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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Friday, 22 September 2017 18:00

How to Live in Light of the End of the World

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The rising tension between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has many preparing for the worst-case scenario. The National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers are feeling particularly justified in their concrete caves, as talk of North Korea’s...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 02:15

What Christians Should Think About “The Shack”

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Man meets God in this fictional story of the middle-aged Mack. In the telling, Mack receives a mysterious note one winter afternoon, four years into his “Great Sadness,” inviting him to the shack where his youngest daughter, Missy, was murdered after her disappearance from a family...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 18:00

How God Spoils His Children

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God’s overflowing grace and love for his believers who are united with his own Son Jesus Christ causes him to shower his children with good gifts. Here are just a few of the ways God spoils his children.

A New Family Name

God loves to extravagantly shower his family with good gifts, starting...

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People are not projects.

They’re not “issues” to fix.

People are people to be loved.

Our lives are filled with the stories of broken, needy people.

Part of loving others includes creating a space for those around us to feel like they can open up about their lives.

Part of loving them...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:00

From Wanting to Be a Good Dad to Just Being Dad

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I Never Knew My Father

My father died when I was two years old. I have no memories of him. As a result, I often have felt as though my entire life has been an attempt to fill the void that fatherlessness leaves in a man’s heart. Consequently, I have always wanted to be a good dad.

When I became...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:25

The One Thing About Sexuality That Christians Just Don’t Get

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A lot of common misconceptions exist among Christians about the relationship between sexuality and personal identity. In this short video, Rosaria Butterfield confronts a problem within “Gay Christianity.”

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:00

The Church Is More Than People

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After believing in Jesus, life can become a little confusing as to what exactly we are called to be and to do. What are we doing here? More importantly, what is God doing?

You may have heard the saying, “Jesus came preaching the kingdom and what arrived was the church.” This statement...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 22:00

Hell Is Not Separation From God

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Unquestionably, irresponsible speculation about hell on both sides of the debate have made the discussion considerably more difficult. Whether it is vivid descriptions of Dante’s Inferno or revivalist “hellfire and brimstone” sermons, the impression is too often given...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00

How to Pray When You Don’t Feel Like It

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My daughter just turned two, and for her birthday, my wife and I got her a balance bike, a small two-wheeled red bike without pedals that require her to develop her balance as she scoots around slowly with her feet on the ground. When she tore open the gold and brown wrapping paper to reveal her...

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There is a difference that makes all the difference in Christianity. It’s a difference that takes the pressure off so there’s no Christianity left to do—everything has already been done. All because of that difference, now you are—for the first time—freed to do.

The...

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1. Andreas J. Kostenberger and Michael J. Kruger, The Heresy of Orthodoxy

Written in ordinary language, Andreas J. Kostenberger and Michael J. Kruger in The Heresy of Orthodoxyexplain the origins of early Christianity and what we have come to know as orthodoxy. Contrary to Bart Ehrman,...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 18:00

Kept Safe Through Death: A Meditation on Psalm 34

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“Write what you know” is an ancient maxim. For the last eleven months I’ve known anxiety, fear, emergency plane rides, surgery, more surgery, emergency surgery, more emergency surgery, infection, infections that occurred while on antibiotics from the previous infection,...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 02:24

11 Classics Every Christian Should Read

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Of course, nothing is more classic than the Bible. Aside from the Holy Bible, however, there are certain books that all Christians should read.

The following list of books is not comprehensive but should give you a head start on some great literature that will encourage you in the Christian life....

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:00

What to Do When Singleness Lasts Longer than You Expected

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The Suffering of Singleness

Singleness brings its own suffering, a kind of misery many married people simply don’t understand anymore. I wonder what the hardest days are for you? Maybe it’s been a breakup (or several). Or maybe it’s been that nothing’s ever gotten that far....

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:00

When Your Christian Liberty Becomes a Sin

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When it comes to questions of love and wisdom, it can be difficult to know what to do. What should we do when it comes to the issues that many people disagree about? Actions or habits that are not explicitly condemned or condoned in Scripture are difficult to think through (e.g....

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Monday, 11 September 2017 18:00

Obeying God Out of Slavish Fear

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A short time ago, I was walking with a friend who doesn’t attend church, and we passed a large Catholic parish that was in the middle of Saturday evening mass. The parking lot was full, and I remarked how the church was really “bringing ‘em in!” My friend’s response...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 18:00

Why the Beatitudes Are Not Commands

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The series of blessings traditionally called the “Beatitudes” mark the beginning of Jesus’ sermon on the mount. It is easy to take these beautiful sayings as exhortations to exhibit certain traits. However, the list is odd if taken like commandments. Should we go out and look for...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 18:00

5 Common Evangelism Excuses with Mark Dever

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Why Don’t We Evangelize?

A. T. Robertson was a famous Bible teacher and a beloved seminary lecturer. He was also known as a tough professor. At the time, students would stand in class and recite from memory long passages from their assigned books. Sometimes it went well for students;...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 18:00

The Biggest Problem with Your Parenting

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God’s grace rescues you from you.When you are frustrated, mad, discouraged, unkind, abusive, bitter, joyless, vengeful, or irritated as a parent, you don’t so much need to be rescued from your children—you need to be rescued from you.

Pretend that I have a bowl of water in my...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 18:00

What is the Gospel?

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When I was in college, I asked other Christians a simple question and always got different answers. Some would just stare blankly at me. Others would get anxious and start fidgeting or stirring as if I were about to interrogate them. Some of them thought that it was a trick question. All I asked...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 18:00

11 False Assumptions about Christianity

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1. God is a genocidal maniac.

The God revealed in the Bible is not reducible to the attributes of love or mercy. God is a righteous, holy, and just God. He must punish evil. If God didn’t have reasons for doing so beyond our comprehension, he would not be worthy of worship, let alone...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 18:00

Three Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage

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Expecting the Expected

Jim got sick and had to forsake his climb up the corporate ladder. This brought stress into his marriage to Jen that he would never have anticipated. Brad and Savannah got busier and busier and quit communicating as they should, and their relationship paid the price. Brent...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:00

3 Ways Christ Loved His Enemies

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Our natural inclination in this world is to love those who treat us well and love us back but dislike or even hate those who treat us badly or do evil against us. Loving our enemies is an ethical command that comes to us from another world, a different kingdom than this one. Because this command...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:00

Creeds and Confessions: Q A with Justin Holcomb

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Q: Why is a church history on creeds and councils an important subject?

The key is that it’s family history. If you call it church history, people tend to think it’s merely a bunch of dates with some councils, geography, and politics. But this is our family history as...

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As a child, I had always fun looking through the family album and learning about our family history. My parents and grandparents would show me what they looked like when they were young and tell us the stories of their childhood. The trouble my uncles had gotten into always made us kids laugh. They...

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