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, 16 June 2019 00:00

Unmarried 35-year-old woman reflects on her adventurous life of fun, travel and serial cohabitation

imageTelling a woman how to make wise decisions protects her

I found an interesting article featuring a 35-year-old woman who is alarmed that her approach to life has left her in debt and single, with a gap-filled resume of short-term jobs. I thought it might be useful for young women to read this, and...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:55

Moore Baloney: Russell Moore Redefines True Complementarianism at SBC19

imageQ: Should a woman teach or preach to men? A: We can have some different applications sometimes.

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty...

The following is an unofficial transcript of a question to Russell Moore at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 15 June 2019 23:33

Ceremonial holiness

A stock objection which Catholic apologists raise to classic Protestant theology is that justification by faith is a "legal fiction". Among other things, that's a highly ironic allegation given the Catholic alternative. For the Catholic alternative is ceremonial holiness. They imagine that...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:39

God has a Plan for your Tongue

We live in the Age of the Tongue.  We have more means to talk than ever before. I can blog, update my status, tweet, text, voice record, video, and even phone, write on paper or have a face-to-face conversation! Our speech lasts longer than ever before. The internet’s ‘way...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Saturday, 15 June 2019 21:58

Discover the Old Testament: Deuteronomy

Background Sometimes we believe the mistaken idea that generations just gradually decline, that the next generation will automatically be less spiritual or godly that the last. The book of Deuteronomy gives us…

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 21:00

How Fathers Help Roll Back the Curse

June 16, 2019 by: Russell D. Mooreimage

Joseph Reflects the Image of God

Joseph’s fatherhood is significant for us precisely because of the way the gospel anchors it to the fatherhood of God himself. Joseph marries the virgin girl, taking the responsibility for the baby on himself....

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Written by Russell D. Moore
Saturday, 15 June 2019 20:30

Kay Cude Poetry: "Remain: You are chosen by God the Son" Featured

Kay Cude is a Texas poet. Used with permission

Authors: The End Time...

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 20:00

Expecting 31 Presents!


It’s Father’s Day in America, and this will be an exciting day for me.

We not only have five children (and, of course, that should mean five really great presents for me!) and seventeen grandchildren (shouldn’t that mean I get another 17 great gifts?) but we also have two...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 15 June 2019 20:00

Father's Day, 2019

Father's Day always falls on Sunday. So what are doing about Father's Day on Sunday? Father's Day can be tough. On Mother's Day we take our mom's out to eat; on Father's Day we make our dad's barbecue for everyone. At church on Mother's Day the sermon is typically in praise of mothers; on Father's...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 15 June 2019 20:00

How We Worshipped One Sunday in June


Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do so hoping they serve as a model of how one church attempts to worship the Lord in a distinctly biblical way.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as our service leader and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 15 June 2019 19:48

Fathered by Abba


Behold what great love the Father has lavished on us,

that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!1 Jn. 3:1

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 15 June 2019 18:07

Free and Now in Top 5 Languages: 31 Day Quick Bible Devotional from Paul’s Epistles


My “31 Day Quick Bible Devotional from Paul’s Epistles (Observations from the Greek)” is now in the top five spoken languages.

Before you think I paid a lot of money to have someone amazing translating all of this let me explain.

I saw a few days ago on my blog stats some...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 15 June 2019 18:00

The Glory of the Children

“[The] glory of children are their fathers.” (Proverbs 17:6) Most Christian men are aware of the familiar exhortation to bring up their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lor... More...

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 17:30

Tall talk Featured

imageYour weekly Dose of Spurgeon
The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from John Ploughman's Talk, pages 155-156, Pilgrim Publications.  

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Written by Kerry James Allen
Saturday, 15 June 2019 17:00

If Anyone Thirsts


In John chapter 7, Jesus arrives at the Jerusalem temple during the Feast of Booths and says, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” When the authorities asked the guards why they didn’t arrest Jesus, they replied by saying, “No one...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 15 June 2019 16:48

Christians And Persecution

"He [John Stott] says, “The first group escapes persecution by withdrawing from the world, the second group by becoming assimilated to the world.” It is just that simple. But God does not call us to either of those two extremes. Instead, he calls us to be salt and light, to plant...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:38

Christians, Homosexuality, and Same-Sex Attraction Featured

Some people who have been involved in homosexuality in the past but are now Christians have taken to calling themselves “gay Christians”. Please note: I am not speaking of those who proudly embrace, celebrate and endorse homosexuality yet pretend they are Christians.

