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

Rooted Thinking - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 04 August 2019 22:22

Free Outreach Resource

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Dear Reader,

I’m excited to share a resource with you that was designed for ESL / international student outreach. Good News for All Nations: An ESL Bible Study Handbook provides a thorough presentation of gospel truths in terms that are simple enough to be understood by those who speak English...

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019 03:21

Please, Sing

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Do you ever have the awful experience of realizing just how right your parents really were? My mother often said, “You never really know how much you appreciate something until it’s gone.” There have been many times that I have found out that she was so very right. One of those...

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The Late Show is hardly a bellwether for the state of America’s philosophizing or the condition of its soul. Except when it is. Several cultural commentators have observed that in the last two elections, some of the most blunt, honest discussions of our national situation came, sadly enough,...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:54

You Don’t Want to Have a Megapastor

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The news just hit that another fabulously popular megapastor has been fired, apparently because of a long-standing, toxic culture of absolute power. I’m not very old, but I’ve already watched three cycles of this—a pastor who becomes THE guy to listen to, builds up a huge...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 01:17

Is God Punishing Me?

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My lingering trial, like any other trial we go through, has created some soul searching questions. Questions can be a good thing because asking the right questions, hopefully, leads us to right responses. Some question, though, are not easily answered. Some are gut wrenching to even ask. Like this...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 00:25

Reflections from a Hospital Visit

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One of the greatest responsibilities I have as a pastor is to prepare my people for suffering. Hardships are the norm, not the exception, in the Christian life (I Pet.4:12f). As Barnabus said, “through many tribulations we enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:23).

A dear sister in our...

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