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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Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:29

5 Ways to Make the Most of 936 Weekends

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936 … that’s the number of weekends you have with your children from the day they’re born until the day they turn 18. As a father of four I know 936 is a number that gets small quickly! In my house, our four 936’s have quickly become 781, 597, 506, and 326.

I’ve been...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:14

4 Types of Conversion

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Recently I worked through Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology. The book is a helpful mix of historical and systematic theology, with much practical application for those engaged in pastoral ministry. One section that I found particularly helpful was Berkhof’s chapter on conversion,...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:13

My 7 Favorite RC Sproul Books

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Like so many in my generation, my thinking has been particularly shaped by the preaching and the writings of three men: RC Sproul, John MacArthur, and John Piper. Last week, Robert Charles Sproul passed away at the age of 78. Sproul was part pastor, part professor, and part author. He has rightly...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 00:26

4 Church Trends that Make me Uncomfortable

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I’ve thought about publishing this post for several months. However, I have not hit the publish button until today. I have several reasons for my hesitancy. One, I don’t want to write a post that suggests I have all the answers to how autonomous congregations “do church.”...

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Surprised by Joy is the story of CS Lewis’ life, particularly the story of how he became a follower of Jesus. Towards the end of the book Lewis describes the moment he moved from atheism to theism. He writes, “In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God,...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:30

Reflections on Confession

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Over the last three weeks I’ve met with several groups of men for breakfast and Bible study. Our focus was directed to prayers of confession in the Old Testament. We looked at Psalm 51, Daniel 9, and Nehemiah 9. Each week we tried to make sense of the context as well as the actual prayer of...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 23:12

6 Ways to Pray after Sutherland Springs

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It happened again yesterday. Violence was unleashed on an unsuspecting group of people. We’ve seen it happen at concerts, night clubs, schools, restaurants, and churches. Yesterday it was Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, a small church east of San Antonio.

In the aftermath of these attacks,...

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Ed Young is the pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. Young is known for provocative sermon series, and his current series is titled “Candyland.” Here’s the promo video for the series. Warning, my emotional response to this video has ranged from amusement, to anger, to...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 01:41

6 Reasons You Should “Go” to Church

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When it comes to church, we’ve all heard the same clichés … Don’t go to church, be the church … I don’t mind God, it’s his fan club I can’t stand … You don’t have to go to church to worship God … I’m spiritual, but not...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 00:00

Love the Skies You’re Under

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In 2012 the popular band Mumford and Sons released a song called “Hopeless Wanderer.” The hit song ends with this refrain, “I will learn to love the skies I’m under.” Take it from a guy who’s lived a lot of places, there’s wisdom in that refrain.

“I...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 00:48

10 Leadership Lessons for Hard Times from Hezekiah

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:00

7 Brief Thoughts about the Nashville Statement

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Recently the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released the “Nashville Statement.” This document is intended to present God’s revealed purposes for human sexuality. The response to the Nashville Statement has been interesting, to say the least. Some have cheered and...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 12:21

Would My Sermon Offend a Mormon?

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I’ve been a pastor for 10 years, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my preaching. The question that keeps running through my head is this, “Would my sermon offend a Mormon?” Before I say anything else, I feel like I need to offer two clarifications about what follows.

F...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 22:47

Time for a Break and Something New

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It’s been two years since I started writing weekly posts at landoncoleman.com. This was my first foray into the blogosphere. I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts, and I have enjoyed hearing yours. When I started two years ago I knew little about blogging. I did know that I loved writing,...

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Monday, 29 May 2017 20:15

Time for a Break and Something New

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 23:58

Wednesday Wisdom (5-24-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for May 24, 2017:

Chuck Lawless loves the local church, but he also knows the local church. After three decades of ministry, here are a few things that still surprise him about local churches.

Chuck Lawless, 10 Things That Still Surprise Me about Churches

Authors: Landon Coleman...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:11

My Favorite 8 Books

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This is a simple post, just a list of my 8 favorite (Christian, non-fiction) books of all time.

  1. The Holiness of God, by RC Sproul … An accessible treatment of God’s defining attribute.
  2. The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther … The classic Protestant work on “free...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:36

Friday Favorites: Knowing God

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I first read JI Packer’s classic Knowing God in college. It was the first time I was challenged with the idea that knowing about God was not the same as knowing God. I found Packer’s approach to the doctrine of God to be serious, systematic, biblical, and devotional....

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 23:12

Wednesday Wisdom (5-17-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for May 17, 2017:

Laziness. Few want to admit this is an issue with which they struggle. Even when we see laziness in our lives, we comfort ourselves by focusing on the “big” sins in the lives of others. Most of us don’t think laziness is “respectable,”...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 23:21

My 10 Favorite Missionary Quotes

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I know we live in a sound-byte age where words are constantly ripped from their original context. I also know there’s danger in trying to reduce a person or a book or an idea down to one simple statement. Nevertheless, some quotes stick with us and shape the way we think because they...

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