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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Monday, 24 April 2017 14:00

A Poem for My Wife on Her Birthday

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Every flower that dares bloom Should hide in shame Compared to your beauty.

Or if it dared to speak Should asked to be named “Kristie.” Truly.

Every ray sparkling from the sun Ought seek cover of night Next to your radiance.

Or if it could indeed run Should immediately take flight To avoid...

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Donald Trump’s race to the White House defied every prediction and expectation. From his controversial speech announcing his candidacy, to the large crowds filling stadiums, through scandalous comments of one variety or another, down to last night’s election returns, Mr. Trump...

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 14:00

In Praise of Gaye Clark (and Others Like Her)

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:00

Apologies, Clarifications, and Slavery

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Monday, 01 August 2016 14:00

Always Get More Than One Estimate

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Monday, 25 July 2016 14:00

Lord, Give Us the Faith of a Nine-Year Old Girl!

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Sunday, 12 June 2016 14:00

God Is Good; We Should Be Too

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NoteThe views and opinions expressed here do not represent TGC or any of its council members, staff or supporters. They are the views of the author alone. This is a personal blog that happens to be hosted at TGC. Such hosting should not be construed as an endorsement from TGC for anything...

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Note: The views and opinions expressed here do not represent TGC or any of its council members, staff or supporters. They are the views of the author alone. This is a personal blog that happens to be hosted at TGC. Such hosting should not be construed as an endorsement from TGC for anything written...

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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:00

Evangelical Leaders: Tell Us to Vote for Clinton

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from a friend, fellow church member, and leader at Anacostia River Church, Nick Rodriguez. By day, Nick works in education policy and reform. But he’s a full-time husband and father who loves the Lord Jesus Christ. The views expressed here are...

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A number of people have asked me if my conscience troubles me with the thought of opposing a Trump presidency by checking Clinton in November if it comes to that. In yesterday’s post I offered a brief and simple reply of “Yes.” But I also went on to say that a spotlessly clear...

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Let me say from the onset that I’m not looking for a debate with anyone. I’m not looking to sway anyone’s vote or to suggest that someone viewing things differently from me is in sin. I’m not wanting to pit my “moral outrage” against your “moral...

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Sunday, 08 May 2016 14:00

Love from Alaska

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My honest truth? When it comes to so-called “racial reconciliation” or just plain living out the faith in its intra-ethnic dimensions, these days I’m quite exhausted and usually thinking about ways to check out. That’s been the case for the last two years. It’s not...

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Many of us writers struggle to write beautifully about beautiful things. Our words fall lifeless like stones. Our imaginations mist and evaporate. We look drop-jawed at stunning wonders, feeling the ineffable sense of the thing. But when we speak or write, by comparison, we’re crude and...

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Last night I tuned in to the Democratic primary debate between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders. It’s the first Democratic debate I’ve watched during this election season. After watching a couple of big tent circus acts called the Republican debate,...

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:00

For the Record…

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I’m grateful for Phil Johnson’s gracious and clear reply to my post responding to his Facebook “poke” (his word) at me. I’m even more grateful that Phil isn’t interested in a prolonged brouhaha, which the Internet sees too much of on any given day and rarely...

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 13:00

I’m Happy to Talk with Dr. Phil

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Incidents in the country have been rearranging the evangelical landscape for the last couple of years now. Not any of the incidents involving typical “culture war” issues, like homosexuality, gay marriage, and abortion. Apart from some fraying between older and younger evangelicals, the...

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Sunday, 20 December 2015 13:00

Four Simple Ways to Stand in Solidarity with Muslims

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The American public continues wrestling with its understand of Islam. The wrestling makes sense. We can understand the confusion. Islam and Muslims are not a monolith. Just by way of example, The Washington Post published an op-ed today encouraging people not to express solidarity with Muslims...

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Friday, 18 December 2015 13:00

Muslims and Christians Do NOT Worship the Same God

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The recent move of Wheaton College to place on administrative leave one of its faculty has sparked debate about whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God. This debate recurs because of the culture’s tendency to flatten religious differences into nebulous and impersonal ideas...

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In the Laquan McDonald case we’ve received another warning against uncritical support for and unaccountable uses of authority.

It’s another shooting ruled a murder by officials that would have gone unchallenged and unaddressed were it not for video evidence to the contrary. Prosecutors...

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I’m getting older. It had to happen, I guess. While I still think of myself as that 20-something (30-something early in the morning) young man, the rest of the world takes glances at my white hair and gray whiskers and thinks to...

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 14:00

Smarts and Love

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There is vanity under the sun,

An emptiness common to man.

Smart guys who care nothing for love,

And those who love with little thought.

Each regards the other as the worse problem

when desperately they need each other to be whole.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:00

Somebody Prayed for Me

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I’ve only felt a sense of calling this clearly and strongly on one other occasion. That’s when I first saw my wife and knew in an instant that I would marry her. A certainty something like that attends this call to be a part of the Anacostia River Church mission.

Two weeks ago, on Easter...

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Monday, 09 March 2015 14:00

How Deep the Root of Racism?

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When my wife and I purchased our first home, I determined our lawn would be at least comparable to that lovely lush landscape of the guy two doors down. Our street took a lot of pride in curbside appeal. I joined them in the weekly ritual of weeding, seeding, planting, mowing, watering, raking,...

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:00

CROSS 2015: A Free, One-Night Missions Simulcast on Feb. 27

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Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Isaac Adams, who works to serve the efforts of CROSS. I’ll be speaking at CROSS 2015 with my brothers and friends John Piper, David Platt, Mack Stiles, and Kevin DeYoung. We’d love to have you join us online for free!

CROSS 2015: Live...

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