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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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 17:40

New and Notable Books for November

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I get books–lots and lots of books. As I’m sure you know by now, once a month or so I like to try and thin the pile a little bit and distill it down to the ones I think may be of most interest to you. Here are my picks for November. I hope you find at least some of them worth checking...

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 17:21

A La Carte (November 8)

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Good morning from the Philippines! I am here to speak at the Live it Well conference–and to do a bit of research on church history, and because I heard that McDonald’s here serves spaghetti which is something I just need to try.

Today’s Kindle deals include a few good books; you...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 16:20

Gay Girl, Good God

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I admire any Christian author who is willing to take on the subjects of homosexuality or same-sex attraction, and especially those who choose to take a “traditional” rather than “progressive” view of it. The subject is so raw and so controversial that any serious discussion...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 16:01

A La Carte (November 7)

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Westminster Books has a good deal on Ligonier’s Crucial Questions series of booklets. Scroll down and you’ll find a lot more deals as part of a clearance sale.

(Yesterday on the blog: Division, Jesus, Unity)

Some Things to Consider When You Consider Your Calling

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Monday, 05 November 2018 19:45

Division, Jesus, Unity

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At this year’s G3 Conference I had the opportunity to share some of the lessons my church has learned as we’ve grown into a congregation that reflects many different kinds of diversity. In this video I explain how one passage has been meaningful to us.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 17:43

A La Carte (November 6)

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Hello from China where I’m spending a couple of days while transiting to the Philippines. It struck me today: It took Hudson Taylor 165 days to get from England to Shanghai. It took me 14 hours. What a world!

Today’s Kindle deals mostly include the NIV Application Commentary set,...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 01:01

Christmas is all about love. But how…and why?

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company and this post is written by Sinclair B Ferguson.

It’s almost Christmas time again and, to borrow the words of John Paul Young’s song, “Love is in the air”.  (“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh” was how the chorus...

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This summer Aileen and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary and I can say with honesty that few things in life have thrilled or honored me more than the fact that she chose to spend her life with me, of all people. All those years ago she agreed to link her life to mine and we’ve been...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 19:00

A La Carte (November 5)

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There are at least a couple of new Kindle deals for you to consider–books by Joe Thorn and Kevin DeYoung.

Let me give one last call-out to friends in or around Manila. I’d love to see you later this week at the Live It Well conference. I’m excited to meet you there!

Tortured...

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I[/dropcap] continue to receive lots of letters from readers. Here is a small collection of recent ones which offer comments on tithing, on Francis Chan’s new book about house churches, and on whether premarital pregnancy nullifies the “unequally yoked” principle. I hope you enjoy...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 20:15

Weekend A La Carte (November 3)

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There are no new Kindle deals today, but do run back through last week’s list since some will expire over the weekend.

I’m going to give my regular remind that I’ve got a Spanish site at http://es.challies.com. If that’s potentially of interest to someone you know,...

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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.

Many people react negatively to the word theology, believing that it involves dry, fruitless arguments about minute points of doctrine. Yet any time we think about...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:57

Why Anne of Green Gables Is One of My Favorite Novels

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I suppose it’s not a “manly” thing to admit, but Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite novels, and one I read often. I am drawn to the character Lucy Maud Montgomery created—a quirky child who sees the world through a lens that is pained, optimistic, zany, childlike but...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:52

A La Carte (November 2)

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There are just a few new Kindle deals to take a look at today.

Also, there are a couple of deals from Westminster Books to be aware of. The first is on Christmas titles with the headliner being a new one from Sinclair Ferguson; the second is on a significant theological work that is back in...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 20:07

Why Church Membership Matters

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In Quito Ecuador, I was recently asked: “We see many people here move from church to church regularly. Do you think this is okay, or is it a problem?” Here is my answer. This is the second and final answer I’ll share from that AMA which was translated to Spanish in real-time....

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:59

A La Carte (November 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of great books. It’s a great way to start off a new month.

Christian Audio’s free book of the month is Foxe’s Book of Martyrs read by Nadia May. There’s a selection of other classics for sale, including Nadia May’s wonderful...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:54

Window on the World

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We pray. We pray because we believe prayer matters, we pray because God hears, we pray because God chooses to act on our prayers. We pray because we can and we pray because we must. These prayers are not hopes whispered into a void or wishes cast into a cold and empty universe. They are...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:49

A La Carte (October 31)

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There really isn’t much to report today for Kindle deals. However, do look at this special from Westminster Books and then check my review which will be posted today as well.

I mentioned yesterday that Logos 8 has just released; this article outlines all your options for getting it.

(Yester...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 20:10

What’s Wrong with the Prosperity Gospel?

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I was recently in Quito, Ecuador, to do some historical research, to preach at a local church, and to participate in an Ask Me Anything session. I thought you may be interested in this question and answer about the prosperity gospel. And I thought you might find it interesting to see what...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 20:02

A La Carte (October 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few good books from David C Cook Publishers.

Logos 8 is out! That’s great news for Logos users. Check it out, read about the new features, and get a discount right here.

(Yesterday on the blog: Does Premarital Pregnancy Nullify ‘Unequally...

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I enjoy John Piper’s “Ask Pastor John” feature and often benefit from hearing (or reading) his answers to the more than 1200 questions he has taken on so far. It reflects a lifetime of studying Scripture and applying its principles. He recently answered a question on whether...

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 20:00

A La Carte (October 29)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books on leadership–and a few others.

(Yesterday on the blog: An Explanatory Lord’s Supper)

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

What do they know that we don’t? “Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 20:30

An Explanatory Lord’s Supper

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One great benefit of having an evening service is that it provides opportunities that aren’t with just one weekly meeting. At Grace Fellowship Church we have a “standard” evening service that accomplishes a number of purposes, but sometimes we also mix it up. Last week we...

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Friday, 26 October 2018 22:01

Weekend A La Carte (October 27)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of titles both newer and older.

(Yesterday on the blog: Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments)

4 Ways to Engage My Spiritual Insecurity

Fascinating and helpful: “The African and Christian worldview stand in stark contrast to one another. Conversion...

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Friday, 26 October 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Reformation Heritage Books)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five packages of the following books:

Narrow Gate, Narrow Way by Paul Washerimage

Talk is cheap, and so is a profession of faith apart from repentance. But we...

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