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, 26 March 2017 10:10

A Word for Politically-Panicked Christians

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In the April edition of Christianity Today, there is an edited excerpt from This Is Our Time about the importance of recognizing the internal battle a Christian faces before engaging in any kind of “culture war.”

In October 2015, a lone gunman entered Umpqua...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:10

Trevin’s Seven

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imagePodcasts: 

  • This week, I guested on The Phil Vischer Podcast to discuss This Is Our Time.
  • I answered questions about the Christian Standard Bible for Brave Daily Live.
  • We also released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “Does Jesus Expect His Followers To Be...

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For more than half of my life, Steven Curtis Chapman has composed much of “the soundtrack” for my Christian walk.

It was 1994 when I unwrapped a cassette tape of The Great Adventure.I was thirteen. The album’s instrumental prologue set the stage for something...

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It’s been enjoyable to make the rounds on some podcasts and radio shows to talk about This Is Our Time recently. One of my favorite weekly podcasts is The Phil Vischer Podcast. Phil is best known as the creator of VeggieTales (and the voice of Bob the Tomato), and he’s...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 10:10

The Benedict Option: Good Strategy, Bad Posture

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imageFor several years now, Rod Dreher, a writer and friend whose books I’ve enjoyed, has advocated “The Benedict Option” as a strategy for faithful Christians in a post-Christian world. This month, Dreher’s new book defines the term and lays out his strategy.

What Is the Benedict...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:10

Trevin’s Seven

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This week saw the official launch of the Christian Standard Bible. I am grateful for the translation committee and for the Bible team at B&H for their hard work in preparing this translation.

I’ve also seen lots of activity on social media related to This Is Our TimeThank...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:10

The One Trap Christians Don’t Expect

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imageFrom my article, posted today at Desiring God:

What if the biggest danger ahead for Christians today is something we don’t expect, but should?

Of course, there are some dangers of which we’re all very aware and conscious. In a pluralistic world, we know the pressure on Christians to...

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imageThis week, my friends at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission have posted an excerpt from the chapter where I lay out various myths about marriage in This Is Our Time.

Is a wedding the mountaintop of a romantic relationship? Or is it the base of the mountain, the foundation for all that...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:10

Trevin’s Seven

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imageWe released a new episode of the Word Matters podcast this week, dealing with a question from 1 Samuel 15: “Does God Change His Mind?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: The Mission of God Study Bible&nbs...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 08:10

Why Christians Should Care About Ideas

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I can’t forget the shoes. Piles and piles of them filling the room. Of all the gruesome images I saw at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, the room filled with shoes from Jewish victims is the one thing I can’t forget. I think about the people who once owned those shoes,...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 08:10

Wanted: Christians Who Defy Categories

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When Donald Trump won the presidency, I asked my editor to hold the presses in case I needed to make some last-minute changes to This Is Our Time.

In one of the chapters, “Never ‘at Home’ in the City of Man,” I offer counsel on how Christians can be...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:10

Trevin’s Seven

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imageWe released a new episode of the Word Matters podcast this week, starting with a question from John 14: “Is God the Father Greater Than God the Son?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Over at Christianity Today, I...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 08:10

“This Is Our Time” Is Now Available

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Today is the official release date for This Is Our Time. 

I am grateful for those of you who read my blog regularly and share my articles with others. I wrote this book for you and for the people around you who might benefit from its message.

Too many times, in our outlook on the...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 08:10

I Wish Christians Would Argue More

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I wish Christians would argue more.

No, I’m not being sarcastic or saying this with an eye roll. I mean it.

I want Christians to argue more and fight less. To take it a step further, I’d even say that fighting lessdepends on our willingness to argue moreand better.

Arguing in...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 08:10

Trevin’s Seven

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imageWe began a new season of the Word Matters podcast this week, starting with a question from Matthew 15: “Did Jesus call a woman a dog?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: John Stott: A Humble Leader&n...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:10

Have We Lost the Soul of Evangelicalism?

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Recently, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight posted a lament of sorts for the evangelical movement. Scot is distressed by the tone of conversations he sees online, where “everybody’s a prophet because, so they think, they are speaking to truth to power,” when in reality...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 08:10

Do We Really Have to Politicize Everything?

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Remember when you could go to Chick-fil-a or Burger King without feeling like you were making a political point?

Or when you could buy a few things from Walmart, stop in at Whole Foods, and check out the sales at Target without wondering how either your support or boycott would affect...

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:01

Trevin’s Seven

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I received a box full of author copies of This Is Our Time this week. If you pre-ordered the book, they should begin to arrive soon. If you spot one on a bookstore shelf, let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

Also this week, I was honored to host The Gospel Project webcast on how we teach...

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One of the greatest temptations in a technological age is to imagine that human beings create truth rather than receive it. Through scientific inventions and social media re-inventions, we suffer under the illusion that reality is something we can determine rather than something we must...

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:05

The 5 Weightiest Words of Love

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The cost of the average wedding in America now exceeds $30,000, with prices soaring 16% between 2011 and 2015. With all the glitz and glamour surrounding a couple’s special day, it’s easy to focus on the decorations and dresses, while overlooking the most valuable moment of...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 16:10

Trevin’s Seven

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imageAlmost here!

The first copies of This Is Our Time should start shipping any day now. Those of you who pre-ordered two copies should receive them soon. When you get your copy, either from a bookstore shelf or in a package from an online order, let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

TGP...

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imageWhat hath Abraham Kuyper and Menno Simons in common?

I asked this question in my previous blog post, in which I laid out three strengths I find in Anabaptist thought – truths that the rest of the Church (including Kuyperian folks like me) should consider.

Likewise, David Fitch (an Anabaptist...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:10

3 Reasons We Need Today’s Anabaptists

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What hath Abraham Kuyper and Menno Simons in common?

More than you might think. Kuyper’s understanding of antithesiscorresponds at key points to the Anabaptist vision of the church being light in a world of darkness.

Still, it’s not hard to spot the differences in approach to...

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Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Some great articles to share this week (see below), but first…

Exciting week for us! The first copy of This Is Our Time arrived, hot off the presses. Below is a picture of me and Corina at Marble Slab, where we usually take the family for ice cream on the day a new book arrives. You...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:10

C.S. Lewis Talks to a Dog About Lust

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imagePeople sometimes think of Christian morality as a straitjacket — as if God has given us arbitrary commands that we must keep in order to prove our devotion to Him. Following God’s instructions (especially in matters related to sexuality) requires us to sacrifice what we truly want, or...

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