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
Sunday, 21 April 2019 19:00

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:My Greek professor, Wayne Baxter, has written a book We've Lost. What Now? Practical Counsel from the Book of Daniel. It deals with the issue of coping as Christians in culture when we have...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:00

Five Star Links

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Rebecca:
Natasha Crain models one excellent way to help older kids (middle school aged and up) think through some of the so-called wisdom they hear: Choose Kind Over Being Right?
This morning I...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:30

Look for the Helper

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I knew a young man who embraced the gospel joyfully (or so it seemed), began to attend church, but then rejected it all when his old friends rejected him. His friends thought he’s gone nuts, especially when they found out what Christianity teaches about sexual morality. Their insults and...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:Dr. Stan Fowler, an emeritus professor at my school, reflects on the "Toronto Blessing,"which promoted the Vineyard movement in the 80's. Dr. Fowler has been, without a doubt, the most...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 19:00

A Dark, Mysterious Night

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One of the most dramatic accounts in the Old Testament is found in Genesis 15:
"Bring me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon." Then he brought these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 19:00

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:From Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation, by Herman Bavinck
Dogmatics is always called upon to ponder and describe God and God alone, whose glory is in creation and re-creation, in nature and...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 19:30

Five Star Links

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:
This is a brief article which discusses whether or not anxiety is a sin. It does provide a very helpful starting point. However, the brevity of the article, while...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 19:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:Who "is" or "Becomes" your neighbour?Bill Mounce discusses verb tenses and briefly reflects on becoming someone's neighbour. Yes, this is a discussion of biblical Greek, but perhaps it will...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:30

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:One of the assignments for my apologetics class is to summarize in single spaced page each chapter of our assigned readings. It has been a tedious process. I would much rather interact in a...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Persis:
I've been reading Herman Bavinck on imago dei and the importance of the soul andthe body. So this biographical sketch by Simonetta Carr on Elizabeth of the Palatinate was...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 19:00

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:I just finished reading Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble. It's one of the most thought-provoking books I have read this year. This is quote on how Christian witness during times of suffering...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Persis:
We all have strengths and weaknesses, and we can and should all work together as the Body of Christ. So, with compassion let us as...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:00

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:We were blessed to have Dr. William Vandoodewaard speak at my church's theology conference this past weekend. This quote is from his book on the Marrow Controversy and contains a quote from...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 18:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:
My Pentateuch professor, Dr. Vaillancourt, has written a short reflection on the Messiah and the Psalms. This is my first class with him, and in September, I will begin my Hebrew studies with...

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For many Christians, Leviticus is daunting. It feels like a great departure from the basics of grace through faith. The painstaking details of the sacrificial system sound foreign compared to the simple message, “repent and be saved.” Michael Morales's book Who Shall Ascend to the...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 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.
Persis:A quote from Devoted to Godby Sinclair Ferguson:
If we are to understand the nature of sanctification and successfully pursue it, we must immerse ourselves in appreciating the grace of God...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:00

Five Star Links

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:
Here is a two for one. Chuck Lawless has two posts that are best read together: "Eight Dangers on NOT Studying Theology,"and "Seven Dangers in Studying Theology."
Rebecca:
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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 17:30

Pay Attention!

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Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? (Hebrews...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 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.Persis:In Sunday school this week, one of the elders taught the lesson on Chapter 6 in the Mortification of Sin. He quoted from Holinessby J.C. Ryle which inspired me to take a look at it again....

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Kim:This was a very moving article about a man who suffers with depression: "I Was Hospitalized For Depression. Faith Helped Me Remember How to Live."Persis:Another article on mental health:M...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 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.
Persis:The foundations on which sanctification is built from 1 Peter 1 in Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson. (pg. 29)
  1. God the Holy Trinity, is devoted to it;
  2. God the Holy Father has commanded us to...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 18:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Persis:The Houston Chronicle published several articles this week on the cover up of child sexual abuse in Southern Baptist Churches. I am not a Southern Baptist, but I try to advocate for...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:30

Book Review: Can We Trust the Gospels?

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by Peter J. WilliamsThe four Gospels found in the New Testament tell the life story of the central figure of Christianity—Jesus of Nazareth. If the history recorded in Gospels isn’t reliable history, then it’s game over for Christians, because outside of the Gospel accounts we...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:00

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:For my Pentateuch class, we're reading a book called Who Shall Ascend to the Mountain of the Lord? by Michael Morales. It is a biblical theology on Leviticus. I have read other books from...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 18:00

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. Kim:Robert Mounce, the father of Bill Mounce, passed away recently. Here is a link to a video clip, showing him caring for his wife, who was an invalid. A beautiful testimony of what love looks...

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