to wash the filthy feet of his disciples. He proved his submission to God when he willingly faced the unjust suffering of the cross. In both cases, it is what Jesus did that displayed his...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 21:00

An Army Without Supplies

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I am an avid reader of books related to the Second World War. In my estimation, no conflict in history has been more interesting than this one. It has generated a wealth of fascinating stories and riveting accounts of unbelievable heroism. And even though countless thousands of books have already...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 21:00

Master Your Finances

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I have a love-hate relationship with money. I love the good things money can accomplish. I love how it can be used to provide for my needs and the needs of my wife and children. I love how it can be used to support God’s work in the world. I love being the contributor and the recipient of...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:00

A La Carte (July 17)

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This is going to be the sole A La Carte this week. I am on vacation for the next seven days and, as part of that, will not be doing all the daily reading and linking that’s part of A La Carte. They will resume, as normal, a week from today. However, I’ve got brand new articles queued up...

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