What I am talking...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:31

Sunday Morning Praise

Holy, Holy, Holy

The post Sunday Morning Praise appeared first on Do Not Be Surprised....

Authors: E Benz...

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Written by E Benz
Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:05

June 16: School Family Catechist WSC Q. 27

THE SCHOOL & FAMILY CATECHISTThe Westminster Shorter Catechism,Question 27.

Q. 27.Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?

A. Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:00

What Do You Make Of This?

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.…I have called you friends. — John 15:13,15

Jesus does not ask me to die for Him, but to lay down my life for Him. Peter said — “I will lay down my life for Thy sake,” and he meant...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:31

John Calvin on Harshness and Severity to ‘Wolves’ Featured


In his commentary on Matthew 23, Calvin points out that we must thunderously and explicitly oppose the Papists. However, this paragraph must rightly bring us both to tears and resolve to not grow weary...

The post John Calvin on Harshness and Severity to ‘Wolves’ appeared first on Pulpit...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:00

When You Don’t Have a Good Dad on Father’s Day


On Father’s Day, children of all ages hit the stores looking for cards that thank our dads for being loving and teaching us the important things in life. We look for ways to honor our dads. We express our affection and the debt we owe them.

But some of us struggle to know what we could thank...

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Written by Lara d’Entremont
Saturday, 15 June 2019 12:20

What's the goal of the prolife movement?

1. I'm on what's conventionally labeled the "incrementalist" side of the prolife movement (in contrast to abolitionists). However, I don't think casting the issue in terms of incrementalism v. immediatism is the best way to frame the issue. 
As I understand it, the usual claim is that...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 15 June 2019 12:13

Let’s Celebrate Pride Month! Featured


Christians should be celebrating Pride Month. We pray that you’ll join us. First, however, we must inject an important caveat. Unadulterated and unfettered pride in ourselves is a sin. Pride leads to disgrace (Proverbs...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 15 June 2019 12:09

Girl, Follow Jesus


There’s a woman in your church who is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, founder and CEO of her own media company, business podcaster, sought-after motivational speaker, lifestyle-website producer, and global influencer.

Not only that, but she also looks and sounds...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Saturday, 15 June 2019 11:46

Why Flat Earth is Stupid Featured


In the plot of the movie, Idiocracy (which I don’t recommend), the human race gets gradually dumber until it reaches a level of functional retardation. While the film is crass and comedic, there is...

The post Why Flat Earth is Stupid appeared first on Pulpit & Pen.

Authors: News Division...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 15 June 2019 09:36

Resolution 9 and the Southern Baptist Convention 2019 Featured

Several good things took place during the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention that met in Birmingham. There was a strengthening of the membership guidelines to address issues of racial discrimination and sexual abuse in churches, with a great deal of attention given in a variety of forums to the...

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Written by Tom Ascol
Saturday, 15 June 2019 07:30

No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth Featured

by Mike Ratliff

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Luke 16:13 (NASB) 

When the Protestant Reformation took off in the early 16th Century one of...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 15 June 2019 07:21

David’s Mighty Men (How To Be One)

Everyone has a supernatural potential to be extraordinary. These lessons from David’s Mighty Men in the Bible will show you how. 2 Samuel 23:8 “These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the...

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Written by admin
Saturday, 15 June 2019 06:51

What I've been doing at lunch

imageThe Georgetown Loop RailroadIt's where I'd rather be at the moment.
How long has it been since we last talked?I've been away for a month, but in reality it's been much longer than that.  For the past couple of months work has been really busy. I normally do this blog during my lunch breaks, but...

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Written by Doug Evans
Saturday, 15 June 2019 06:37

A Better Vine

Of the Gospels, none is as full of Old Testament typology as the Gospel of John. The apostle John had a keen interest in the types, shadows, symbols, metaphors, and elusive allusions the Savior employed during his earthly ministry in order to set forth his own divine glory (John 1:14). Most of...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Saturday, 15 June 2019 05:46

A Mantle of Love for the Weak (Nick Batzig)

On the night I proposed to Anna 15 years ago, she gave me a gift--an antiquarian edition of Thomas Brooks The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. It is a work to which I returned many times over the past 15 years. The section on the riches and excellencies of Christ, by itself, makes this work a must...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Saturday, 15 June 2019 05:41

Why You Should Not Let Hollywood Catechize Your Children

Had you told me that as a grown man with two adult children that I would, for any reason, write the words My Little Pony (MLP) in an article (or anywhere) I would have advised you to seek psychiatric care. Nevertheless, here we . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 15 June 2019 05:12

Social Justice Summer Camp to Train Children to Become Antifa Activists


NOTHING shocks me anymore. I’m sure there are many readers of my articles who feel exactly the same.

