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, 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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image This week marks 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, and I...

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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

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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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There’s a reason seminaries and Bible colleges around the world use Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. Grudem’s work is a rare combination of evangelical scholarship, accessible theology, and practical application. The size of the book will intimidate some, but most readers...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:06

Wednesday Wisdom (5-10-17)

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Dr. Thomas Schreiner is a rare combination of scholar and pastor. In this short video, he talks about the often asked question, “What Happens to Babies When They Die?” His answer is concise, biblical, pastoral, and theologically sound.

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In church lingo, the word “bi-vocational” refers to a person who works two-vocations. One is a “secular” job, and the other is a “church” job. At Immanuel, we have to bi-vocational staff members. When I introduce these guys  as part of our new member class,...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:24

Friday Favorites: The Holiness of God

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God has used RC Sproul to help shape a generation of Christians. His wide ranging ministry has helped many think seriously about the Bible, theology, and philosophy. Personally, I’ve benefited from Sproul’s preaching, writing, and lately his “Renewing Your Mind” podcast.

I...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 23:24

Wednesday Wisdom (5-3-17)

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Greg Lanier wants to set the record straight about Saul of Tarsus? Or is it Paul the apostle? And who was it that actually changed his name?

This article delves into an issue some will see as minutia, but it’s a discussion in minutia for a purpose. Lanier wants to make sure we base our...

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I don’t remember the first time I learned it. I’m not sure how many dozens of times I’ve heard it taught. I don’t know how many times I’ve practiced it, or even how many times I’ve taught it to others. I do know the “A.C.T.S.” formula for prayer has...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:55

Friday Favorites:

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Joe Thorn is the pastor of Redeemer Fellowship, the co-host of the Doctrine and Devotion podcast, and the author of two previously released books. Recently, Thorn released a trilogy on the church. These books are are great introduction to various issues related to biblical ecclesiology.

Volume one...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:16

Wednesday Wisdom (4-26-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for April 26, 2017:

It’s never been easier for churches to find short term mission opportunities for their people. However, it also never been easier to do short term mission poorly. Much has been written on the dangers of short term missions. In this article Anthony Steele...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:51

Don’t Waste Your Summer

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May has almost arrived! That means summer is right around the corner. In a few weeks school will dismiss and the craziness of summer will be upon us. There will be weekend getaways, family vacations, sports tournaments, summer camps, and plenty of afternoons at the pool.

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Mark Dever is the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. He’s widely known as an author and conference speaker who “specializes” in ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church). His best known book is Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. Two of Dever’s nine marks...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:07

Wednesday Wisdom (4-19-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for April 19, 2017:

Have you ever been to a boring church service? I bet you have, I know I have, and so has Dan Darling. In this short article, Darling explains the importance of boring church services, why you should go to more of them, and why you should keep dragging your kids...

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I hope you went to church on Easter Sunday. I also hope you go to church the week after Easter. To be honest, I hope you go the week after that, too. Here are 7 reasons you should go to church the week after Easter, and the week after that:

  1. God hates empty religious routine. Malachi is the last...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:31

Friday Favorites: Philippians Commentaries

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At Immanuel we’ve been walking through the book of Philippians on Sunday morning. Each week I look to ten different commentaries for perspective. Now that I’m three-fourths of the way through this great letter (and three-fourths of the way through these ten commentaries), here are my...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:03

Wednesday Wisdom (4-12-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for April 12, 2017:

Are Christians required to “tithe?” Recently the Gospel Coalition posted two articles on this issue, one arguing “yes,” the other arguing “no.” Both are well written, and even though the authors give different answers, their...

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 23:10

3 Ways to Prepare for Easter Sunday

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Easter Sunday is coming, and families all across the United States are busy making preparations. Many will purchase new church clothes, spend time with family, eat a big meal after church, take family pictures, and hunt Easter eggs. All of these activities require preparation. You’ve got...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 23:42

Friday Favorites: The Biggest Story

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Kevin DeYoung is best known for helpful books like Crazy BusyJust Do SomethingThe Hole in Our HolinessTaking God at His Wordand What Does the Bible Really Say about HomosexualityEach of these books is biblical, practical, and concise.

The Biggest Story:...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 22:57

Wednesday Wisdom (4-5-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for April 5, 2017:

Did you know you are a theologian? You are. In this article from The Gospel Coalition, Brandon Smith explains why you can’t escape theology, and why theology matters more than you might think.

Brandon Smith, “Theology Is for the Humble”

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I’ve heard dozens of pastors repeat the same words … “People are the best and worst part of ministry.” When I hear those words, I sympathize and cringe at the same time. I sympathize because I think I know where these pastors are coming from. I cringe because I think the...

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