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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If you were to scan the lists of the best selling Christian books of all time you’d see some truly amazing books there. You’d see some books that have helped us better understand who God is and books that have instructed us. and how we as Christians can live lives of obedience to Him,...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 18:55

A La Carte (December 12)

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Today’s list of Kindle deals includes a solid group of books that would be welcome in just about any library.

Amazon has lots of deals this year, and today is featuring Kids’ and Retro games.

Thanks to David Steele for writing the first review of my new booklet Set an Example....

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Monday, 11 December 2017 01:01

I Shall Not Die But Live and Tell

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This sponsored post was written by Gordon J. Keddie and provided by Crown & Covenant Publications.

Last May, I sent the completed manuscript of my recent book, Prayers of the Bible, to my publisher. In June, I was rushed to the hospital after coming down with an extreme case of altitude...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 20:00

On Leaving Jerusalem

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I have spent the past few days in Jerusalem, combing the city for historical objects that will help me tell the story of the Christian faith. I’ve found some neat artifacts and will describe them soon enough. I’ve also spent time thinking about this notion of the Holy Land, the holy...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 16:49

A La Carte (December 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several books that will lead you to reflect on Scripture.

Is Football Too Violent for Christians?

Though there is no great and satisfying answer at the end of this piece from Desiring God, it is still well worth the read.

Between the Planting and the Reaping

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Saturday, 09 December 2017 19:00

Why God Delays in Answering Prayer

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I was blessed to read this short article from Charles Spurgeon. He explains why God sometimes delays in answering prayer. Here goes…

God often delays in answering prayer. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn...

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Friday, 08 December 2017 19:36

Weekend A La Carte (December 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but ones worth looking at.

Westminster Books has a deal on volumes of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors

“When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00

Announcing a New Series of Booklets

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I am excited to announce a new series of booklets based on popular blog series I’ve written. It also marks the start of a new effort called “Cruciform Quick.”  These booklets began as blog series I published right here, then received significant editing and, at times, had...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 19:00

A La Carte (December 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of titles. I’ll keep hunting to see what else I can find.

When Sinners Adopt It’s Beautiful…and Really Difficult

Katie Hughes shares a few things her family has learned through the adoption of two of their children.

Eight Ways to Become...

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We’re nearing the end of the year, which means we’re already beginning to turn our attention to the next year, aren’t we? Now for most of us, that means we’re evaluating the year that was, and starting to determine, how can we do better in the year ahead? In this edition of 3...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 18:11

A La Carte (December 7)

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I was not able to track down new Kindle deals today, but will hope for better things tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ve just arrived in Jerusalem as the next stop on my EPIC church history journey. I’ll begin sharing some photos soon. I’d appreciate prayers for safety in...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:45

Do Not Admit a Charge Against an Elder, Except…

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It’s a rare week now when we do not learn of some new charge against a pastor. The world has gotten smaller than ever and information moves at a greater pace than at any other point in history. In such a world, news travels fast and furious. Especially bad news. And we do love our bad news,...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:00

A La Carte (December 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few good options, including All That Is in God, which has been generating quite a lot of buzz lately.

Be sure to check in with Westminster Books for a great sale on a wide variety of books and with Logos for their 12 Days of Logos sale.

On Being a Lifelong Learner

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Monday, 04 December 2017 19:30

The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge

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Do you love to read? Do you want to learn to love to read? Do you enjoy reading books that cross the whole spectrum of topics and genres? Then I’ve got something that may be right up your alley—The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge.

Whether you are a light reader or completely...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 18:49

A La Carte (December 5)

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It is a great day for Kindle deals, and you’ll find a good list covering quite a number of publishers and topics.

Just a reminder that my site is now available in Spanish. That includes many of the videos. Pass on the news!

The Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Isn’t about Same-Sex Marriage

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Monday, 04 December 2017 01:01

The Bible: From Confusion to Clarity

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This sponsored post was provided by Clarifying The Bible.

You don’t want to waste your life. You want to joyfully follow Jesus and help others do the same. And, you know that meaningful time in the Scriptures, a growing familiarity with the Bible, and a confidence in handling God’s...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 19:57

7 Sure Marks of a False Teacher

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Search through the long history of the Christian church and you’ll see that false teachers have been present at every time and in every era. They were in the early church, the medieval church, the Reformation church, the Puritan church, and of course they are in today’s church....

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 19:01

A La Carte (December 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few different deals from a couple of different publishers.

One Man’s Story of Faithfully Loving His Wife Through Early Onset Dementia

This is love.

How 7.4 Billion Packages Are Sent Around The World Each Year (Video)

“It might feel hard to believe,...

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 20:00

An Update on My Health

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Back in October I mentioned that I had largely lost the ability to type. I had experienced some kind of nerve damage that made typing sometimes uncomfortable and at other times excruciating. A little bit of time has passed, so I thought it was probably time for an update.

The long the short of it is...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 20:00

Weekend A La Carte (December 2)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but on some excellent books.

Check out Westminster Books for great deals on ESV Bibles.

Are Catholics Christians? (Video)

Dr. Gregory A. Wills answers the question: Are Catholics Christians?

What Happens If Catholics Think the Pope Is a Heretic?

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Friday, 01 December 2017 00:42

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. There will be five winners and each will be receiving two copies of Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Here is how Crossway...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:30

Services Shaped Like an Hourglass

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There are some Sundays when the worship service simply unfolds around me. With the rest of the congregation, I am moved from element to element, from songs, to Scripture, to sermon, to shaking hands. But there are other Sundays when I am very mindful of our church’s order of worship. On these...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:03

A La Carte (December 1)

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Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few books covering a variety of publishers and genres. Enjoy sorting through!

This month’s free book from Christian Audio is Why the Reformation Still Matters by Michael Reeves & Tim Chester. Also, Christian Audio is having their twice-yearly sale...

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It really wasn’t that long ago, that it was difficult and it was usually pretty expensive to get hold of pornography. Today it’s difficult and it’s usually pretty expensive to avoid pornography. So what we’ve seen then, is the rise of these programs we call accountability...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 18:41

A La Carte (November 30)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of a grab bag of books and Bibles.

How Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife?

“As an elder or church leader, how should you understand your wife’s ‘clearance level’? Is there a baseline curiosity that mercy should satisfy? Does the...

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