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, 24 April 2019 00:00

The Blood of Christ Does What?

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

Easter Zombies and the Hope of Resurrection

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“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two,...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 01:47

I Shall Live

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Easter is a day of visceral gladness. On the day of the resurrection, all guilt and doubt...

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

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Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

It is Finished

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Looking for the Lamb

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Exodus 12:1-27

“Why is this night different from all other nights?” the child asks. The golden twilight feels heavier than...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Cursed by a Name

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“The nations shall see your vindication,and all the kings your glory;and you shall be called by a new namethat the mouth of the...

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This post is a part of our series of Psalms reflections for Lent.

Like us, the Psalms share a bed with suffering.Psalm 31:9–16...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 04:00

4 1/2 Words To Know For Holy Week

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Whether your native tongue is English, Icelandic, or Arabic, during Holy Week you'll share a handful of words in common with...

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Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Day of Choosing

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He staggers through the filthy, scorching desert. “So this is where it ends,” he mumbles. “This is it. Surrounded by dirt. Covered in dirt. You win, dirt! Congratulations, dirt! Well played...I’m dying alone.”

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Church Membership and the Gospel

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Church membership often presents itself as a frightening prospect to many. It involves an array of potentially unpleasant things:...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:00

The Seed Does it All

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Jesus says, "The sower sows the word" (Mark 4:15). But what does this mean?

The Father plants the Seed, which is His Word. Jesus is...

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1. What prompted you to collect these works (which span 16 years!) into a book?

More than anything I felt that these essays could help...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 00:38

The Vindicated Lord

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This post is a part of our series of Psalms reflections for Lent.

Have you ever stopped to think about how remarkable it is that...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 03:36

Our Great Worship Leader

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 00:00

Goodbye Alleluia

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In some Christian denominations, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday features a special, liturgical worship piece called “a...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 00:00

Who Told You? On Being Afraid in Sunday School

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After teaching in both venerated institutions and glorified junk heaps on three continents over the past decade, I can tell you the...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 00:00

Your Jesus Has Made You Well

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Many who bear the title "Christian" can't accept the fact that all their effort to save themselves is useless. They can’t...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 07:15

Blessed is the Man Who by Faith is Saved

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This post is a part of our series of Psalms reflections for Lent.

Blessed is the Man who by Faith is Saved: A Maskil of David

“Bl...

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Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Romans 8: Life in the Spirit

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The following is an excerpt from Romans: A Devotional Commentarywritten by Bo Giertz and translated by Bror Erickson (1517...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

You Are Not Your Sin

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My doubt goes like this: How could the Loving One have the heart to let human beings become so guilty that they got his murder on...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

Always Preach the Law, if Necessary Use Words

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I know this isn’t exactly the Assisi quote, and I’m also...

“Always preach the Law, if necessary use words.”

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Come to Me...and I Will Give You Rest

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Monday, 25 March 2019 02:03

The Feast of Easter

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The full arc of our path through Lent and our final arrival...

This post is a part of our series of Psalms reflections for Lent.

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Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Carried to the Table of the King

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