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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Monday, 17 December 2018 22:23

Conceived by the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary

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I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,who was conceived by the Holy Spiritand born of the virgin Mary. —Apostles’ Creed Countless churches, of various sects and denominations worldwide, recite these words every Sunday. Yet, not all confess the biblical and historical meaning...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 10:00

Who Is Reformed?

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Reformed, or not Reformed, that is the question. —William Shakespeare It’s come around again. The infamous question that never completely goes away, despite being answered over and over again: “what does Reformed mean?” Some of you may be thinking, “why...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 10:00

Best Reading Listening of 2018

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Books Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality by Nancy Pearcey This book faces the points of conflict between the church and the world, today. I wanted to read this book because I read everything by Pearcey, but specifically because I was scheduled to teach Christian Ethics...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:46

Synchronizing the Standards

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After a couple years, I have finally completed a personal harmony of the Westminster Standards: the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF), and the Larger (WLC) and Shorter Catechisms (WSC). Why did I spend hours and hours doing such a thing? Well, I needed it. It’s a teaching tool that I...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 11:14

Know Why You Believe

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No, not that book of the same title, by Paul E. Little. I was actually required to read that thing for an “apologetics” class. Don’t do it. This review is on Know Why You Believe, by K. Scott Oliphint. After quite a long break from studying apologetics, I finally broke the...

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Friday, 07 December 2018 00:24

11 Great Books on Apologetics

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Here are eleven books on apologetics. The order I’ve placed them in doesn’t matter. Rather, I have selected these because each of them meets a certain need, or is uniquely useful.  If anything, you could classify this list as a collection of mini book reviews on some of the best...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 09:58

Pharisees and Sadducees

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Note: I find this to be one of the best papers by J.C. Ryle. Ryle is one of those preachers who could have preached last week, he’s so relevant. The sermon below is an excellent example. Broad “Christianity” in the Philippines has a long history of being infected by the...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:35

400th Anniversary of the Canons of Dort

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Today marks the 400th Anniversary of the convening of the National Synod of Dordrecht, in 1618. This was in answer to the corruption of the Reformed churches by semi-Pelagianism, perpetuated by the followers of Jacob Arminius. The Arminians were historical Reformed Protestants, but they departed...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 21:26

I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body

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“I believe in . . . the resurrection of the body . . . Countless churches, of various sects and denominations worldwide, recite these words every Sunday. Yet, not all confess the biblical and historical meaning of those words. In our context, the resurrection of the body is often either...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:12

Using and Approving Worship Not Instituted by God

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but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. —Matthew 18:6 How Tolerance Backfires What are we supposed to say to someone who is trying … Con...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:18

All Saints’ and All Souls’

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All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Roman Catholic holy-days. Man made. Not instituted in Scripture. The theology behind these commemorations are the validity of the Church of Rome, the distinction between mortal and venial sin, the existence of Purgatory, the canon of saints of the...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:27

An Appalling Reformation Anniversary

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Reformation Sunday, 2017 I hope you had a happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. I didn’t. Perhaps I have officially had it. I found myself angry. Legitimately angry. And I was questioning why I bother attending church, anymore. Because God commands it? Yes. Yet, their standing...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 17:57

13 Reformation Day Recommendations

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What should you read (and watch!) to get acquainted with Protestant Reformation, and to help you continue protesting after 500 years? Here are my recommendation 13 recommendations for remembering and celebrating the Protestant Reformation, this October 31. Resources marked with an “*”...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:58

A Brief Explication of the Lord’s Prayer

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Richard Baxter, A Christian Directory, Part 2. “Christian Economics”, ch. 23 The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Volume 1, A Christian Directory pg. 485 (Soli Deo Gloria Publications, Second printing 2000 [lithographed from the 1846 edition])

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Monday, 02 July 2018 14:15

Christian Creeds Reformed Confessions App

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Want instant access to: The Christian ecumenical creeds and the Reformed confessions? The most biblical and most precise Christian statements of faith ever produced? The greatest discipleship tools passed down through church history? There’s an app for that. “Christian Creeds &...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:37

What Changed My Mind about Worship Songs?

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Theology of Worship taught by J. Ligon Duncan III at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Thirty-six lectures, all video, for free. Watch it using the RTS App. This class was excellent. Ligon Duncan actually surprised me with his frankness about some worship issues. It was refreshing to hear...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 15:30

7 Tips for Singing in Church

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These are John Wesley’s instructions for congregational singing. They were included in the beginning of the Methodist hymnal in 1761. That’s the context for these rules. So when he refers to these tunes (rule #1), he’s referring to the collection of lyrics and tunes used by...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 17:51

Pointless Preachers

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Many sermons are deficient in point. They either have no valuable and practical truths of cardinal weight, or these are not made to stand out to the apprehension of the hearers. No decided impression can be expected from such addresses. No lodgment is made in the conscience of the people; they go...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:18

Sentimental Preaching

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The mischievous error of addressing the taste and social sentiments, instead of the affections of conscience, is illustrated by the effects of the Romish worship. Its great purpose is to substitute the enthusiasm of the imagination for the culture of moral principles. It must be confessed that this...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:28

Westminster Standards Bibliography

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This is a list of resources on the Westminster Standards. It is what I studied to prepare for teaching the Westminster Standards. They are not necessarily in order of quality. Links are included so you can go directly to them. An asterisk (*) indicates a free resource. I have also...

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