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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Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:35

Let the Reader Understand…

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image“So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.” And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.” (Rev. 10:9)

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 02:51

Satan Takes Ownership of White Supremacy

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Satan snacks on his White Supremacists

In a statement that surprised nearly no one, Satan, the accuser and enemy of God and His people, paused briefly from roaming the earth seeking someone to devour Wednesday to confirm to reporters that he is responsible for the entire white supremacist movement...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:52

The Old Testament in Archaeology and History

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imageOne hundred and fifty years of sustained archaeological investigation has yielded a more complete picture of the ancient Near East. The Old Testament in Archaeology and History combines the most significant of these archaeological findings with those of modern historical and literary...

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‪For those times when The Gospel isn’t sufficient*… Try ‘Gamechurch’!‬

http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/gamechurch-is-seizing-opportunities-to-reach-the-gaming-community.html‬

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‪*The Gospel is always sufficient.‬

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:12

Bible Prophecy and the Great American Eclipse

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Dear ‘End Time’ predictors… please read this. Especially you, Anne Graham Lotz.

Reading Acts

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was Day of the Triffids. In this 1963 British film, the earth experiences an unusual meteor shower. Everyone who watched the meteors were struck...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 23:17

The Accidental Truth as Told By Rachel Held Evans

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She accidentally said something true. Christians outside the church are the problem, not those faithful to it.

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Friday, 11 August 2017 23:05

No Christian Can Be Racist

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There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor freeman, there can be neither male nor female — for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal. 3:28)

It’s that simple.  So if you’re a Christian and you harbor racism in your heart, repent.

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imageStudies of the Curse of Ham, the belief that the Bible consigned blacks to everlasting servitude, confuse and conflate two separate origins stories (etiologies), one of black skin and the other of black slavery. This work unravels the etiologies and shows how the Curse, an etiology of black...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 21:24

I Like Billy Graham, But His Kids Are Insane

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Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, warned on her “Giving You Jesus” blog on Aug. 7 that the upcoming solar eclipse may be God’s judgment on America.

Wut?

Lotz did not mention any of scientific explanations for the solar eclipse, but did cite a Bible verse,...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 21:17

The Question of Abortion and the Big Professorial #FAIL

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You may have heard about James Franco’s questioning of an Ivy League ‘Philosopher’ regarding abortion. His takedown of her stupidity is epic:

And the Bishop’s response is on the mark-

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He’s right. She shouldn’t be teaching anything.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:56

Different People Should be Treated Differently

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Luther once observed

image… you may deal harshly with the liars and hardened tyrants, and act boldly in opposition to their teachings and their works, for they will not listen. But the simple people, whom they have bound with the ropes of their teaching and whose lives are endangered, you must...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 04:23

The Foes of Truth…

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image…  find great difficulty in refuting the enemies of pure and sound doctrine: possessed of serpentine lubricity, they escape by the most artful expedients, unless they are vigorously pursued, and held fast when once caught.  — John Calvin

Preach it, John!  Or, put in...

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imageDieses Lehrbuch bietet eine Auswahl der wichtigsten theologischen Grundbegriffe Luthers, dargeboten anhand von Zitaten, die in der Weimarer Ausgabe nachgewiesen werden. Das Wörterbuch möchte die Theologie Luthers am Leitfaden ihrer Grundbegriffe darstellen. Diese sollen in Luthers eigenen...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 03:04

Sometimes It Just Happens…

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(I borrowed the image from George A, but he’s not responsible for the text)

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 02:53

Did You Know…

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That it was on August 10, in 70 A.D. that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by Roman troops?  Yup, now you do.

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 23:25

Inconsistency is Just Another Word For Hypocrisy

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So if ‘Christians’ like Falwell and Metaxas and Jeffress and Graham think God appointed Trump they must also accept that God appointed Obama, Clinton, Carter, and all the rest.  Otherwise their inconsistency is mere hypocrisy (which of course it is).

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 22:21

The Blinding Force of Self-Love

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imageMay everyone learn to know himself—by another in no wise is one known—although the defenses of self-love are so strong that very few persons, if any at all, break through to a knowledge of their own selves.

Under no other teacher or guide than God alone, the builder of man, will it ever...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:15

How to Structure A ‘Successful’ Youth ‘Ministry’

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Via the Bee

We consulted with thousands of biblical scholars and asked them what the most important elements of a biblical youth group are, and this is what they came up with. Don’t get mad at us; we’re just reporting the facts.

1.) A fully stocked video game arcade. Lame...

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Nope.  It’s just another one of the many exaggerated claims that fly around.  Indeed, the story doesn’t match the headline.  Here’s the headline:

The Lost Home of Jesus’ Apostles Has Just Been Found, Archaeologists Say

Here’s the opening of the story:

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:06

A Dose of Luther to Cheer Your Heart and Brighten Your Day

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God has punished you by making you incapable of understanding truth, virtue, or honor, thus handing you over to the devil to tell nothing but lies, indeed, to do all that is evil, and to upset all that is good. — Martin Luther

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I must patiently submit to this condition which providence has assigned me, that petulant, dishonest and furious men, as if in conspiracy, pour out their virulence chiefly upon me. Other most excellent men indeed they do not spare, assailing the living and wounding the names of the dead; but the...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 20:16

Emil Brunner on Forgiveness

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There is no forgiveness of sins without a truly repentant heart to which sin is sincerely painful and which renounces it with all its power.  – Emil Brunner

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 21:56

Today With Luther: The Publication of his ’67 Psalms’

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Luther’s work on Ps 9-147 appeared on this date in 1521.  It’s evidence of the early Luther’s still evolving theological thought.  As the American editor remarks of this volume,

… on August 6, 1521, it appeared in print. Its German title is “Deutsche...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 00:57

News From BNTS

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Booking for this year’s conference closes on August 18th. Please make sure you book your place before then. http://maynoothcollege.ie/pontifical-university/2017/04/10/british-new-testament-conference-31st-aug-2nd-september-2017/

The conference begins on Thursday 31st August, with Registration...

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In the preface, the editors of the American Edition of Luther’s works write

The fact that Luther, during the last years of his life, wrote treatises harshly condemnatory of the Jews and Judaism is rather widely known. The treatises themselves, however, have not previously been available in...

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