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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My round-the-world EPIC journey recently took me to Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. This trip involved 9 planes, 20,000 miles of flying, hours of driving, and a whole lot of walking. Here’s just some of what I saw and experienced as I searched for the history of Christianity in that...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 19:56

A La Carte (June 12)

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There are once again some pretty good Kindle deals for you to check out.

Also, you may be interested to know that Cruciform Press has just released a revised and updating edition of John Piper’s Preparing for Marriage.

(Yesterday on the blog: How the Church Submits to Jesus Christ)

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:11

How the Church Submits to Jesus Christ

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I am sure we’ve all read and wondered about God’s command to Christian wives: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22). It seems that in the God-ordained ordering of a Christian household, God intends husbands and wives to accept differing but...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:00

A La Carte (June 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include, as usual, a good collection for a Monday morning.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped (A Sunday in May))

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Fallacy of Success and Happiness

People always struggle to imagine how those who seem to have it all can still...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 20:30

How We Worshipped (A Sunday in May)

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I hope that by doing this others will begin to share their services as well. I am eager to learn from other churches as they tell how they choose to worship the Lord.

This service’s cast of...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 20:29

Weekend A La Carte (June 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include lists of both Christian books and books related to history.

Here’s a reminder that my blog is now available in Spanish (articles, some videos, plus the daily quote graphics). Pass the word!

(Yesterday on the blog: Friends to Christ, Strangers To His...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Christian Audio)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Audio.

They are giving away five prizes this week, each of which will be a $50 gift card that you can use to purchase anything from their site. It’s a great opportunity to load up before your summer vacation. As it happens,...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 19:37

Friends to Christ, Strangers To His Church

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It’s remarkable how often the Bible describes the Christian life as a shared life. We become Christians through a personal commitment to Christ, then immediately bind ourselves in a corporate commitment to Christ’s people. There are so many biblical commands we can fulfill and examples...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 19:34

A La Carte (June 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of deals.

Logos users will want to be sure to check out their monthly deals. There are some good ones!

(Yesterday on the blog: Five Great Benefits from Preaching)

Toward a Theology of Apology

This is some top-notch work from Kevin DeYoung. “The...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 20:08

Five Great Benefits from Preaching

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One of my favorite things to do is to read old (or older, at least) books and to uncover the treasures they so often contain. There is something so challenging and so affirming about digging into a book that is hundreds of years old, yet speaks insightfully to the present day. Recently I’ve...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 19:52

A La Carte (June 7)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few to consider adding to your collection.

Westminster Books is moving to a new warehouse, so is selling off a lot of books at great prices.

We are now offering memberships at Visual Theology; check it out and see if it’s a good option for you!

(Yesterda...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 19:29

Isn’t This Just The Carpenter Guy?

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Jesus began his public ministry away from his hometown of Nazareth, but it was not long before he returned and began to teach in the local synagogue. The people’s response might have been disheartening to someone just getting started in a new vocation. “Is not this the carpenter?”...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 19:11

A La Carte (June 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals includes a diverse list of books to browse through.

(Yesterday on the blog: How John MacArthur began (and Ended) His 42-Year Journey)

When Flesh and Heart Fail: Why Believers Should Consider Advance Directives

“In December 2017, Stand to Reason (STR) cofounder...

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On June 5, 2011, John MacArthur completed a remarkable feat. He finished his 42-year journey of preaching through the New Testament verse-by-verse. In this episode of the Great Sermon Series, we will examine how John MacArthur began with a sermon that would prove to set the stage for the next 42...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 16:13

A La Carte (June 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some books you’ll definitely want to check out.

Christian Audio is holding their twice-annual sale which sees them mark down a host of audiobooks. It’s always worth checking out.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Space Between Courting and Hooking Up)

Growi...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 02:01

The Best Audio Bible

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This sponsored post was written by Cory Verner, Co-founder ofchristianaudio.com

My first experience with audio Bibles was probably similar to yours, and on my commute, back in the 90’s I bought my first set (or should I say case) of cassettes to listen to in the car. It came with a whopping...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 20:00

The Space Between Courting and Hooking Up

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I have often reflected on how and why dating has become so difficult in the 20 years since it was of any real concern to me. At least, when speaking to today’s young adults and observing their lives, it sure seems there has been a significant shift. Something has changed between then and now...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 15:17

A La Carte (June 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several Bible study guides that will lead you deeper into the Word.

Logos users won’t want to miss this month’s deal on free and low-cost commentaries.

I don’t know anything about this month’s free book from Christian Audio, but I noticed...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 15:56

Sunday A La Carte (June 3)

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It is a beautiful Saturday evening here in Livingstone, Zambia, as I prepare this collection of articles for Sunday morning. I have enjoyed Zambia tremendously and have been blessed to see the country and meet its people. I am about to head to church, then south to South Africa for a couple of days...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 15:43

Weekend A La Carte (June 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few good-quality books.

(Yesterday on the blog: Don’t Leave Jesus Out of Your Marriage)

Paige Patterson Fired by Southwestern, Stripped of Retirement Benefits

“A week after trustees voted to immediately shift Paige Patterson to...

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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 of Bible study resources for all ages and their brand-new book, Devotional Doctrine by Aaron Armstrong.

In this package, you’ll receive:

    • Devotional...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 15:22

Don’t Leave Jesus Out of Your Marriage

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I recently had the opportunity to speak and preach on marriage. This is always a tremendous challenge personally. There’s nothing like spending a couple of weeks deep in what the Bible says about marriage to expose my insufficiencies as a husband and to come face-to-face with all the ways I...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 15:14

A La Carte (June 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Great Big Jesus Hug – Three-Minute Thursdays #17)

The Christian Origins of Victimhood Culture

“One more thing that is worth noticing about the rise of victimhood culture is how far it reflects an...

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People experience personal devotions in different ways. Some wake up each morning and get a “great big Jesus hug” others…not so much. Does everyone need to feel the same kind of emotional connection to God when doing personal devotions? I try to answer that in this brief video.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 13:45

A La Carte (May 31)

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Today’s A La Carte comes to you from Lusaka, Zambia where I spent yesterday at African Christian University. (You can keep an eye on my Instagram if you’d like to see what I’m up to.) Unfortunately I wasn’t able to track down any new Kindle deals and will hope for better...

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