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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Sunday, 19 August 2018 14:10

Feeling Courageous While Sexually Compromised

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One of the biggest challenges of navigating through the murky morass of our generation’s moral revolution is recognizing the ways in which we have become complicit or compromised in matters related to sexuality. In an environment of heated rhetoric and debate over same-sex sexual...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:10

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Video: Russ Moore, Scott Sauls, and I discuss the question, “Should Christian Parents Ever Give Their Kids a Smartphone?”

Kindle Deal: Making Sense of God: Finding God in the Modern World by Tim Keller. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. John Inazu...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:10

When the Bible Becomes an App

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A surprising statistic in research on Bible engagement among Americans is that more than 90 percent of regular Bible readers prefer print to digital. That percentage holds true even though more than 90 percent of Bible readers also indicate that they engage with the Bible on digital platforms and...

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In a recent post laying out four big challenges facing Christians in the West today, I mentioned the moral revolution in our society that has led many to see a number of Christian beliefs about morality and doctrine to be not only old-fashioned but also dangerous and repressive.

When you track the...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:10

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Podcast: I joined Marty Duren on Pastor Talk to talk about my book Eschatological Discipleship.

Kindle Deal: If you’re a church leader today, you should be reading Mark Sayers. His Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience is a good introduction to his...

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We underestimate the power of habits, especially those we adopt unconsciously, as a result of our busy and hurried lives. We like to think of ourselves as spontaneous and authentic in our worship and work, when in reality we’re enslaved to habits and patterns that dominate our waking moments....

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 14:10

7 Leadership Truths I Learned from Eric Geiger

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These are bittersweet days at LifeWay. For seven of the eight years I’ve been here, I’ve worked closely with Eric Geiger, the vice-president of the Resources division. Eric will soon be leaving LifeWay to return to local church ministry.

When I look over my life and leadership and...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:10

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Podcast: During my blog break, Brandon Smith and I released several new episodes of Word Matters.

Kind...

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The church is in crisis, as it always is. Such could be said of the church in the early centuries, during the middle ages, in the tumultuous time of the Reformation, and in our modern era. From the days when Christians were getting drunk at the table in Corinth to the brutal extermination of...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:10

The Refreshing Gift of Going Offline

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Longtime readers of my column here at The Gospel Coalition know that I usually take the month of July off from writing, in order to give more time to reading and reflection and to get ahead on other projects and responsibilities that come my way.

Last year’s break took place during a whirlwind...

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I’ve been enjoying the newest songs from Matt Papa and Ross King, Every Last Word: A Scripture Songs Project. They’re doing something unique here. Every month, they release a new song that puts a longer passage of Scripture (word for word, in the CSB translation) to music....

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:10

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Kindle Deal: The Pastor’s Family: Shepherding Your Family through the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Brian and Cara Croft. $3.99.

Thank you to Matt Perman for this review of the new Worldview Study Bible, for which David Dockery and I served as general editors.

Seven of the best...

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Are fears about kids and screen time overblown?

In the conservative news magazine The Weekly Standard,Laura Vanderkam argues that many parents are too preoccupied with this question. She reads “angsty, virtue-signaling essays” online from parents who believe the best approach is to to...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:10

Fahrenheit 451 from Book to Screen

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying National Review’s “Great Books” podcast. Every episode focuses on a classic book that has shaped our society. After hearing the episode on Witness by Whittaker Chambers, I bought the book and devoured it in a few days, finding it...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 14:10

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Kindle Deal: D.A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance is $3.99.

Over at For the Church, I did a brief video answering the question of what kinds of books (other than theology) pastors should read.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. The Color Photographs of WWI.Rare...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 14:10

An Update on The Gospel Project

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A couple months ago, I met a pastor with an incredible story.

Jason serves in a church that was once saturated by the prosperity gospel. For years, “health and wealth” teaching was rampant throughout every ministry area, from what they taught in preschool to what was preached from the...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 14:10

We Need Wisdom, Not Just Commands

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One of the central points of Eschatological Discipleshipis that biblical faithfulness requires not only the keeping of biblical commands, but also the outworking of biblical wisdom and discernment on what obedience looks like in our day.An “obedient Christian” not only takes the...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:10

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I’m going to try and unplug from most online interaction and blogging for the next week or so. See you in June!

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1 Malcolm Gladwell – How School Shootings Spread. I remember being haunted by this New Yorker essay when it first came...

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As Southern Baptists lurch toward our annual meeting next month, we are embattled and embittered, with people on various sides of our current debates experiencing grief and anger, concern and alarm. Last week, I warned of two tendencies that could further fracture our convention and make long-term...

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A new biography of C. S. Lewis’s wife, Joy, has altered my perception of Lewis himself.

This is not the first time that my view of someone has shifted based on the story of their spouse. A. W. Tozer’s wife’s comments about her husband made me wonder how a man so passionately...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:10

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Podcast: In the newest episode of Word Matters, David Allen joins me and Brandon Smith to discuss a question raised in Hebrews 4: “Was Jesus Really Tempted Like We Are?”

Kindle Deal: The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller. $0.99.

Good news: Free...

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We are just weeks away from the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Questions about theological affinities, political loyalties, missiological approaches, Convention structures, the voices and treatment of women, the seriousness of domestic violence, properly reporting abuse,...

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When preaching and teaching God’s Word, we are right to focus attention on our understanding of the text and our delivery of the text’s meaning in a faithful and relevant manner.

It’s just as important, though, to understand our listeners. We must know our cultural context well...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:10

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Kindle Deal: An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson and Doug Moo. $0.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1 Mindy Belz – Itinerants and Pawns. I read every journalistic report Mindy Belz writes. She is one of the very best examples of world news...

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No matter where you come down on the debates over evangelical identity, one truth is indisputable: the evangelical movement in North America has been shaped by the divisions that became apparent in the early 20th century between fundamentalists and modernists. Arming themselves against those who...

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