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

Journey of Cross and Quill - Apologetic Report

Sentimental humanism asserts that man’s basic need is love, more specifically, a passive need to be loved. Thus, man is seen as a passive creature whose basic problem is not a will to evil but an absence of love, so ...

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 07:32

Book Review: Graciousness

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“The faithful Christian life cannot be lived merely with zeal for truth but must also cultivate corresponding graciousness.” This is the message of John Crotts new book, Graciousness: Tempering Truth With Love. How we say it is just as important ...

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The Biblical philosophy of history is clearly and irrevocably at odds with the modern faith. Basic to the Biblical philosophy os the doctrine of creation. This doctrine has far-reaching implications for history. First, the doctrine of creation asserts that the ...

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Law is in every culture religious in origin. Because law governs man and society, because it establishes and declares the meaning of justice and righteousness, law is inescapably religious, in that it establishes in practical fashion the ultimate concerns of ...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 12:58

Book Review: Unimaginable

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What is unimaginable? Author and New Testament scholar Jeremiah J. Johnston explores this question in his new book, Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity. The influence of Christianity on Western Civilization has long been an interest of ...

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:10

Book Review and Giveaway: Love Thy Body

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Truth carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation: loving confrontation, but confrontation nonetheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of truth involved, there is something wrong. Francis Scheffer Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions...

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The God of Scripture, however, as the Lord and Creator of heaven and earth, claims and has absolute and total jurisdiction over every area of life and thought. For any area to claim independence from God is revolution and sin. ...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 02:17

Keeping Your Focus on Christ

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This entry was previously posted at The Old Schoolhouse’s Homeschooling With Heart blog. Life brings a host of difficulties and trying times, and even in days of calm, we tend toward busyness. Daily, we navigate the challenges, and in the ...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 21:00

Puritan Thursday: Thomas Watson

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There are two things, which I have always looked upon as difficult. The one is, to make the wicked sad; the other is, to make the godly joyful. Dejection in the godly arises from a double spring: either because their ...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 21:00

January With A June Heart

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Some years carry with it a chill reminiscent of Narnia: always winter and never Christmas. It’s those days when the bitter winds cut across your face, carving into your skin and reaching its icy fingers deep into the depths of ...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 21:00

Rushdoony Tuesday: Sovereignty

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The word sovereign comes from the Latin super, above, so that a sovereign in the nominative sense is one who is above all. One who is above all, is independent and unlimited by any other, and has independent and original ...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 05:36

New Every Morning

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The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 01:47

Finding Time For Ourselves

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This entry was previously posted at The Old Schoolhouse’s Homeschooling With Heart blog. Many of us have hobbies and interests outside of homeschooling but find it hard to find balance. How can we give our children and homes first priority ...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 13:04

Book Review: Irenaeus of Lyon

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Irenaeus of Lyon is the twelfth book in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series by Simonetta Carr. Each book in this series introduces children to important historical figures in Christian history, an oft-neglected subject. I can’t say enough about ...

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This blog entry was previously posted at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Homeschooling With Heart blog. At the beginning of each school year we have a back to school potluck and parents meeting. Because there are usually new families, we are ...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:09

Homeschooling With A Heart For Christ

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This time of year I’m more often than not preoccupied with thoughts of curriculum and lesson planning. I’m excited for the start of a new school year, anticipating the flurry of...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 13:34

The Slumber of Winter’s Faith

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If believers decay in their first love, or in some other grace, yet another grace may grow and increase, such as humility, their broken-heartedness; they sometimes seem not to grow in the branches when they may grow at the root; upon a check grace breaks out more; as we say, after a hard winter...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 07:19

The Fragrance of Christ Midst the Tempest

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imageNow thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death,...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 02:02

Joshua Caleb and the Sovereignty of God

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Joshua Caleb and the Sovereignty of God: You will often hear me speak of both. The former is my 13-year-old son who has an intellectual disability and a host of medical problems including a rare disorder called neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation that is terminal. I previously wrote...

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