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 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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Monday, 09 October 2017 07:45

Monday Morning Humor

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We recently bought a refrigerator. It keeps our food cold for a thousand bucks.

 

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Authors: Alen Andrews...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:00

A Romans Response to Tragedy

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O gracious God, we can see your presence and your power at work in the world (Rom. 1:7, 20), but often the truth seems submerged under so many lies (Rom. 1:23). We like to think our world is safe and good and peaceful, but we know there is all manner of unrighteousness, evil, and malice (Rom....

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Monday, 02 October 2017 11:40

A Romans Response to Tragedy

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imageO gracious God, we can see your presence and your power at work in the world (Rom. 1:7, 20), but often the truth seems submerged under so many lies (Rom. 1:23). We like to think our world is safe and good and peaceful, but we know there is all manner of unrighteousness,...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 15:20

Seven Characteristics of Liberal Theology

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What is theological liberalism?image

Liberalism is both a tradition—coming out of the late-18th century Protestant attempt to reconfigure traditional Christian teaching in the light of modern knowledge and values—and a diverse, but recognizable approach to theology.

Lik...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 14:00

Seven Characteristics of Liberal Theology

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What is theological liberalism?image

Liberalism is both a tradition—coming out of the late-18th century Protestant attempt to reconfigure traditional Christian teaching in the light of modern knowledge and values—and a diverse, but recognizable approach to theology.

Like any “ism,”...

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 14:00

Monday Morning Humor

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It’s time for Christ Covenant’s annual pastor’s retreat, which means we’ll be doing this sort of thing pretty much all week.

The post Monday Morning Humor appeared first on The Gospel Coalition.

Authors: Claire Smith...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:00

The Cheap Way to Bless Your Pastor

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imageThis is the sort of post I can write only because my church doesn’t need to read it. My church allows for ample vacation time and more study leave than most pastors would dare to ask for. I’m blessed and extremely thankful.

But many pastors are not so fortunate.

So let me make a simple...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:20

The Cheap Way to Bless Your Pastor

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imageThis is the sort of post I can write only because my church doesn’t need to read it. My church allows for ample vacation time and more study leave than most pastors would dare to ask for. I’m blessed and extremely thankful.

But many pastors are not so fortunate.

So...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 14:00

Life Is Short

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imageLike many others, I was saddened to hear of Nabeel Qureshi’s death over the weekend. In only 34 years, the Muslim-turned-Christian apologist (who worked closely with Ravi Zacharias) left a legacy greater than his young age would suggest.

I know it’s a cliche, but it’s also true:...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:48

Life Is Short

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imageLike many others, I was saddened to hear of Nabeel Qureshi’s death over the weekend. In only 34 years, the Muslim-turned-Christian apologist (who worked closely with Ravi Zacharias) left a legacy greater than his young age would suggest.

I know it’s a cliche, but...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 14:00

Protestant and Catholic: What’s the Difference?

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imageAsk a serious Protestant today what is the biggest threat to orthodox Christianity today, and he might mention cultural hostilities, the sexual revolution, or nominalism in our churches. But if you would have asked a Protestant the same question a hundred years ago, he would have almost certainly...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 10:25

Protestant and Catholic: What’s the Difference?

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imageAsk a serious Protestant today what is the biggest threat to orthodox Christianity today, and he might mention cultural hostilities, the sexual revolution, or nominalism in our churches. But if you would have asked a Protestant the same question a hundred years ago, he...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:00

Serious Sins

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imageEvery sin is serious, even the ones that look respectable.

But that doesn’t mean some sins don’t deserve more attention than others.

In fact, when the Bible rattles off a series of sins, it tends to mention many of the same ones. And while we don’t want to do ethics by list making,...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:37

Serious Sins

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imageEvery sin is serious, even the ones that look respectable.

But that doesn’t mean some sins don’t deserve more attention than others.

In fact, when the Bible rattles off a series of sins, it tends to mention many of the same ones. And while we don’t want to...

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