Now the lines are blurred – intentionally.  The apostate churches are coming together with their own teachings. You won’t find these teachings in the Word of God.  We...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:09

Missouri Planned Parenthood Failed Health Inspection, Receives 60-Page Deficiency Report Featured


A new motion was filed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services asking for St. Louis Judge Michael Stelzer to be given more time in determining whether Reproductive Health Services Planned Parenthood’s...

The post Missouri Planned Parenthood Failed Health Inspection, Receives...

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Written by Reagan Hall
Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:24

Public Prosecutors Sign Letter Refusing to Enforce Abortion Bans Featured


A diverse group of 42 public prosecutors have signed a letter stating that they will not be enforcing the recently passed and soon-to-be passed abortion laws. These bans, that only demand punishment for the...

The post Public Prosecutors Sign Letter Refusing to Enforce Abortion Bans appeared first...

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Written by Reagan Hall
Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:05

To ‘Atone’ for Their Sins: Americans Must Pay Reparations to Homosexuals Featured


Other countries are taking steps to atone for their shameful past treatment of L.G.B.T. people. The United States should too. The New York Police Department apologized lastweek to the gay community for the 1969 raid...

The post To ‘Atone’ for Their Sins: Americans Must Pay...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 15 June 2019 02:09

Dead bodies and live bodies Featured

By Elizabeth PrataI'm reading through 1 and 2 Kings this month. There are certainly many interesting and strange things happening in those books of history. Remember, the events in those Bible books really happened. Elijah really slew 400 prophets of Baal. God really threw down fire and consumed...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:55

Favorite Author Report Features Ken Ham and Dinosaurs


Nothing warms my heart more than seeing children devouring and loving Answers in Genesis resources and God’s Word. You may have noticed that AiG loves kids and wants to raise up generations to love the Bible and to boldly and unashamedly proclaim the authority of God’s Word and the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:46

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:36

University of Northwestern Demonizes Banned Pro-Life Speaker, Star Parker Featured


An internal email sent on Monday afternoon to all employees at the University of Northwestern—St. Paul shows a school in panicked disarray as it scrambles to protect its reputation following continued negative attention for banning pro-life speaker Star...

The post Universit...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:12

Weekly Roundup 6/10/2019-6/15/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/10/2019-6/15/2019. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 6/10/2019

Finding Your Writing Voice...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:10

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/10/2019-6/15/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/10/2019-6/15/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of articles from around the internet

  1. A New Issue of Credo Magazine on the Aseity of God. https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/the-aseity-...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 15 June 2019 01:07

The Southern Baptist Convention Did What?!


For those concerned about Leftism taking over in the church, this was a sad week.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) voted to affirm Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as analytical tools.

Critical Race Theory and...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:35

News Weakly - 6/15/19

I Just Want to KnowWhen states like Alabama or Louisiana pass laws that will save the lives of children with a heartbeat, it's called "anti-abortion." So I'm just wondering ... when they report that Maine's governor has signed a law expanding abortions, why is it not called "pro-abortion"? Seems...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:00

Scott Klusendorf discusses abortion and euthanasia at the Summit Forum

imageScott Klusendorf, President of the Life Training Institute

Here’s the video, featuring my favorite pro-life speakers Scott Klusendorf. Scott is the founder and President of the Life Training Institute. LTI’s mission is to make a rigorous, rational defense for pro-life positions with...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 14 June 2019 22:33

We’re Here, We’re Normal, Fix Us: The Incongruity of Transgenderism Featured


One of the first major successes of the “gay liberation” movement in the United States was the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

The post We’re Here, We’re...

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Written by Curated News
Friday, 14 June 2019 22:21

Our Fathers, Our Failures

I saw my father for the first time when I was 19. He was also 19 at the time.

It wasn’t how I pictured seeing him for the first time. It was more abstract and less tangible than I imagined. He didn’t react when I held him. He didn’t look back at me when I looked at him. He...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Friday, 14 June 2019 22:13

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 6/15/19


The U.S. Catholic bishops met this past week to give the appearance that they are decisively confronting the clerical abuse and cover-up scandal. Only the most credulous of Catholics trust their bishops after twenty years of...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 14 June 2019 22:13

Christians Living in Harmony (Marshall)


In 1 Peter 3:8a the apostle calls Christians to be like-minded. This doesn’t mean that Christians need to have the same political views, dress the same way, agree on the same way to school their children, or agree on the same Bible translation to use. It means something much deeper....

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Written by Reformed Reader