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, 13 August 2018 23:03

Podcast #01: What is the Gospel?

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As believers, we want to understand the joy and fullness of our salvation, and we also want to be able to clearly articulate the Good News to others. In this first episode of the Reasonable Theology Podcast, Clay provides an example of how you might present our need for a Savior and make the case......

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John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress in 1678. From that time until now it has never been out of print and has been translated into over 200 languages. Generations of believers have been challenged  and encouraged by the story of Christian’s journey from the World of Destruction...

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Not too long ago, a LifeWay Research study asked people why they did not read their Bibles more. 27% said that they don’t prioritize it. Another 15% said that they don’t have the time. Taken together, these two categories represent 42% of the people saying they aren’t reading the...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:07

A Living Hope in Any Circumstance

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Editor’s Note: This article was first published at Servants of Grace When people are at their lowest, we often say they have “lost hope,” as though the individual was losing their ability to hope. However, such statements say more about the source of their hope than the strength...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 13:15

Old Books Every Christian Should Read

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Christians today can greatly benefit from reading the works of “yesterday’s” theologians, pastors, and writers. There is much to be gained from books that have withstood the test of time and have impacted generations of believers. Unfortunately, Christians can fall into the habit...

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It’s been a while since we’ve held a giveaway, so we’re running a sweepstakes to win a copy of RC Sproul’s teaching series on Reformed Theology. Enter to win below, and share the contest with others to gain more entries!

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:56

High King of Heaven - Book Review

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High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus Edited by John MacArthur Moody Publishers 320 Pages “There is no greater pursuit than to know Christ more fully and to love Him more deeply.” High King of Heaven is a collection of essays on...

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It’s been said that the content of your doctrine determines the conduct of your life. To put it another way, our theological views are not simply academic. They inform and influence the way we live our lives each day. For example, the doctrine of justification by faith—which teaches...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:01

Hymn Story: How Firm a Foundation

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The hymn How Firm a Foundation has been popular among Christians for generations and is a personal favorite of mine. While its origin is a bit of a mystery, the hymn itself has been prominent for generations. It was first published in 1787 in a hymnbook edited by John Rippon titled A Selection of...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:00

Hymn Story: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

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Some of our best-loved hymns were written in times of great sadness. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” is one such song. Despite the pain, many hymn writers were able to find comfort in the arms of Jesus and point others to this source of unshakable joy with their music. Read a story...

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Despite their reputation as joyless and dour sticks-in-the-mud, the Puritans did not reject all forms of recreation. They simply sought to engage in recreation and entertainment in a God-honoring way. In the 16th and 17th centuries, entertainment primarily consisted of music, art, sports, and...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 22:00

Who Were The 12 Apostles?

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Who were Jesus’ 12 apostles? Can you name them all? If we’re honest, most of us can’t. After getting through Peter, James, and John many of us rack our brains before coming up with Paul, George, and Ringo as our next best guesses. While some apostles are featured prominently...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 22:42

Becoming a Welcoming Church | Book Review

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Is your church friendly and welcoming of guests? Most church-goers feel that they do a good job of welcoming guests but, in reality, there is a lot of room for improvement. That is the basic premise of Thom Rainer’s new book, Becoming a Welcoming Church. Here he gives practical advice on what...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:06

A (Very) Brief History of the Baptist Church

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Although some have believed that the Baptist church descended directly from the historical Anabaptist movement, this is not the case. While there are some similarities, the differences in theology, geography,  and historical development are significant. Current religious affiliations...

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In March of 1861, C.H. Spurgeon’s Metroplitan Tabernacle was opened in London, England. After leading his congregation at its original location at New Park Street Chapel and renting out large concert halls when it proved to small, the church finally had a home of their own that could...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 02:31

26 Christian Biographies from John Piper

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John Piper has delivered many biographical lectures over the years, providing interesting overviews for many prominent figures of church history. Below you will find Piper’s work on men such as CH Spurgeon, Adoniram Judson, William Wilberforce, CS Lewis, George Whitefield, and many others....

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 07:16

Faithful Parenting in a Tech-Crazy World

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Parents have a wide-range of opinions on what types of technology and how much screen time is appropriate for their children. My goal in this article is not to convince you that “good Christians” don’t let their kids have use a tablet or that your child should not watch TV until...

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In the dark days of World War Two in England, a man named C.S. Lewis began giving 15-minute talks on BBC radio. The series of talks, originally under the title of “Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe,” would eventually be turned into Lewis’ classic work Mere...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 07:23

A Introduction to Family Worship

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During the 2018 Pastor’s Conference at Bethlehem College and Seminary, Dr. Don Whitney lead a sesion titled “Family Worship: Leading as a Father, Mentoring as a Pastor.” During this 45-minute session, Whitney provided an introduction to the what, why, and how of family...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:08

6 Short Rules for Young Christians

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These six short rules for young Christians come to us from the pen of Brownlow North, an evangelist, preacher, and writer who lived from 1810–1865. While these helpful habits are addressed to the young believer, it is clear that they ought to be embraced by all Christians. 1. Never neglect...

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Originally published in 1972, Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell has been a trusted resource for believers seeking to always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in them (1 Peter 3:15). But as McDowell notes in the foreword, we are to do...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 23:43

14 Great Quotes on Spiritual Leadership

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There is no shortage of new books to read, but we all have favorites that we have read multiple times. One of the books that I’ve reread the most is Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. While you may expect that this book would be focused solely on those interested in learning or...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:41

Hymn Story: Onward, Christian Soldiers

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The well-known hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers” was written by S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924) and has been an athem sung by generations of Christians. Read a story from Carl Price’s One Hundred and One Hymn Stories about the origin of this beloved hymn. In Yorkshire, England, where...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 02:00

Good Ways to Develop Bad Theology

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As the late RC Sproul said, “Every Christian is a theologian. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.” This quote rightly states that all believers are theologians to some extent, as every...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 04:52

Abide in Christ in the New Year

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Each January, about 150 million Americans will come up with New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives in the year ahead. Some of the most common resolutions include getting organized, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and exercising. By the end of the week, a quarter of those 150...

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