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

Apologetic Report - Theology Central

Princeton decides NOT to honor Tim Keller for being too much like Kuyper. Oh the irony!

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 23:36

Paul Helm on Augustine’s City of God

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Two cities, two peoples. Here

So the people of God are physically within Babylon, and are also inhabitants of Babylon. There is friction between the two. The horizon of Babylon is this life, that of the members of the city of God, God’s eternity, and the coming of the seventh age. Babylon is...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:44

Meditations upon Lunch

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Ham, cheese, and rye are like the primary colors of the sandwich world.

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Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 23:39

Hard to Beat This Deal

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Crossway has the Kindle version of Theologians of the Christian Life: The Church on Amazon for free. I don’t know how long. Unless you want Crossway to pay you to read the book, there’s no reason to wait. Accept the gift!

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Monday, 06 March 2017 20:54

Doubly true for seminary students!

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Justin Taylor summarizes Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:37

PEW Research on Islam

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By 2050, India will be the largest Muslim country in the world and by the end of the century, Islam will surpass Christianity as the world’s largest religion. Read about this here.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:48

Central Africa Baptist College

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Last night Ben Straub reported to Fourth Baptist Church. Ben holds both a M.Div. and a Th.M. from Central Seminary. For the past several years he and his wife Amy have been ministering in Kitwe, Zambia. Ben went to teach at Central Africa Baptist College; he is now the academic dean of the college.

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The review is in the June, 2016 number of Church History. You can see a preview here.

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Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 04:50

Good advice for seminary students!

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Justin Taylor reminds us of Jacques Barzun’s comments on writing.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 02:21

Great Breakfast

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It was fun to join Dan Churchwell for breakfast this morning. Dan is 2001 graduate of Central Seminary. He went on for further education, then taught in several institutions of higher learning. Dan is now the Associate Director of Program Outreach for the Acton Institute.

The Acton Institute is one...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:52

A sign of the times.

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Family Christian Bookstores are shuttering all 240 stores and laying off more than 3000 employees. Read about it here.

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Peter Gurry (PhD Cambridge) offers a balanced, evangelical review of Anthony Le Donne’s book What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? It’s worth a look.

Moreover, “the best explanation of many textual variants” in the Gospels is not “that there was no one...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 01:02

Rolland McCune on the Coherence of Scripture

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If there is but one unified, non-contradictory network of biblical truth, indeed of all truth, due to the eternal self-consistency of the self-contained tri-unity of the God of all truth, it follows that there must be an honest attempt to resolve difficulties within the Scripture. One simply does...

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Jeff Brown is missionary (Baptist Mid-Missions) to Germany who earned his research doctorate from Central Seminary. He published his dissertation as Corporate Decision-Making and the Church of the New Testament (Pickwick Publications). The volume has recently been reviewed both by Ministry Today and...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:23

The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship is No More!

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Word comes to us that the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International is no more. Actually they haven’t really gone. They just changed their name! At their recent board meeting, we understand that the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship leadership voted to change their name to Foundations Baptist...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:05

Recker on the Millennium

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Some years ago, Sam Storms published a brief explanationof why he abandoned premillennialism for amillennialism. Recently, Pastor Matt Recker of New York has written what I think is a convincing reply, “Why I Cannot Change My Mind on the Premillennial Return of Christ.” Recker’s...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 05:36

BJU to regain Tax-Exempt Status

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After more than three decades without it, BJU, on March 1st, will regain its non-profit status. Read about it here.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 23:32

Africa Debunked

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Amy Medina debunksten myths that Americans entertain about Africa. Interesting.

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Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 23:33

Intertextuality

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Kyle Dunham of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary explainswhat intertextuality is and what uses it has. Part One.

Filed under: Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 23:30

Staying Sane

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Heather Wilhelm is writing about the Trump presidency (and doing it well), but what she says actually applies to much of life. Particularly fundamentalist life.

People are welcome to critique whatever they’d like, of course. These days, in fact, it seems that endless critique is the sole...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:52

“Boy” Scouts Surrenders Gender Binary

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Apparently, from now on “boy” scouts may be biological girls, as long as they identify as boys on their applications. This from BSA:

Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.  Our...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:42

Scharf Interviews Vlach

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Michael Vlach is one of the most important voices in contemporary Dispensationalism. Herehe is interviewed by Paul Scharf of Dispensational Publishing House.

“Importantly, I view myself as a friend and ally of all forms of dispensationalism,” Vlach continued. “I learn from both...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:18

Second Temple Purity Practices and Jewish Baths

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From the American Schools of Oriental Research comes a new presentation on the mikva’ot, used by Second Temple Jews for ritual bathing.

Most ritual baths were located in residential contexts, in the basement or ground floor of houses as well as in shared domestic courtyards. The phenomenon of...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 01:27

Alexander’s Counsel on the Lord’s Day

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As, undoubtedly, the celebration of public worship and gaining divine instruction from the divine oracles, is the main object of the institution of the Christian sabbath, let all be careful to attend on the services of the sanctuary on this day. And let the heart be prepared by previous prayer and...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 23:34

A Ban on Muslims or a Political Ideology

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One of my greatest objections to candidate Trump was his threat to ban Muslim immigration. As a Baptist, I believe firmly that religion should never be made a test of legal standing. With President Trump’s immigration ban going into effect, it’s time to revisit this issue–and...

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