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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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 02:05

Recovering the Evangelical Pulpit: Hearing Christ

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I have the privilege to teach preaching on the seminary level and often lecture on preaching to a variety of pastors at conferences.One of the things I’ve noticed is, that no matter how high a view of biblical authority that a group has, often they become uncomfortable when I sayin faithful...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:42

The Solar Eclipse – C.H. Spurgeon

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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, No. 183

Isaiah 50:3. “I clothe the heavens with blackness”

If there be sermons in stones, there must be a great sermon in the sun; and if there be books in the running brooks, no doubt there is many a huge volume to be found in a sun suffering eclipse....

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Defending the Doctrine of Atonement

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“The doctrine of atonement, as held by the Calvinists, is often represented by Dr. Priestley as detracting from the goodness of God, and as inconsistent with his natural placability. He seems always to consider this doctrine as originating in the want of love, or, at least, of a sufficient...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:36

Declaring War Against Dinner Table Racism

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Like many, I was horrified over the weekend as I watched media images from Charlottesville, Virginia scroll across my social media timelines. The scene brought to the present so many aspects of a shameful past: Confederate flags waving, hooded men hiding, young white men spewing hatred, cowardly...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 22:30

Andrew Fuller Friday: Worshipping Idols

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“As to the question, Whether we feel a veneration for the Divine character, —I should think we ourselves must be the best judges. All that Dr. Priestley can know of the matter is, that he could not feel a perfect veneration for a Being of such a character as we suppose the Almighty to...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 01:29

Book Review: The Happiness Effect

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Freitas, Donna.The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost.Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pgs.

Introduction

Nicholas Carr notes in his fantastic bookThe Shallows, “When people start debating (as they always do) whether the medium’s...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:10

Andrew Fuller Friday: Defending Immediate Divine Agency

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“Dr. Priestley labours hard to overthrow the doctrine of immediate Divine agency, and contends that all Divine influence upon the human mind is through the medium of second causes, or according to the established laws of nature. “If moral impressions were made upon men’s minds by...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 23:51

Book Review: Transgender

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Roberts, Vaughan.Transgender.  Epson, Surrey, U.K.: The Good Book Company, 2016.

Introduction

I was a junior in high school the first time I met someone that could be described as transgender. The young person attended my high school only briefly. I don’t think anyone was equipped to...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 04:06

An Athletes Practice Pledge

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For those who participate in athletics the vast majority of time is spent, not competing, but in practice preparing to compete. Christian coaches, athletes, and parents need to think intentionally about how to approach practice in a way that glorifies God and points us toward Christian...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: The Moral Law of God

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“If the moral law require love to God with all the heart, and soul, and mind, and strength, and to our neighbour as ourselves, it cannot allow the least degree of alienation of the heart from God, or the smallest instance of malevolence to man. And if it be what the Scripture says it is,...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:37

Book Review: God and the Transgender Debate

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Walker, Andrew T. Walker.God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?. The Good Book Company, 2017. 174 pp.

Introduction

It finally happened. A boy attending our church’s Vacation Bible School asked to be called Elizabeth. The transgender issues...

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I was driving back to the hotel after speaking at a church about my bookIn the Arena, which is about the relationship of sports to Christianity, when a sports talk show on the radio broke the news that almost made me physically ill. Hugh Freeze, head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels, had...

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“The eternal standard of right and wrong is the moral law, summed up in love to God with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to our neighbour as ourselves. This law is holy, just, and good: holy, as requiring perfect conformity to God ; just, as being founded in the strictest...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:13

A Christian Athletes Game Day Prayer

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Holy God, thank you for my opponent who is also my neighbor. Help me to show them respect by competing fiercely and fairly against them. Help me to honor and love you and your image bearers whom I have the privilege to compete against by self-sacrificially giving my all for your glory. May we spur...

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“But, further, let us examine a little more particularly what sort of people they, in general, are who are converted to Socinianism. It is an object worthy of inquiry, whether they appear to be modest, humble, serious Christians, such as have known the plague of their own hearts; in whom...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:45

Book Review: The Tech-Wise Family

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Crouch, Andy.TheTech-WiseFamily: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in ItsProper Place.Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017. 221 pp.

Introduction

This year marks the tenth year since the introduction of the iPhone. Along with that introduction has come a tsunami of technological advances that are...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:18

Andrew Fuller Friday: Cultural Accommodation

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“Nearly the same things might be observed respecting heathens and Mahometans. We may so model the gospel as almost to accommodate it to their taste; and by this means we may come nearer together: but whether, in so doing, we shall not be rather converted to them, than they to us, deserves to...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:00

Andrew Fuller Friday: Jesus and Stumbling Blocks

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“The Jews were greatly offended at our Lord’s words; and his not explaining them so as to remove the stumbling-block out of the way may serve to teach us how we ought to proceed in removing stumbling-blocks out of the way of their posterity. For this cause they sought to kill hirn...

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