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

Out of the Ordinary - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:William Varner talks about some similarities between the Proverbs 31 woman and Ruth, in his post "Ruth and the Proverbs 31 Woman."
The eshet hayil in Prov 31:10 has led translators in many...

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 18:00

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:In her book Advent, Fleming Rutledge talks about the significance of the combination of royalty stooping down to meet with her people.
Elizabeth I was a great monarch in part because the people...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 17:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Persis:Disagreement is not handled well in today's climate. Attacking the person rather than his stance on an issues seems to be the method of choice, which is why I appreciated this post by Mike...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 18:00

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:This is a quote from Reader, Come Home by Maryanne Wolf. She is a neuroscientist and reading specialist who is concerned with what screen-reading is doing to our ability to read deeply. This...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:00

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imageEach Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim: Mike Leake echoes much of what I've been learning in Greek Exegesis this semester. Originally, the Greek New Testament was written not only without punctuation, but in all upper case...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:30

On Being A Son

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But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 18:00

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.
Kim:I am almost at the end of the final volume of the selected journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery. I read from it before bed. This entry is at the end of 1937, a year when her husband's mental...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:30

It is good to give thanks

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It is good to give thanks to the Lord
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High
Psalm 92:1
Given that many people will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to share what we are thankful for. 
Persis:It's been a busy and rough year. Much of the summer was spent packing my parents...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:00

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imageEach Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:Dr. Carolyn Weber, author of Surprised by Oxford, is an adjunct professor at my school. At our Seminary blog, she talks about "The Power of a Good Question."Persis:Amy Mantravadi on Women...

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 18:00

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:This is a prayer from Born to Wanderby Michelle Van Loon (pg. 59) that's been on my heart.
Heavenly Father, I want to unpack my bags and be home. Because of that desire, there are times I've...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 17:30

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imageEach Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:A Bible study sabotaged? Peter Krol directs our attention to C.S. Lewis to answer this question, in "How to Sabotage a Bible Study."
Bring the Enemy’s word out to be dissected, examined,...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 17:30

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.
Kim:I just began reading Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom From Richard Baxter.It promises to be good:
For the past century and more the notion has been abroad in...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 19:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:"Is it possible you aren't contending for the faith but are just being a jerk?"Jared Wilson asks this question in his article "Jerks for Jesus." This is something I'm sure we've all...

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 18:30

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:From All That's Good by Hannah Anderson:The possibility (probability) of making a mistake has the power to paralyze us. Not wanting to ever misstep, we set up strict guidelines and fence...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:Crossway has been putting out a series of articles entitled "10 Things You Should Know . . . " I really enjoyed this instalment, "10 Things You Should Know About Bible Study." I...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 18:30

All That's Good - Review and a Giveaway

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All That's Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment by Hannah Anderson, Moody Publishers, 2018, 215 pages.What is discernment? Is it knowing who to unfollow and who to mute? What books not to read? What foods and medicines will make you sick? But what if discernment is more than just what...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:30

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:This quote is from All That's Good by Hannah Anderson. I read it all in one sitting literally as I was on a train for 7 hours. Lord willing, I will be reviewing it soon.
Discernment does not...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 18:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:You Say "Horseface," and I hear . . . I felt my heart go out to Michelle Van Loon when I read her post. It was not just for her words concerning the U.S. President which moved me, but...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:30

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imageEach Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Rebecca:John Calvin was sure the book of Hebrews belonged in the Bible even though he was also sure it wasn’t written by Paul, but by some other unknown author. In this quote from the...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:Find some "Encouragement for Bible Reading From Puritan Women." These women always inspire me. They were often said to have been known for "their piety." Is that something I will be...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 20:00

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imageEach Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:One of the books I'm reading in my Synoptic Gospels class is F.F. Bruce's Hard Sayings of Jesus. I read something interesting in his discussion of the saying in Matthew 5:29, about plucking out...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 18:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Persis:
Do you wish to get well?
He didn’t come for those who think they see. He didn’t come for those who think they walk. He didn’t come for the rich or the powerful or the...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 19:27

The Essential Truth

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The Lord is good to all, and his mercies are over all his works (Ps 145:9)One of the most humbling moments I've ever had came during a time as a new Christian when I worked in a word processing pool. My boss told me at my 6 month review that there were comments from others in the pool that I...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:30

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imageEach Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:This is a quote from Walking Through Twilightby Douglas Groothuis who recently lost his wife to dementia.
Learn to lament with people...  Listen to the stories of the suffering and...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 18:30

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Rebecca:
As you know, right now Jesus is in heaven in glorified human form, and he will remain in human form for all of eternity.  Does his everlasting humanity limit him anyway? For...

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