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, 18 January 2018 22:01

Happy Birthday Heidelberg

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Today is the 455th birthday of the Heidelberg Catechism.

I grew up with the Heidelberg. I don’t recall having to memorize it cold like some organic chemistry nightmare. It wasn’t always front and center in my life, but it was always there.

I’ll forever be grateful to my childhood...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:10

One Simple Thought On MLK Day

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Just one thought, and it is this: every human being—regardless of color, nationality, economic status, or intellect—has been created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect.

Yes, we all know that. Or at least we should know that as Christians. It’s...

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Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them is hard. Some Christians think the annual habit of making new goals is legalistic, ill conceived, and doomed to failure. I’m not so negative. I think the new year provides a good opportunity to evaluate current practices and consider...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 13:17

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

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I like lists, and year-end lists in particular are always fun. So here’s a list of my top ten most viewed blog posts from the past year. While I wasn’t surprised by what came out on top, I was pleased to see that many of the popular posts were about books and theology (which is what I...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:20

Book Briefs

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There are always more books than time, but here are some of the books I’ve enjoyed reading in the past few months.

Wayne R. Spear, Covenanted Uniformity in Religion: The Influence of the Scottish Commissioners on the Ecclesiology of the Westminster Assembly (RHB, 2013). The book is what it...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 17:44

Pastor, Don’t Get Cute this Christmas

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I know the feeling.

Christmas comes around every year. The same songs. The same texts. The same story. Most of the time I love the familiar rhythm of Advent and the comforting routine of tradition.

But as a pastor, I also know that sense of desperation: “How many more Christmas sermons and...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:50

R.C. Sproul on the Curse Motif of the Atonement

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An excerpt from R.C. Sproul’s 2008 T4G message: “The Curse Motif of the Atonement.”

You can watch the whole thing here. One of the best sermons I’ve ever heard.

Authors: Kevin DeYoung...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 17:56

Best Books of 2017

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This list is not meant to assess the thousands of Christian books published each year, let alone every interesting book published in 2017. I read a lot of books, but there are plenty of worthy titles that I never touch (and never hear of). This is simply a list of the books (Christian and...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:20

Immutability and Reformed Theology

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I wrote last week about James Dolezal’s important book All That Is In God. The book continues to generate spirited discussion, with a growing number of blog posts populating the internet.

In an effort to promote more light than heat, I thought it might be helpful to compare two different...

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This is not about any particular candidate or contest. Every election will have special features and personalities to consider. What’s necessary for Christians, then, is to step back from the hoopla of Right Now! and try to develop some big-picture principles for making difficult voting...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 20:24

All That Is In God

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As a blogger I get sent a lot of books. Sorry to say, I throw away some of them, shelve most of them, and read only a few of them. Most of the books actually look halfway decent, but there just isn’t time to read everything that comes my way. So when Reformation Heritage Books asked me this...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 18:50

The Thanksgiving that Was (and Was Not)

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On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 17:15

The Greatness of Giving Thanks

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There are 13 letters from Paul in the New Testament, and in 9 of them he explicitly gives thanks for the recipients of the letter (Rom. 1:8; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; Eph. 1:15-16; Phil. 1:3-5; Col. 1:3-5; 1 Thess. 1:2-3; 2 Thess. 1:3-4; 2 Tim. 1:3-5; Phm. 4-5). The only exceptions are 2 Corinthians (where he...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:00

Magnify Conference 2017

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Even though I’m no longer in Michigan, I still want to commend to you the Magnify Conference. Magnify is a two-day conference at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.

This year’s conference is December 1-2. Magnify is a great opportunity to meet other brothers and sisters...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 18:14

Two Things That Should Be Obvious

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Tis the season for allegations of men treating women badly. From Harvey Weinstein to Louis C. K. to Roy Moore to Aly Raisman’s testimony on 60 Minutes, the last two months have seen a number high-profile men accused of unwanted advances, sexual harassment, and much worse.

To be sure, we should...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:44

When Everything Is Missions

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Pastors, mission committees, mission agencies, and church leaders would do well to read the new (and short!) book When Everything is Missions, written by Denny Spitters (vice-president for church partnerships with Pioneers USA) and Matthew Ellison (a missions pastor turned parachurch president and...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 03:06

A Mighty Fortress

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Authors: Alen Andrews...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 10:29

A Mighty Fortress

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Monday, 30 October 2017 03:03

A Reformation of Confidence

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The Reformation was about many things. It was about papal abuses and church reform. It was about worship and the sacraments. It was about repentance and indulgences. It was about the Bible and the priesthood of all believers. And of course, the Reformation was about justification.

But it was also...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 10:01

A Reformation of Confidence

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imageThe Reformation was about many things. It was about papal abuses and church reform. It was about worship and the sacraments. It was about repentance and indulgences. It was about the Bible and the priesthood of all believers. And of course, the Reformation was about...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 03:00

The Stupidity of Sin

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The Puritans use to speak of the exceeding sinfulness of sin. And they were right to do so. Sin is a heinous insult to a holy God. It is lawless, treasonous, rebellion.

It’s also really dumb.

Everyone who knows the Bible, knows people, or knows his own heart, knows this to be true: sin makes us...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:08

The Stupidity of Sin

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imageThe Puritans use to speak of the exceeding sinfulness of sin. And they were right to do so. Sin is a heinous insult to a holy God. It is lawless, treasonous, rebellion.

It’s also really dumb.

Everyone who knows the Bible, knows people, or knows his own heart, knows this...

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There are a number of things I could list in a blog post with this title. I don’t want to suggest that the two requirements I’m about to mention are the <em>only</em> two requirements. Surely, there are many other things we can and should say about effective pastoral...

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imageThere are a number of things I could list in a blog post with this title. I don’t want to suggest that the two requirements I’m about to mention are the only two requirements. Surely, there are many other things we can and should say about effective pastoral...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:17

Reformation Conference October 27-28, 2017

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imageThe conference kicks off two weeks from tomorrow!

Join us in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 27-28 at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. The conference, entitled “The Gospel of Grace & Glory: The Reformation at 500 and...

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