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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Friday, 21 June 2019 23:42

Argument from Culture

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Jun 22, 2019
There is an argument, not exactly new, that has been making its way through the church today. The argument from culture , let’s call it the argumentam ad culturam , is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy and primacy of Scripture for Christian...

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Monday, 17 June 2019 03:30

How Then Shall We Feel? Podcast

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Jun 17, 2019
In the house today is Dr. Keith Plummer. He’s a professor of a variety of topics related to pastoral ministry, apologetics, and spiritual formation at Cairn University. The topic of our conversation is the place that feelings or...

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May 28, 2019
I find that the greatest danger facing the church today is Christ-less Christianity. I realize that this expression will raise your eyebrows and well it should for what is Christianity if not Christ? But if I leave it...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:33

‘All Unprepared to meet Him’

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May 16, 2019
The day of Christ’s return will be the day he will ‘judge the living and the dead’. Christians have confessed this in the words of the Apostles’ Creed for centuries; but, as so often is the case, we can...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 01:21

Seven Letters Seven Dangers: Fear of Man

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May 13, 2019
Soft idols speak to soft fears. Today fear of man is less about avoiding physical injury – being invaded – and more about avoiding social illegitimacy – being mocked. The soft gods offer a soft security: “We...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 00:08

Seven Letters Seven Dangers: Pride

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May 10, 2019
In our day, sinful pride shows itself in many ways, often subtle. As an example, recently on my mind, some churches think more of themselves than they should because their numbers have swelled. Emboldened by their numerical growth, they...

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May 7, 2019
Little known today, Pierre du Moulin was one of the main protagonists of the French Reformation and one of the main defenders of the gospel against semi-Pelagian reinterpretations. He was born in 1568 in the...

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May 4, 2019
What season did we recently enter? Spring. What comes next? Summer. Then what? Fall. Then what? Winter. And then? Spring. And so on until Christ’s Second Coming. The year’s...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 20:50

Into the Abyss

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May 2, 2019
Like nearly all the Christian Festivals (however many or few our particular churches may celebrate) the events marked by Easter can easily loom large on our horizons momentarily, only to be forgotten until the following year. If we allow ourselves to lapse into...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 21:00

Proto-Puritan William Tyndale (5)

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:04

A Dirty Doeg

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Apr 23, 2019
"With which person in the Bible do you most identify?" This is a question I have often asked others in the church over the years. Most of us lack even enough self-awareness to able to answer the question. Others among us have a propensity to appeal to the best...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 00:43

Christians Heresies 101 Podcast

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Apr 22, 2019
Today’s conversation might “trigger” you with some pretty big words…but there’s nothing to worry about. Jonathan and James are willing to break them down and carefully explain what they mean.

Authors: Jonathan...

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Apr 17, 2019
The parable of the unmerciful servant recorded in Matthew 18:23-34 clarifies that the one who professes to be a Christian must forgive his fellow Christian (his or her “brother”) on the basis of God’s...

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Apr 10, 2019
The Psalmist certainly professes a great truth when he remarks “how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” But if we’re honest, this passage can often sound like an unattainable...

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Apr 5, 2019
In a 1986 speech President Ronald Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I'm here to help.’” A lot of Americans...

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Apr 2, 2019
In Spain, Martin Luther’s message met the immediate and fierce opposition of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish rulers, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. To repress it, they had already a...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 00:33

Prayer Tips or Learning from Screwtape

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Apr 1, 2019
C. S. Lewis has been a helpful guide to many Christians and rightfully so. He has led countless weary travelers through the world’s wasteland in order to introduce them to the Christ of Christianity. And though his defense of...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:27

Weakness of Wisdom

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Mar 28, 2019
Knowledge and wisdom can often be the keys to success in many of our life endeavors. However, it’s not uncommon for modern intellectuals to put too much stock in wisdom and knowledge––making knowledge out to be the ultimate solution to every...

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Friday, 22 March 2019 01:21

The Apostle's Creed: The Holy Spirit

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Mar 22, 2019
Walking up to his pulpit before preaching, Charles Spurgeon would often repeat to himself that great line of the Apostle’s Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” For Spurgeon this was no doubt a reminder that any fruit...

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Mar 21, 2019
In the two preceding articles on what it means to ‘preach Christ’ we have already noted the connection between God’s promise of salvation and the covenant he made with Abraham in relation to his seed....

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Mar 19, 2019
Princess Elisabeth of the Palatinate (also known as Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia) is remembered as the woman who challenged the French philosopher René Descartes to re-examine his assertions on the...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 21:55

The Unction of the Holy Spirit

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Mar 6, 2019
What is faithful preaching of God’s word? How does one know whether one has heard, or is hearing on a regular basis faithful preaching of God’s word? The central importance of these questions and their answers hits us when we recognize...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 23:26

Study and Preaching

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Mar 4, 2019
I am not sure where I first heard this wisdom, but I have heard it several times: a pastor does not need an office, he needs a study. Spot on. The bulk of pastoral work is not management behind a door labeled “office,” it is bookish work behind...

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Jonathan Master
Feb 25, 2019
Joel Beeke is a prolific author, professor, and president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He’s also the pastor of a Netherland Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, MI. Beeke recently published...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:24

Union with Christ: Imputation: Calvin Wright

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Jeffrey Stivason
Feb 21, 2019
But what does Paul mean that we were made the righteousness of God? According to Calvin, “Righteousness, here, is not taken to denote a quality of habit, but by way of imputation, on the ground of Christ’s...

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