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 - Prince on Preaching

“2. The Scriptures inform us that, before creation was begun, our world was marked out by Eternal Wisdom as the theatre of its joyful operations. This idea is forcibly expressed in the eighth chapter of Proverbs: “Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:...

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Duesing, Jason G., Thomas White, and Malcom B. Yarnell III.First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Liberty. 2nd Ed. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016. 275 pp.

Introduction

Southern Baptists are proving to be an ahistorical people with respect to religious liberty. In recent days, Dr....

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“Let us therefore proceed, Secondly, to offer evidence that the Christian doctrine of redemption is strengthened and aggrandized by the supposed magnitude of creation.

1. The Scripture teaches that God’s regard to man is an astonishing instance of condescension, and that on account of...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:53

Around the Horn (March 16)

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Jesus is a Straight Shooter – Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson writes a short, but powerful post on how Jesus will not be distracted by our surface concerns but rather focuses like a laser on the invasive surgery that His Gospel was meant to do. Don’t miss this encouraging post.

Should We Give...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 23:04

Samuel Doak and the Power of Influence

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This is the fourth in a series on real historical heroes for racial justice. You can read the introduction this series here.

In his recent book Discipling, Mark Dever defines discipleship as “deliberately doing spiritual good to someone so that he or she will be more like Christ.”1 He...

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It is no dishonour to the Scriptures that they keep to their professed end. Though they give us no system of astronomy, yet they urge us to study the works of God, and teach us to adore him upon every discovery. Though they give us no system of geography, yet they encourage us to avail...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:30

Around the Horn (March 9)

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This is part three of the series on Real Historical Heroes for Racial Justice. Read the introduction to this series here.

In examining the missionary labors of William Knibb (1803-1845) in Jamaica, one is confronted by a fascinating story of God’s power on full display. Knibb was...

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The uniqueness and supernatural unity of biblical revelation demands that all of the parts be read in light of the whole for a full and adequate determination of meaning. This interpretive assertion would seem straightforward for those who believe the Bible is God’s inerrant Word but some...

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“[Thomas] Paine allows that it is not a direct article of the Christian system that there is not a plurality of inhabited worlds; yet, he affirms, it is so worked up with the Scripture account, that, to believe the latter, we must relinquish the former as little and ridiculous.

The Scriptures,...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 22:32

Around the Horn (March 2)

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Beauty and the Beast” to feature an “exclusively gay moment” – Denny Burk

Denny Burk reports on the newest Disney live-action adaptation of the classic movie Beauty and the Beast. Parents should read this post before taking their kids to see this new movie.

How...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:11

Preacher, Stop Talking about God

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The Bible begins with the divine king of the universe preaching his word. The entire cosmos exists and is sustained only by the Word of God (Gen 1, Ps 33:6-9, 148:5-6, Heb 1:3, 2 Pet 3:5). John Woodhouse asserts, “At the very moment of the world’s inception, we see the kind of...

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Below you will find the headings of a talk I gave for the Race and the Church Conference in Richmond, Virginia on November 19, 2016. The conference organizers explained that the conference series was committed to developing a gospel-centered framework through which we might pursue multi-ethnic...

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This is the second post in a series by Casey McCall. Read the introduction to this series here.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon and Gospel-Driven Social Justice

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) is rightly known today for his preaching. The pioneer mega-church pastor attracted weekly crowds numbering in...

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“3. If any one part of God’s creation, rather than another, possessed a superior offense to become a theatre on which he might display his glory, it should seem to he that part where the greatest efforts have been made to dishonour him. A rebellious province in an empire would be...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 23:25

Around the Horn (February 23)

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4 Things You Need To Fear If Your Spouse Is Low Maintenance  – Scott Kedersha

Is your spouse low maintenance? Scott Kedersha shares some reflections as he listened to Dr. Russell Moore and also offers practical advice to serve your low maintenance spouse.

A Past. Redeemed....

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What is a hero? The answer to that question probably depends on who you ask. Different people become heroes to different people for different reasons. Some may name a teacher or coach that had an impact on their lives. Others may point to their mothers or fathers or grandparents. Some heroes are...

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Rod Dreher notes in his forthcoming book, The Benedict Option, that “parents who would never leave their kids unattended in a room full of pornographic DVDs think nothing of handing them a smartphone.” Why is this true? Why would parents who carefully monitor what their children watch...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 05:30

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller on Redemption and Creation

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“Having premised thus much, I shall proceed, in the first place, to offer a few observations in proof that there is nothing in the scripture DOCTRINE OF REDEMPTION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE MODERN OPINION OF THE MAGNITUDE OF CREATION.

1. Let creation he as extensive as it may, and...

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