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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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:01

Jury Duty and Judgment Day Featured

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image One of the greatest days of my life was when I was summoned for jury duty. You heard me right, it was absolutely exhilarating. So far, I’ve only had the pleasure of being summoned once, but ever since then, I’ve been on pins and needles until the next time.

I still remember walking into...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 18:01

The Blessedness of Forgiveness Featured

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image Stephen F. Olford tells the story of Peter Miller, a pastor living in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. Although Miller was greatly loved by almost everyone in the community there was one man who lived near the church who hated him and had earned an unenviable reputation for his...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:01

Luther in 200 words Featured

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On Thursdays leading up to Reformation Sunday, we will run short biographies of eight key reformers. If you would like to reprint these in your church bulletin to help people in your congregation become familiar with these individuals as a build up for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, go...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:01

Nothing Out of the Ordinary Featured

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A few days ago I was taking a refreshing fall jaunt in Grand Teton National Park, when I ran into some folks from Houston. I asked them how they were recovering after the Harvey deluge. One of them proceeded to philosophize...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 18:01

Remembering Dr. Thomas Featured

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Last week Dr. Robert Thomas went to be with the Lord. In his 89 years of life he fought in the Korean War (US Army, 2nd Lieutenant), attended Moody Bible College, Faith Seminary, Dallas Seminary, and then served the Lord as New Testament Chair at Talbot for nearly thirty years. In 1987 he left that...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 18:01

Talking about the weather Featured

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image Talking about the weather is usually a clichéd ice-breaker or the subject of banal small talk with strangers. But the weather that we have witnessed recently on the world stage has captivated earnest conversation on a global scale. Hectic floods, storms, and earthquakes have...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 11:17

Three Truths to Settle Your Heart During a Storm Featured

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image Hurricane Irma is headed toward my city in Central Florida. Even the most hopeful models show it shooting straight up the Peninsula. The majority of people who attend GraceLife Church could possibly experience the very center of that storm passing over their home. Many have evacuated and are...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 18:01

Huss in 200 words Featured

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On Thursdays over the next two months we will run short biographies of eight key reformers. If you would like to reprint these in your church bulletin to help people in your congregation become familiar with these individuals as a lead in for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, go for...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 18:01

Three Reasons to be Unashamed of the Gospel Featured

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image One of my favorite days of the year is October 31st. Of course, you know it’s not because of Halloween, but it is because of Reformation day. This year, in particular, as we celebrate the 500th year of the reformation, we are being inundated with stories of our heroes of the faith who...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 17:01

A higher standard of loving Featured

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image Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian lady who helped save the lives of dozens of persecuted Jews during WW2. In 1944 the Nazis arrested her whole family. Her elderly father died ten days later and two of her siblings were released, but at the age of fifty-two Corrie, along with her...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:01

MacArthur and a response to racism Featured

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John MacArthur was recently on the radio in Los Angeles (the Frank Sontag Show) to discuss the Charlottesville attack, but it became a longer conversation on the roots of racism and the Christian’s response to culture-wide hatred. Here are some of the highlights of that twenty-minute...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:01

Wycliffe in 200 words Featured

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On Thursdays over the next two months we will run short biographies of eight key reformers. If you would like to reprint these in your church bulletin to help people in your congregation become familiar with these individuals as a lead in for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, go for...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 18:01

H.B. Charles’ Top 15 Books on Pastoral Ministry Featured

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image I recently picked up a new book written by H.B. Charles named On Pastoring. It is a very helpful book filled with short practical chapters that convict, instruct and motivate the readers towards increased faithfulness in their personal ministries.

At the end of the book H.B. lists several books he...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:01

The Conundrum of the Neo-Nazi Cause Featured

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As a distant observer I can honestly say that the international news coverage of neo-Nazis exercising their freedom of speech and demanding the defense of their right to be practicing Nazis is the most ironic protestation I have ever seen. [I can’t help but picture this delightful video o...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 18:01

Proving the Trinity from an elcipse Featured

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I know its been a few days, and we are all eclipsed out, but bear with me—I think you can prove (or at the very least infer) the Trinity from the nature of an eclipse.  

First, understand how incredible it is that there is a perfect solar eclipse. For a solar eclipse to be visible and...

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image People are constantly moving. Perhaps it is because I live in a transient city such as Washington D.C., but it seems like today people are on the move more than ever. Whether it is boredom with the old city, or an adventurous desire to live somewhere new, it seems like many people, especially...

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Monday, 21 August 2017 17:01

Eclipses are Telling of the Glory of God Featured

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At 11:35am MST yesterday, the entirety of our moon’s shadow hit the Jackson Hole area. Moving at over 1800 mph, with a shadow width of 66 miles, it brought almost instant darkness onto the area, making visible the most spectacular observable event in creation; a total solar...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:01

Donkey King? Providence Popularity Featured

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The creativity of Shigeru Miyamoto would ultimately garner him the job title of “Creative Fellow” at what would become the world’s most successful video gaming conglomerate. But in 1981 he was just an anonymous cubicle-dweller at the still unknown Japanese company.

Then Miyamoto...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:44

Racism: Utterly Sinful Featured

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Despite the round condemnation of racism from just about every corner of evangelicalism, there is still a complaint that Christians are not sufficiently clear on the issue. I was reminded of a video Mike recorded some time ago that gave a brief (one-minute),...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:01

The Vanishing American Adult – Book Review Featured

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imageI typically do not read books from contemporary politicians. Recently I made an exception when a friend who thinks intelligently about culture recommended that I read The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, by Ben Sasse. A few...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 18:01

The Five Crowds of Charlottesville Featured

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image Let me say that our hearts are broken over the events that took place in our own back yard in Virginia yesterday. Nazi flags and people with KKK hats walking around on a college campus in broad daylight is insane. You’d think that if you affiliate with those groups you’d want to keep...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 18:01

Worthless or Worthwhile: Weighing Eli’s Sons Featured

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Geza and Zsolt Peladi are two Hungarian brothers who live outside Budapest. Sadly, these brothers were born to parents who were not very caring. Although their parents were wealthy, they didn’t provide for their boys. At a young age they were abandoned by both parents and grew up orphaned and...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:01

The Greatest Revival in History Featured

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Revival: “a period of renewed religious interest; an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings.”

There have been many genuine ones throughout history. Pentecost, the Reformation, and the First Great Awakening, to name a few. And there have...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 18:01

Why Joni Eareckson Tada Wants a Glorified Body Featured

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image Recently Joni Eareckson Tada “celebrated” 50 years of being a paraplegic.

Last week, she wrote a wonderful article that where she laid out some lessons she has learned over the past 50 years.

This article reminded me about one of the most impactful sentences I have ever heard.

It was...

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Big Brother is Watching You: Is Elder-rule an Orwellian Nightmare?

George Orwell’s seminal political satire, Nineteen Eighty-Four, portrays a nightmarish world that is inescapably under the oppressive...

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