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, 29 August 2017 23:29

Jonathan Edwards’ Admonition to Congregations

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If Christ gives you a minister that is a burning and shining light, take heed that you do not hate the light, because your deeds are reproved by it; but love and rejoice in his light; and that not only for a season, like John the Baptist’s apostatizing hearers: and come to the light. Let your...

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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Tim. 4:3-4)

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 06:58

Texas Needs Help

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This is a map of people awaiting help……  Each marker indicates from 1-100 people… via facebook…

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imageIn a region where most artifacts remain in the field, the enormous work of documenting and analyzing the early history of Christianity is open to original research. Often the first scholar to reach isolated communities in remote parts of Turkey who guide his work,...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 21:53

Once More: Disaster Relief

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If you’re looking for a way to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, I recommend Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.

Southern Baptists do Disaster Relief better than anyone else.  And you can trust them to use your money in the wisest and most helpful ways.

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The Confession of Belhar, 1986

1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who gathers, protects and cares for the church through Word and Spirit. This, God has done since the beginning of the world and will do to the end.

2. We believe in one holy, universal Christian...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 19:26

On Your Day, St Augustine…

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imageAdolf von Harnack wrote of you

Augustine comes before us, in the first place, as a reformer of Christian piety, altering much that belonged to vulgar Catholicism, and carrying out monotheism strictly and thoroughly. He gave the central place to the living relation of the soul to God; he took...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 05:41

Disaster Relief

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If you’re looking for a way to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, I recommend Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.  The Red Cross uses lots of the money you send it for overhead.  The SBC doesn’t.  And the SBC works on the ground providing meals (which...

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imageFor Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures—and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His...

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Chris Tilling likes it… so… whatever.

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Eerdmans recently sent me an uncorrected advanced copy of Douglas Campbell’s Paul: An Apostle’s Journey.The book will not be released until January 2018, so consider this a sneak peek at what I think will be a popular...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 20:01

Archeteles

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The 23rd of August, 1522, was the day on which Archeteles was published in Zurich by Zwingli.

This is Zwingli’s reply to the admonition which the Bishop of Constance, the diocesan of the city of Zurich, addressed to the chapter of the Great Minster on May 24, 1522. Zwingli was not mentioned in...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:40

Luther’s Encouragement for the Struggling Papist

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I would not dream of judging or punishing you, except to say that you were born from the behind of the devil, are full of devils, lies, blasphemy, and idolatry; are the instigator of these things, God’s enemy, Antichrist, desolater of Christendom, and steward of Sodom. – Martin Luther

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This is a perfect, text book example of the unfortunate results of the Church losing focus on its purpose and its calling.

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The Church is called to be Light and Salt, not Mirror and Sugar.  Lights generate their own illumination; mirrors merely reflect back what is generated elsewhere....

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:23

Calvin Wasn’t Bendy

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“I continue to employ my usual severity while laboring to correct the prevailing vices, and especially those of the young. The right-thinking tell me of the dangers by which I am surrounded, but I take no heed of this, lest I should seem too careful for my personal safety. The Lord will...

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You can remove all the monuments you want, it won’t solve anything. Evil lies within the hearts of men, not images of stone and metal.

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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.

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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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