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, 07 December 2017 13:10

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Podcast: This week, I was a guest on World Radio’s Listening In podcast with Warren Cole Smith.

Kindle Deal: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart. $1.99.

Of note: Jeff Vanderstelt reviewed This Is Our Time for TGC this week....

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On Tuesday of this week, Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing for the right to decline to make custom cakes for same-sex wedding ceremonies.

The oral arguments were fascinating, as the discussion bounced back and forth around public-accommodation...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 13:10

10 Favorite Reads of 2017

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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, 30 November 2017 13:10

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Kindle Deal: A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 by Joseph Loconte. $1.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. June Cheng and Fenggang Yang – Persevering...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:10

Stop Acting Like Technology Holds You Hostage

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I’ve noticed something curious happen whenever a conversation turns to technology and culture change. People start to sound like brainwashed robots.

From the way we talk, one would think that “the future” is inevitable, that technological innovation is unquestionable, and that we...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 13:10

Sexual Assault and the Scandal of Repentance

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During his lengthy tenure as an evening commentator on CNN, Larry King often posed two questions to pastors and theologians who came on as guests.

First, is Jesus was the only way to God? This was Larry’s way of seeing if the Christian representative would insist on the uniqueness of Jesus no...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 13:10

Struggling Toward Thanksgiving

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My wife and I are struggling toward Thanksgiving this year.

Struggling to take part in a celebration in which we are supposed to express gratitude, draw close to family, and enjoy the moments of this season. Struggling in the heart to feel thankful when the trauma of 2017 has crowded out the usual...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:10

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Kindle Deal: The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood by Eric Bargerhuff. $1.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Jamie Dean – More Than Inspirational. Joni Eareckson Tada is World Magazine’s...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 21:41

Netflix Thinks You’re Bored and Lonely

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This is for all the lonely peopleThinking that life has passed them by…

So sang the rock band America in 1974. Forty years later, lonely people are probably streaming Stranger Things.

At a conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal last year, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix offered a...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 13:10

The Revolutionary Traditionalist

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One of the main characters in the 2016 film La La Landis Sebastian. He’s a musician enthralled with the greatness of jazz as an art form, and he’s determined to not compromise the genre’s purity. Throughout the film, Sebastian preaches the virtues of jazz and champions its...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:00

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imageKindle Deal: Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals by Chris Castaldo. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Martyn Wendell Jones – Inside the Museum of the Bible. The new museum wants to ignite passion for the Word through high-tech...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:10

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imageKindle Deal: Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals by Chris Castaldo. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Martyn Wendell Jones – Inside the Museum of the Bible. The new museum wants to ignite passion for the...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 14:00

Martin Luther’s Parasite

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This month marks the 500th anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, long considered the start of the Reformation. Luther is a hero to me and many other Protestants for his courage, his conviction, and his rediscovery of the truth of justification by faith...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:48

Martin Luther’s Parasite

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This month marks the 500th anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, long considered the start of the Reformation. Luther is a hero to me and many other Protestants for his courage, his conviction, and his rediscovery of the truth of justification...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 14:00

The Right and Wrong Way to Close Your Mind

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Alan Jacobs’s book How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds builds on G. K. Chesterton’s observation that closing your mind is a little like closing your mouth: it is meant to close on something solid.

In other words, it’s not only silly but also...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 10:10

The Right and Wrong Way to Close Your Mind

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Alan Jacobs' book, How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds builds on G.K. Chesterton's observation that closing your mind is a little like closing your mouth: it is meant to close on something solid.

In other words, it's not only silly but also...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 06:30

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imageKindle Deal: One of my go-to commentaries as a teaching pastor is the Christ-Centered Exposition series. 8 of these titles are on sale this weekend for $2.99 each. Exodus (Tony Merida), Leviticus (Allan Moseley), 1 & 2 Kings (Tony Merida), Ezra-Nehemiah (Jim Hamilton), Ezekiel (Landon...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:00

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imageKindle Deal: One of my go-to commentaries as a teaching pastor is the Christ-Centered Exposition series. 8 of these titles are on sale this weekend for $2.99 each. Exodus (Tony Merida), Leviticus (Allan Moseley), 1 & 2 Kings (Tony Merida), Ezra-Nehemiah (Jim Hamilton), Ezekiel (Landon...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:10

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imageKindle Deal: One of my go-to commentaries as a teaching pastor is the Christ-Centered Exposition series. 8 of these titles are on sale this weekend for $2.99 each. Exodus (Tony Merida), Leviticus (Allan Moseley), 1 & 2 Kings (Tony Merida), Ezra-Nehemiah (Jim...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:00

Beware the Satisfied Church

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If you’ve been through a church conflict, you know the truth of Psalm 133:1. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!(CSB)

When doctrinal disputes fracture a congregation, or when personal preferences lead to disunity, or when personality conflicts cause...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:10

Beware the Satisfied Church

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If you've been through a church conflict, you know the truth of Psalm 133:1. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!(CSB)

When doctrinal disputes fracture a congregation, or when personal preferences lead to disunity, or when personality...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:00

The Boy Scouts and the Disappearance of Paths

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The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that the organization will now accept girls as members, thus ending the uniqueness of this iconic institution.

Many commentators have lamented the moral decline of the Boy Scouts, seen in the organization’s steady capitulation to the...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:10

The Boy Scouts and the Disappearance of Paths

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The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that the organization will now accept girls as members, thus ending the uniqueness of this iconic institution.

Many commentators have lamented the moral decline of the Boy Scouts, seen in the...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:00

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imagePodcasts: Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: The Holman Apologetics Commentary on the Bible: The...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:10

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imagePodcasts: Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: The Holman Apologetics Commentary on...

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