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, 13 March 2018 16:33

A La Carte (March 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of solid biographies and a couple of other books besides.

Westminster Books has some great ESV Bibles on sale this week.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC Vlog 04: Hobbiton (+ What I Want from the New LOTR Series))

 What is a “Divided Tongue”...

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During my recent visit to New Zealand, I made a quick detour to Middle Earth. While I was there, I found myself thinking about Amazon’s forthcoming Lord of the Rings series. I want it to be amazing, but I’m concerned it will be disappointing. Here’s what I want to see out of...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 16:18

A La Carte (March 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

(Yesterday on the blog: There Is Nothing Trite About It!)

The Power of Sisterhood

Here’s one meant for women: “If you are a woman seeking to follow Jesus solo, you will not make it. You will grow weary and...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 02:01

5 Tips for Engaging with Scripture

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This week the blog is sponsored by Crossway, who would like to introduce you to the ESV Scripture Journal.

Reading and studying Scripture are pursuits that require the attention of both heart and mind. To love the Lord with all our strength, we must actively engage with Scripture—asking...

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 16:40

There Is Nothing Trite About It!

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Many years ago, long before blogs and social media and YouTube, Neil Postman asked this question: “How often does it occur that information provided you on morning radio or television, or in the morning newspaper, causes you to alter your plans for the day, or to take some action you would...

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 16:30

A La Carte (March 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books you might want to grab for the kids.

Amy Carmichael’s Secret to Fighting Discouragement

“Much attention is given in Christian circles to the critical role Scripture and fellowship play in sustaining ministry, and Amy affirmed the...

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 14:59

Sunday A La Carte (March 11)

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This is a rare Sunday edition of A La Carte, just to keep everyone on their toes. It’s an indication of how much good material I dug up this week.

On a personal note, I will be speaking next weekend at Makakilo Baptist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you’re in the area, I’d...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 15:10

Weekend A La Carte (March 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some solid ones like The Attributes of God by A.W. Pink–pretty much a must-read.

Logos users will want to check out the new list of commentaries and courses at 45% off.

(Yesterday on the blog: I Believe!)

The Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

It’...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (The Good Book Company)

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Seven Dangers Facing Your Church, by Juan Sanchez

Our culture is...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:05

I Believe!

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Every Christian believes. Belief, faith, is the gateway to the Christian life and we mark our conversion from the moment we first believed: I have heard the gospel, I have put my faith in Jesus Christ. I believe!

Belief is the gateway to the Christian life but it is far more than that. I...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:00

A La Carte (March 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that rarely get discounted.

Westminster Books is offering discounts on the Christianity Explored series as well as its two related studies.

(Yesterday on the blog: Young Christian: Set an Example )

How Can Parents Encourage Kids to Own Their...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 15:17

Young Christian: Set an Example

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It has never been easy to be a Christian. It has never been easy to be a young Christian. How are young Christians to live differently in their speech and conduct? How can they strive to live godly lives? Here’s my attempt to answer those questions.

 

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The young adult years can be...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 15:12

A La Carte (March 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor books.

Logos March Madness marches on with 40% discounts on some commentary series.

Crossway has a free e-book copy of Calvin on the Christian Life if you’d like it.

(Yesterday on the blog: Christians Great and Small)

Spurgeon’s...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:30

Christians Great and Small

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Friday morning was the funeral for evangelist Billy Graham, one of the most famous men in the world. Two thousand people attended the invitation-only event. On the guest list were presidents, cardinals, celebrities, and megachurch pastors—an A-list of significant and accomplished people.

Friday...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 16:00

A La Carte (March 7)

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Logos March Madness is progressing which means the deals are beginning. Check here for round 1 deals which have items at 35% off.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC Australia/New Zealand: EPIC Vlog 03)

Something BIG Is Coming

Yup, something big is coming. Watch this very short video to found out what...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 20:48

EPIC Australia/New Zealand: EPIC Vlog 03

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I spent last week traveling through Australia and New Zealand exploring, meeting lots of people, and learning about the history of Christianity in those two great lands. Here’s just some of what I experienced along the way.

This video was made possible with special thanks to Sam Chan and his...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 19:01

A La Carte (March 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books by Geoffrey Thomas and a 90-day study in some key passages from the Bible.

(Also, just because I noticed it, the DJI Mavic Pro seems to be at its lowest price ever in case you’re in the market for a drone.)

(Yesterday on the blog:  10...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 01:01

Your Church is in Danger

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This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company. This post was written by Juan Sanchez.

There’s never been a more dangerous time for the church. It’s swimming against the moral tide of culture, and is, frankly, struggling to keep its head above water. From the outside, it...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 19:30

10 Lessons on Parenting Big(ger) Kids

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We did it! Aileen and I successfully got one of our children through childhood and into adulthood. Today Nick, our oldest, celebrates his eighteenth birthday. He is now an adult, and a pretty good one, too. Pretty good? Nah, far better than that. He’s amazing. He is intelligent and witty and...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 19:05

A La Carte (March 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some great resources from Crossway.

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

A little while ago I created a New Testament commentary bundle with Logos, and it’s 60% off at the moment.

Eight Myths about Hell

“The reality of...

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Saturday, 03 March 2018 20:00

How We Worshipped: One Sunday in February

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our services at Grace Fellowship Church. I hope that by doing this others will follow suit! I love to learn how other churches worship and often find myself both challenged and encouraged as I see how other congregations worship God in their...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 19:56

Weekend A La Carte (March 3)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, who also sponsored the blog this week.

They are giving away five free subscriptions to access Sam Chan’s new book and online course, Evangelism in a Skeptical World.

Here’s what D. A. Carson had to say about Sam Chan:...

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Generation after generation, Christians have devoured John Bunyan’s great allegorical work The Pilgrim’s Progress. It remains among the most-read books in all of human history. Among those who have been influenced by it is Garrett Taylor, an artist who works at Pixar Animation...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 19:03

A La Carte (March 2)

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Every day I sort through endless lists of terrible Kindle books (like Princess Diana Speaks from Heaven—yes, it’s an actual book) to find a few worth reading. Thankfully I do find a few diamonds in the rough and today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good titles.

Westminster...

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