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, 17 August 2017 10:10

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Book Club Announcement: The good folks over at Gospel-Centered Discipleship are reading This Is Our Time together. You can join the conversation here.

Kindle Deal: Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer. $1.99.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY COLLEEN PINSKI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Middle Tennessee is in the eclipse zone. On August 21, my city will be inundated with people traveling from thousands of miles to witness a total eclipse, a rare event in which the moon obstructs the sun for several minutes.

Here'...

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Last September, my brother-in-law, who lives in Portsmouth, UK, got married, and my family went to England to the wedding. During that week, I had the opportunity to visit a few places that were meaningful to me as a reader of G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and J. R....

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:10

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Podcasts:

  • Rich Clark invited me on The Calling for a wide-ranging conversation about writing, theology, and how the Lord has directed my sense of calling. This episode is now available online and via iTunes.
  • Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:10

On My Calling as a Writer

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Richard Clark is one of my favorite interviewers. His podcast The Calling from Christianity Today always features interesting conversations. Rich brings insight out of every person he interviews.

Earlier this summer, we sat on the back porch at my home and...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:10

On Coming Out as Fat

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There are many today who believe a person's sexual orientation is fixed from birth and revealed later in life, often through the decision to "come out" to friends and family. Increasingly, in culture and in law, people identify themselves by their sexual...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 10:10

Give Me Jesus Over Westminster Abbey

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I recently had the opportunity to visit London for a few days, as part of a celebration and launch for three resources related to Charles Spurgeon (the publication of his earliest sermons, a historical novel about his relationship to a former Virginian slave, and the...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:10

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Podcast:

  • Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question "What is the abomination of desolation?" from Matthew 24. You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story.&nbsp...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:10

Faithfulness in an Age of Anxiety

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The audio from my talk at The Gospel Coalition’s National Conference is now available. It has also been released on the TGC podcast. 

Below are some quotes from the workshop.

The Problem with Pessimism

Part of the challenge for pastors and church leaders today is to...

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imageConfessions by Augustine is a classic book most Christians have heard of, but far too few have read. Here we have the life story of one of the most influential theologians in Christian history--an autobiography that was composed as a prayer of thanksgiving. A tale of...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:10

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Personal Note: In my first decade of blogging, I regularly took time off in July so I could get ahead in my writing and thinking for the upcoming “blog year.” I am going to do so again this year. The past months have been among the hardest in my life, and...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:10

My 3 Big Fears in Parenting Teenagers

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On Sunday, I baptized our oldest son Timothy. He also turned 13. I mention the baptism before the birthday because it matters more.

But I don't want to give the impression that the thirteenth birthday is insignificant. It's the year that English-speakers move into...

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This is the painting of Augustine I have in my home library. I love the way he is gazing upward as he prays and studies.

Last week, on Beeson Divinity School's podcast, Timothy George and Matthew Emerson discussed the Center for Baptist Renewal--a movement that intends to equip...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:10

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Podcast: On the Pastor Talk Roundtable, Marty Duren, Chris Martin, Barnabas Piper and I discuss the discipline of writing.

Kindle Deal: A Year with G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder$1.99.

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A few years ago, Corina and I paid our respects to a dear Christian missionary who had recently departed this life. At the visitation, we met with the man’s family. His legacy of faith spanned four generations--with children and grandchildren serving...

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A civilized society uses persuasion and argument to make a case and will not tolerate those who engage in violence toward opponents on the other side of the political aisle.

But what if we are at the precipice of losing this hallmark of civility?

Recent developments...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:10

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Kindle Deal: But Don’t All Religions Lead to God?: Navigating the Multi-Faith Maze by Michael Green. $0.99.

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1. Malcolm Yarnell – The Cross is Everything! Yarnell was the co-writer of the SBC resolution...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:10

Hope For the Desperate Times

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Five weeks ago, my family entered a time of intense struggle. (I wrote about it here.)

My mother-in-law in Romania received a terminal diagnosis, and just days later, Corina left to go be with her. The time of separation was difficult for us all. I had to shift gears...

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imageFor many annual vacations now, I've chosen to spend my devotional time in the Sermon on the Mount. I read Matthew 5-7 in its entirety every morning, and, over the course of a week, I work my way through a commentary on the Sermon. For centuries, this portion of Scripture has...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:10

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  • Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “Why does Paul instruct us to hand people over to Satan?” from 1 Corinthians 5. You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: The...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:10

White Brothers and Sisters, Take Up and Read

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Whenever there is disagreement or debate about race relations in the United States, or whenever we witness steps forward or backward in repentance and racial reconciliation, I notice that many of my white brothers and sisters who have a heart for unity quickly...

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Mere Christianityis a strange book to become a modern Christian classic, partly because it wasn't intended to be a book in the first place.

The work began as a series of radio addresses Lewis delivered during WWII. Next, these "broadcast talks" were printed as small pamphlets....

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:10

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I’ll be away from the blog for a little while, focusing on family during this time. I appreciate your continued prayers for my wife and mother-in-law.

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  • Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question "Did Jesus spend the night...

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I love old books. They provide both comfort and challenge, both inspiration and critique.

Just this week, as our family has passed through a difficult time, my heart has been ministered to by a 17th-century minister, Thomas Watson, whose insights into God’s goodness in the midst of pain have...

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When you think of a pastor and his Bible, you may picture a well-worn Bible sitting on a desk, next to a stack of commentaries, a moleskin journal on top. You may think of the Bible you use in sermon prep, or maybe it’s the Bible you carry onto the platform when you preach.

You think...

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