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

Place for Truth - Apologetic Report
Monday, 18 June 2018 23:12

Discipline: the Misconstrued Grace

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Mark Johnston
Jun 19, 2018
It was John Knox, the Scottish Reformer, who added discipline to the word and sacraments as the third mark of a faithful church. Perhaps it was because the Celts are an unruly lot by nature and he felt the latter two needed the firmer hand...

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Simonetta Carr
Jun 14, 2018
If it’s true, as the ancient Tertullian said, that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church,” much seed has been sown on Turkish soil, from the 2nd-century martyrdom of Polycarp to the...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:52

Getting the Garden Right: The Fall

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Stephen Unthank
Jun 13, 2018
Throughout Genesis chapters 1 and 2, the reader understands that it is God alone who gets to determine and pronounce what is good (each of His created days - 1:10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31) as well as what is not good (that man should be alone...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 02:51

Getting the Garden Right Podcast

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Jonathan Master
Jun 4, 2018
How important are the first chapters of Genesis to our understanding of the whole of Scripture? What happens to our perspective if we isolate Genesis 1-3 from the rest of God’s Word? Continue reading.

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Stephen Unthank
May 28, 2018
It could be argued that the very concept of primary and secondary doctrines is a very Protestant problem, precisely because it comes down to an understanding of interpretive authority. Older writers referred to...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 22:24

The Unforgetting God

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Jeremy Walker
May 26, 2018
I go there from time to time. The lady I visit is the wife of an old friend from another part of the country. He went to be with the Lord several years ago. Even then, she had begun, as the British can affectionately say, “to lose her...

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Ryan McGraw
May 15, 2018
Ryan McGraw asks, "Why review a book on medieval theology on a site devoted to Puritan and Reformed theology?"...Continue reading.

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Monday, 14 May 2018 23:46

We will devote ourselves to Prayer

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Mark Johnston
May 15, 2018
How much is prayer a priority in the life of those who are called to the ministry? It is a probing question, because it relates largely to the hidden life of ministers. In that sense, if we who are ministers are honest, it is also an...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 01:59

Music in Worship: Screens and Machines

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John Hartley
May 11, 2018
What would happen if all the churches of Jesus Christ woke up this Sunday with no access to electricity? Suppose we all suddenly lived in a world where the federal government rationed electricity for the next ten years. For the good of...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 00:58

The 39: The Sacraments (1)

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Henry Jansma
May 11, 2018
Henry Jansma continues his exposition of the 39 Articles with part one on the sacraments.Continue reading.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 23:52

Faith at Work - Adam Ross (1964-) CEO

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Dan Doriani
May 10, 2018
In my next two columns, I want to tell the stories of men who seek integrity at work, men who strive to live by principles, and bring constructive change as a result. I will begin with a Christian businessman whom I will call Adam Ross. Con...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:02

Fullness of Joy and Pleasures Forevermore

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Mark Johnston
Apr 19, 2018
The very first John Piper book I read was Future Grace. Its title is taken from Peter’s exhortation, ‘Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed’ (1Pe 1.13). It provides the...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 23:36

Ephrem the Syrian and His Scriptural Songs

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Simonetta Carr
Apr 17, 2018
Ephrem was still a young man when his quick understanding, knowledge of Scriptures, literary skills, and love for the church captured the attention of the local bishop. Jacob had been bishop of the Christian community of Nisibis (a...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:00

Surveying Sanctification: A Grammar Lesson

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Tim Bertolet
Apr 12, 2018
When we consider the Biblical doctrine of sanctification, it is important to recognize how the doctrine is often portrayed in Scripture. It is organized first around who we are and then second around how we should live. The Bible...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:11

Surveying Sanctification: Union with Christ

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John Hartley
Apr 11, 2018
That holiness of life which the Christian has from God and before God and for God is not sourced nor drawn from even the best doctrinal formulations – as essential as they are to our faith. Nor is holiness of life sourced or...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:30

The Gospel for Bruised Reeds

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Dan Doriani
Apr 10, 2018
In the eyes of Jesus, everyone – everyone – is a bruised reed. Some can go thirty years without a serious bruising. Some have a sunny disposition even when storms descend. Others thrive on crises. Still others grow up in Christian...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 23:15

The Apostle's Creed: I Believe

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David Smith
Apr 5, 2018
The Christian school student began his argument with an unassailable assertion: “I feel like I knew the answer.” Funny, though, he marked an incorrect answer. In fact, the question was about a factual statistic recorded in the text we...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 06:29

The Spirit of God in the Old Testament

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David Smith
Apr 4, 2018
The Old and New Testament (Covenant) Scriptures command their reader to treat them as two distinct wholes inseparably and organically united. Yes, what is truly in the OT, yet somewhat concealed, is more fully revealed in the NT. Yes, the...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 22:21

The Apostle's Creed: An Introduction

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Jeffrey Stivason
Mar 27, 2018
Many have known the Apostle’s Creed from youth. Likely, it is the most popular creed in Christendom. The Anglican Prayer Book simply calls it, The Creed, like Thomas simply called Aristotle, the Philosopher. It has primacy of...

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Henry Jansma
Mar 24, 2018
Henry Jansma picks up Article 24 in the 39 Articles and states, "Article 24 should prompt us to ask challenging questions about our Anglican services, particularly with the 2019 publication of ACNA’s Book of Common...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 03:03

Being a Pentecost Christian: Monergism

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Stephen Unthank
Mar 23, 2018
It is in that well worn and wonderful passage of John chapter 3 where the apostle tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. But...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 07:50

Download the New App for The Bible Study Hour!

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Download the brand new free app for The Bible Study Hour featuring the expository preaching of Dr. James Montgomery Boice. You have easy anytime, anywhere access to the broadcast and the Think and Act Biblically daily devotional right on your phone or tablet.

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imageSimonetta Carr
Mar 20, 2018
The first part of John Newton’s life is well known. Born in 1725 in Wapping, London, he lived a turbulent youth, dominated, from age 17, by compelling feelings of love for Mary Catlett, known as Polly. The...

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Mar 20, 2018
Ryan McGraw reviews a new book by Richard Muller on "Divine Will and Human Choice" that he believes will set the standard for years to come...Continue reading.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 00:04

A Year in PRRD (Week 9)

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Michael Lynch
Mar 7, 2018
Michael Lynch summarizes Muller on methodology and metaphysics in Reformed Orthodoxy.Continue reading.

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