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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Where in the Bible is the Christmas story to be found? Understandably, the instinct of most Christians is to turn to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, where the historical accounts of the birth of Jesus, the coming of the Messiah, are to be found. Matthew grounds the story of the birth of Jesus in...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 02:47

“Forgive Us Our Debts”: The Lord’s Prayer Is A Gospel Prayer Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the sixth in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer. 

The Gospel Foundation of the Lord’s Prayer 

We are a nation of...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 23:38

“Give Us This Day”: Exalting God by Humbling Ourselves Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the fifth in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer. 

God’s Abundant Physical Provisions 

In his magisterial...

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The leaders of the transgender revolution revile the celebrated declaration, “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl,” when a baby is born. Transgender activists recognize that their revolution cannot succeed until doctors who deliver babies, or ultrasound technicians at...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 06:15

A Prayer for Revolutionaries Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the fourth in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer. 

The first petition in the Lord’s Prayer is that God’s name...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 01:49

The Danger of “I” in Christian Prayer Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the third in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer. 

There is No “I” in Prayer: Combating Individualism in Our...

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Eventually, we learn to take an individual at his word. Andy Stanley is a master communicator, and he communicates very well and very often. His preaching and teaching often bring controversy, and he quite regularly makes arguments that subvert the authority of Scripture and cast doubt upon...

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The chaos and confusion which are the inevitable products of the Sexual Revolution continue to expand and the challenges constantly proliferate. The LGBTQ+ revolution has long been the leading edge of the expanding chaos, and by now the genuinely revolutionary nature of the movement is fully...

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Even in this secular age, the conscience of Western civilization continues to be haunted and shaped by the Bible. The inherited moral tradition of the West was explicitly formed by the Bible — both the Old and New Testaments — and the moral power of the Bible continues as the main...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 05:56

Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018 Featured

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The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume you have been in the heat for too long, but we get the...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 02:36

The Doubt-Slayer — Growing in Gratitude Featured

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This article is by Mary Mohler and is an excerpt from her wonderful new book, Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart.  

The Doubt-Slayer

Doubt and guilt are not strangers to most believers at some point in our journey. But these feelings can be another...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 01:42

How Not To Pray: Two Correctives from Christ Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the second in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer. 

As a Christian, do you want to learn how to pray more faithfully? Do you...

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This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the first in an eight part series on the Lord’s Prayer.  

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most astounding and theologically...

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The last few weeks have been excruciating for the Southern Baptist Convention and for the larger evangelical movement. It is as if bombs are dropping and God alone knows how many will fall and where they will land.

America’s largest evangelical denomination has been in the headlines day after...

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In Liverpool, a very little boy is still struggling for his precious little life.  Alfie Evans was born on May 9, 2016. Under normal circumstances, he and his proud parents would be about to celebrate his second birthday. But Alfie suffered seizures beginning about seven months after he was...

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The Great Commission stands at the center of Christianity as the command of the risen Lord Jesus Christ for his church to proclaim the name of God in the world for the sake of all nations and God’s glory among them. The church fulfills the commission by making disciples of Christ, teaching...

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 01:38

The Empty Tomb and the Resurrected Lord Featured

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The pattern of the Christian year is an exercise of the Church’s discipline. The annual celebrations of Christmas and Resurrection Day force the Church to ponder again the truths of Christ’s incarnation and resurrection.

Christians understand that every Lord’s Day is...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:10

The Preacher: Billy Graham and American Evangelicalism Featured

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Billy Graham died yesterday at the age of 99. Graham was one of the titanic figures of American evangelicalism and his life spanned some of the interesting and tumultuous years of world history. We cannot even speak about 20th-century evangelicalism without referencing the impact of the ministry of...

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Theological disaster almost never strikes out of the blue. Trouble builds and disaster is somehow averted again and again, but anyone with eyes to see knows the time is running out. Time has run out for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

The CBF emerged in the early 1990s as churches aligned with...

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Monday, 22 January 2018 18:10

The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down Featured

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This article is an excerpt from my new book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution, which releases today.

We long for revolution. Something within us cries out that the world is horribly broken and must be fixed. For centuries, the...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 23:27

Moralism is Not the Gospel (But Many Christians Think It Is) Featured

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One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,” Paul declared. As he stated so emphatically,...

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Major media across the country have given a great deal of attention to a recent research report that comes from the Pew Research Center. The headline from the Pew website is this,

“Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life: Shrinking majority believe biblical...

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:47

Religious Liberty and the Right to be Christian Featured

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Moral revolutions require legal revolutions. This is certainly the case with the sexual revolution and its various causes of sexual liberation. A revolution is only complete when the legal structure aligns itself with a new moral understanding. This alignment is exactly what is taking place in American public life on the issue of gay liberation.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:37

Heresy and Humility — Lessons from a Current Controversy Featured

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I have spent my entire adult lifetime concerned with the danger of heresy. As a young theologian, I worked through the early centuries of church history and understood that knowing the difference between orthodox Christianity and heresy is really a matter of life and death for the church. A failure to recognize and refute heresy means disaster for

Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:41

Character in Leadership — Does it Still Matter? Featured

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Back in the 1976 presidential campaign, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, then the Democratic nominee, made headlines in the United States and around the world merely by granting a single interview. That interview was with Playboy magazine. The interview was a political bombshell back in 1976. No major American politician had come within

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