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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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:00

On Whale Sharks and Wonder

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The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder. – GK Chesterton

Wooow, my boy says to himself. Standing in front of the wall of glass, he’s a bit scared the fish are so close. Still, wooow, he repeats and our hearts expand— mine with joy, his with...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:13

Why Local Churches Should Talk about Current Events

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One of the immense challenges for every American Christian in the 21st century is the sacred-secular divide. What I mean is that we as a culture have taken the separation of church and state to the extreme. 

Now, I certainly believe in the separation of church and state. The church and the...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 19:00

Reformed Margins and Getting Our Priorities Straight

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We’re back!

After a few months of silence, Reformed Margins is returning for your reading (and listening!) pleasure. 

Some of you may have wondered where we went. 

Well there’s no great story. Life just got really busy for a lot of us. 

Babies have been born. Marriages have...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00

Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Jesus?

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Yesterday was Good Friday, and on Good Friday we commemorated a very specific murder—perhaps the most significant murder in human history. We remembered that Jesus was murdered on a cross.

In this post, I want to answer a question. Who is responsible for the murder of Jesus?

Now, at the...

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The state of New York celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by ensuring that abortion rights in the state cannot be changed even if the landmark Supreme Court case is overturned.

On Tuesday, the New York Senate and Assembly together passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Under the act,...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 03:53

Biblical Manhood Defies Cultural Boundaries

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Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash

Recently, a personal care brand released a commercial that has taken social media by storm—not because of an increased interest in personal care products but because of the controversy surrounding the commercial’s messaging.

I’m...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 18:02

Becoming What You Behold

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One of my favorite words is “behold.” It’s six letters, two measly syllables—in a word, unassuming. Yet it’s captivating. It’s commanding. Behold.

When you see something beautiful, there’s wonder. There’s awe. You behold.

Like when I was in the...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 03:13

A Prayer This Christmas

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Ruth C. lives in Washington, DC, where she can often be found happily reading on a park bench under the shade or sharing a meal with friends. She is grateful for the opportunity to write about God’s never-ending, gracious work in our lives.

Dear God,

You came and entered into our humanity,...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:51

Kingdom Politics and Taking a Side

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article calling the church to greater holiness and unity in the next 500 years of the Reformation. I implored Christians not to fall prey to the partisanship that dominates our culture now and, perhaps, in years to come.

Such a call to unity can be easily...

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Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

I moved to the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area in 2012. Prior to the move, I had followed politics sporadically, but I wasn’t too engaged.

After 2012, partially due to the political climate of where I lived, and partially due to some of the...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:24

Year 501 and Beyond

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Today, the Protestant Reformation turns 501.

Last year we held conferences, preached sermons, wrote books, and looked back over the 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, praising God for his faithfulness to his people during that time.

Rightly so.

But now the calendar turns.

501.

And rather than...

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Note: This is Part 4 of a series where we’re using Crazy Rich Asians as a launching point to explore different aspects of ministry to Asian Americans. (Here are Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)

Disclaimer: It is worth noting that while Rachel, the main character in the story, is a...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:00

Filial Piety, Asian Americans, and Christ

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Note: This is Part 3 of a series where we’re using Crazy Rich Asians as a launching point to explore different aspects of ministry to Asian Americans. (Here are Part 1 and Part 2.)

Disclaimer: It is worth noting that while Rachel, the main character in the story,...

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