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, 21 February 2019 13:10

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Video: Russell Moore, Scott Sauls, and I have a roundtable discussion on the question, “How Should Pastors Use Social Media?”

Kindle Deal:The Bible Guide: A Concise Overview of All 66 Books. $1.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Elisabeth Elliott – Your...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 13:10

Theological Minutia Matters

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Who needs theological education? Doesn’t theology just lead to mind-numbing debates over insignificant matters? Only theological eggheads insist on parsing doctrines and dogmas until powerful, life-changing experiences with God get dissected and reassembled as stale and crusty formulas. Who...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 13:10

Here’s Why I Keep Returning to Lesslie Newbigin

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Lesslie Newbigin was a missionary from Great Britain who spent 40 years working in India during the 20th century. When Newbigin went back home, he experienced a greater shock than anything he’d confronted in India. The churches in his own country—the churches that had sent him to...

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:10

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Podcast: I enjoyed guesting on this podcast with Tyler Braun. We discuss how a focus on self-expression can produce positive results, why it usually produces negative results, and what churches can do to navigate this reality of our age.

Video:Over at For the Church, here’s my three...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 13:10

Millennials, Evangelism, and Whatever Happened to Hell?

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The headlines last week summed up the most surprising finding in new research from Barna: “Half of millennial Christians say it’s wrong to evangelize.” Take note: these aren’t millennials who merely claim a Christian affiliation but churchgoing Christians who say religion is...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 04:10

Southern Baptists and the Day of Reckoning

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Sexual abuse (and problematic responses to it when uncovered) is a plague wreaking havoc across our country, not only in the Catholic Church or in the independent fundamentalist congregations across the country, but also in Southern Baptist congregations. The Houston Chronicle’s three-part...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 13:10

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Kindle Deal: My book, This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths In Light of the Gospelis available on Kindle this weekend for $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Jen Pollock Michel – Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease is the New Vice. Do modern amenities make...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 13:10

Reading When You’re Really Busy

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Giving advice on reading runs the risk of sounding pretentious, as if it’s a badge of honor to be a “serious” reader rather than just an ordinary reader of books. But I’m going to risk the danger of sounding elitist here, if only because I’m frequently asked how I read...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 13:10

Thank God for Gray-Haired Brothers Who Cheer You On

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The older I get, the more I’m grateful for older brothers in Christ who take time to seek out and cheer on the younger generation. And the older I get, the more I want to become like them.

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Last week, I heard the news that a gray-haired brother who meant a lot to me had died....

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 13:10

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Kindle Deal: Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N. D. Wilson. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Oli Tucker – The Whole Counsel of God. Which parts of Scripture are most popular with Bible-preaching churches? Oli Tucker has...

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I’m sure it’s happened to you before. You meet up with a friend or family member and you get asked about the latest hot-button issue being chattered about incessantly on cable news or the latest outrageous event that has captured the attention of people scrolling through Twitter or...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 13:10

3 Methods to Keep You Praying

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If you’re like me, regular prayer comes harder than regular Bible reading.

With Bible reading, you have a plan, a place, and a specific time every day. Prayer feels like a bigger challenge. We read about the great saints of old, who spent countless hours on their knees in intercession for...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:10

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Kindle Deal: Church Fails: 100 Blunders in Church History (& What We Can Learn from Them) by David Stabnow. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Some good reflection this week on the problems and dangers of social media, especially Twitter. See this article from...

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Yesterday, I summarized a recent book from David John Seel, The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church.Seel describes the cultural challenges we face in reaching the millennial generation and urges the church to set aside an older conception of the faith for a fuller and more...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 13:10

Are Millennials The New Copernicans?

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“If the church is to survive, we must . . .”

The set-up and answer to that question is a common formula among books published each year about the future of the church and how to reach the next generation. Few of these books however have as many endorsements as David John Seel’s The...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:10

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Podcast: Listeners to the Word Matters podcast that I do with Brandon Smith will be excited to subscribe to Brandon’s new podcast, Church Grammar. The first two interviews (Tom Schreiner and Lynn Cohick) are enlightening and edifying.

Kindle Deal:The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 13:10

Where Is the Pro-Life Movement Headed?

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Last week, Tim Padgett of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview asked me to participate in a Breakpoint symposium with other Christian leaders (Roland Warren, Kristan Hawkins, Ed Stetzer, Bruce Ashford, Scott Klusendorf, and more). We were given the space of 300 words to respond...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 13:10

Tim Challies and the Evolution of the Blogosphere

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Tim Challies kicked off 2019 with an interesting article on three types of blogs:

  • the personal blog (what he calls the blog blog)
  • the group blog (a site identified primarily by its theme, but with multiple contributors)
  • the ministry blog (an “undefined and constantly growing list of writers...

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:10

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This is likely my last post of the year. A very merry Christmas to all of you! Thank you for reading and recommending my column.

Kindle Deal: My book Clear Winter Nights: A Journey into Truth, Doubt, and What Comes After is just $1.99 on Kindle right now.

Seven of the best articles I...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 13:10

Expressive Individualism Series

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This fall, I have been writing a series of columns on expressive individualism and its challenge to the church in the 21st century. Several readers have asked me to bring these reflections together in one place for easy access. Here are links to every post in the series.

1. Expressive...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 13:10

10 Favorite Reads of 2018

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Books are companions during specific seasons of life. As I look back over the past decade of top 10 “favorite reads,” I can see myself in particular locations reading these books: the hospital room, the bus, on the living room couch, in my home library, by the nightstand, or on a plane....

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 13:10

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Podcast:

  • The season finale of “Living and Effective,” a new podcast hosted by Richard Clark in partnership with the Christian Standard Bible and Christianity Today is out. This episode is “The Bible Tormented Bonhoeffer,” on how Scripture both haunted and comforted...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:10

Doing Ministry in a World of Expressive Individualism

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As we draw to a close this series on expressive individualism, I’d like to offer a few suggestions on how we can be more effective in ministry in a society where expressive individualism reigns. In the previous column, we noted two major temptations:

  • to recast Christianity according to...

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My column today is featured over at LifeWay Voices, a new site with helpful articles and videos. Click here to read the full article, which explains why many Christians start but never finish a Bible reading plan.

It’s the time of year when many Christians are preparing to start a...

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:10

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Podcast:

  • The fourth episode of “Living and Effective,” a new podcast hosted by Richard Clark in partnership with the Christian Standard Bible and Christianity Today is out. This episode is “How Luther Lost Control of the Message.”
  • The newest episode of Word Matters...

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