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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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:00

A La Carte (August 15)

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This is a reminder that I’m on vacation this week, which means I’m posting only A La Carte articles. Enjoy today’s links!

The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America

“Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 16:00

A La Carte (August 14)

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If all goes well, I should be somewhere between Germany and France right around the time this post goes live. I’ll be starting my EPIC: Switzerland journey in Southern France, then driving to Geneva tomorrow. I’m excited to get it all underway!

What Can We Learn from the Jordan Peterson...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 02:01

Why worship any way other than as God desires?

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This week the blog is sponsored by the Reformation Worship Conference, Oct. 18-20, 2018.

If God has an opinion on any subject, wouldn’t his children wish to ask what that is? And is there any reason to exclude worship from the range of his opinions? There is a yearly gathering that discusses...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 19:09

A La Carte (August 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of titles you will probably want to take a look at.

(Yesterday on the blog: An Update, a Journey, and a Vacation)

How (What) to Pray for Your Grandchildren

Just a few years ago I remember praying that my husband and I would be grandparents one day....

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 21:21

An Update, a Journey, and a Vacation

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I have just returned home from Louisville, Kentucky after dropping off my son for his freshman year at Boyce College. He is our eldest child, so the first to head to college. I’m sure someone tried to tell us just how hard it would be to drive away and leave him there, but wow, we still...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 20:46

Weekend A La Carte (August 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books old and new.

There are a few specials at Westminster Books that may be of some interest to you.

(Yesterday on the blog:  The Difference Between Lament and Grumbling)

(Some) Theology Matters

I sat there with tears in my eyes looking at the...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 20:36

The Difference Between Lament and Grumbling

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In the Bible we see both grumbing and lamenting. It seems that one is permitted by God and one is not. So what is the difference?

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Today I want to take on a question I got from somebody who’s watched some of these videos. Sent through a question I thought was quite interesting. It was...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 20:32

A La Carte (August 10)

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Yesterday my family made the long drive from Toronto to Louisville, and today we will get my son settled at Boyce College (which, of course, is at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). We dread saying goodbye to him, but couldn’t be happier for the opportunity he has here. Take good...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 20:04

Sex on the Silver Screen: Reader Follow-up

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I recently wrote another entry in my ongoing series Sex on the Silver Screen (this one titled A Scenario to Consider). I laid out a scenario, asked some questions, and invited readers to submit a Letter to the Editor as a means of fostering dialog about the topic. As promised, here...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 20:01

A La Carte (August 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one single, solitary book.

(Yesterday on the blog: Twenty Years Ago Today)

“That’s Us Someday,” I Told Him.

I enjoyed this one. “Clear and sharp, a remembrance of once-upon-a-time played inside my mind. A day long ago I reached for...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 19:42

Twenty Years Ago Today

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Twenty years ago Aileen and I each woke up in our parents’ homes. Twenty years ago I walked into St. John’s Anglican Church through the side door while, a few minutes later, she walked in through the main doors. Twenty years ago we looked into each other’s eyes and said our...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 19:26

A La Carte (August 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some high-quality books. If you haven’t read Nancy Pearcey’s Finding Truth, now’s the time!

(Yesterday on the blog: The Beauty (and History) of Scotland)

Hybels Heir Quits Willow as New Accusations Arise

There continues to be disturbing news...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 20:08

The Beauty (and History) of Scotland

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My EPIC church history journey continues to take me around the world. Most recently I traveled through Scotland to research its history and admire its beauty. Here’s a brief overview of some of what I found and experienced.

My thanks goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the video to draw your...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 20:00

A La Carte (August 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you might like to check out. I particularly recommend Christ From Beginning To End.

In November I will be speaking at a conference in The Philippines. If that’s of interest to you, all the information is right here. I’d love to meet you...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 02:01

4 Things You Need To Know About Apologetics

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Today’s post is adapted fromApologetics at the Cross, a new book, and course from Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen. It is sponsored by Zondervan Academic.

Apologetics, in its most basic form, offers an appeal and defense for the Christian faith. In other words, apologetics, through word...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 19:00

War and Worship

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This is my year of museums—of so many museums. If all goes according to plan, between January and December I will visit museums on every continent and in at least 15 different countries. In many of those places I will visit more than one. I’ve already been to so many that they are...

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 18:56

A La Carte (August 6)

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I did not track down any new and notable Kindle deals, so will try again for tomorrow. But it’s a holiday today here in Ontario (see the first link below) so I probably won’t try too hard…

(Yesterday on the blog: Oft in Sorrow, Oft in Woe)

Simcoe Day and the Fight for...

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 21:19

Oft in Sorrow, Oft in Woe

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A little while ago I encountered the poetry of Henry Kirke White. Though he lived only a short life, he created some remarkably mature work like “Sonnet To My Mother.” Another tremendous work of his is “Oft in Sorrow, Oft in Woe.” Though it has been recorded as a hymn, I...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 21:25

Weekend A La Carte (August 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles you’ll definitely want to take a peek at.

(Yesterday on the blog: Sex on the Silver Screen: A Scenario to Consider)

Shouldn’t We Share Our Concerns About a Book Directly with the Author Instead of in the Public Forum?

Randy Alcorn is...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (The Gospel Project)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Gospel Project, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five collections (though, unfortunately, we need to limit them to North America) of Bible study resources for all ages and their book,Devotional Doctrine by Aaron...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 19:30

Sex on the Silver Screen: A Scenario to Consider

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Over the past couple of years, I’ve written a number of articles under the heading “Sex on the Silver Screen.” In these articles I’ve been collecting my thoughts and expressing my concerns about an issue that I believe displays significant compromise among Christians...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 19:22

A La Carte (August 3)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection of books about Scripture and theology.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why Should I Bother With Church History?)

Rome Under Grace (Video)

I had the tremendous joy of meeting these folk last year and preaching at their church. Take 12 minutes out...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 20:45

Why Should I Bother With Church History?

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On a recent trip to Scotland, I held an Ask Me Anything event at FM Bookstore and Cafe in Edinburgh. One of the questions I was asked was “what are the benefits of studying church history?” Here is my answer.

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What are the benefits of studying church history?

I think church...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 19:29

A La Carte (August 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good books! If you’re into printed books, check out the current deals section from Westminster Books.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Is the Bible, Anyway?)

The Tragic Consequences of the IVF Industry

Christians need to think very clearly about...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:04

What Is the Bible, Anyway?

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We Christians spend a lot of time reading the Bible, hearing it preached, and meditating on its words. Why this commitment? We are committed to the Bible because of what it is and what it does. The Bible guides us to its purpose and power through the many metaphors it uses to describe itself. Here...

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