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 19:00

#BlackLivesMatter (6): An Evangelical Evaluation of BLM

The emergence of BLM provides a reminder for God’s people to reflect upon our nation’s historic race-related sins and injustices. After all, black lives do matter. And to our shame black individuals and communities often have been treated unjustly, unequally, and without the dignity and...

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Written by Bruce Ashford
Monday, 18 September 2017 19:00

Interview: Justin Peters

I recently had the privilege to connect with Justin Peters for a short interview regarding his conversion, ministry focus, and thoughts on the prosperity (Word-Faith) movement.  You can hear the full interview below and you can find out more about Justin Peters and his ministry by visiting Just...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 18 September 2017 19:00

Knowledge without Zeal

Here's an excerpt from Knowledge without Zeal, Joshua S. Buice's contribution to the September issue of Tabletalk:

If you love to gain knowledge about God, but you lack a proper zeal to serve God, you must examine yourself to see if you are in the faith. We must remember the warning of...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:47

Did the Disciples Hallucinate the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace responds to a common objection to the Resurrection of Jesus: The disciples of Jesus, based on their despair and desire to see Jesus after His execution, simply hallucinated their visions of His resurrection. Is it reasonable to believe that the Resurrection appearances were...

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Written by jwallace
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:01

Jury Duty and Judgment Day Featured

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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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00

Holy Living is not an Accident

September 19, 2017
A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ. --Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith—The Millennium Is Not the Eternal Kingdom

September 19, 2017
Peace cannot be achieved personally until the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, reigns in our hearts. And peace on this earth will not be seen until the King of kings comes to reign. But...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00

How to Pray When You Don’t Feel Like It

My daughter just turned two, and for her birthday, my wife and I got her a balance bike, a small two-wheeled red bike without pedals that require her to develop her balance as she scoots around slowly with her feet on the ground. When she tore open the gold and brown wrapping paper to reveal her...

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Written by Silverio Gonzalez
Monday, 18 September 2017 18:00

Blind Hearts

“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” (Ephesians 4:18)

It is a tragedy for a person to have blinded eyes but infinitely worse to have a blinded heart. No one ever...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 18 September 2017 17:03

Christian Worldview

George Stiekes

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God(Romans 12:2).

Ken Ham wrote: “Statistical research shows that approximately two-thirds of young people in America...

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Written by George Stiekes
Monday, 18 September 2017 17:00

“Daniel” in Select Codices

I have written elsewhere on the (in)significance of the codex for determining the boundaries of an ancient’s canon of Scripture. Probably, historical anachronism has occurred, and we have foisted the significance of our modern, printed Bible on to the ancient codex. So what is the value of...

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Written by John Meade
Monday, 18 September 2017 16:00

New Books in the PRTS Library

One of the privileges of working at PRTS is the weekly arrival of new books to supplement our library of 70,000+ books. Here are some of the new selections this week.

Note: Inclusion in the library does not necessarily mean endorsement of contents. We often have to buy books to help students with...

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:15

Being Part of the Cuddle

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It almost never fails. We are lying in bed - my wife and my son and I - when my son will say, “I want you to cuddle with mommy.” It is one of those precious moments that families have and cherish. My son wants to see my wife and I love each other. He wants to be bask in the...

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Written by Adam Kareus
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:10

Fervent for Grace

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In January of 2013, our family moved to Houston. It was cool and rainy as we arranged our belongings in our rented town home. The four of us had never shared such tight living quarters. Our kitchen could comfortably only hold one of us at a time. The majority of our furniture was relegated to a...

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Written by Steve Bezner
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:05

September 19: The Standards of the Presbyterian Church

The Westminster Standards are the Standards of the Presbyterian Churchby Rev. David T. Myers

We have already considered the meeting which took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which stopped an impending schism in the infant Presbyterian Church by The Adopting Act of 1729, as...

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Written by archivist
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

Are You Going on With Jesus?

You are those who have continued with Me in My trials. —Luke 22:28

It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very moment we have an experience of what He can do....

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

Asking Better Questions in Small Group Discussions

Written by: Melissa Kruger

image There's a lot to be concerned about when leading a Bible study or small group. The group may be inconsistent in attendance. They may be slow to open up to one another. They might ask questions about the Bible that you don't know the answer to. But there's one...

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Written by Melissa Kruger
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

2 Samuel 15; 2 Corinthians 8; Ezekiel 22; Psalm 69

Written by: Don Carson

2 Samuel 15; 2 Corinthians 8; Ezekiel 22; Psalm 69

THE LONGEST SUSTAINED ENCOURAGEMENT in the New Testament to give money is found in 2 Corinthians 8-9. Today I shall reflect on some of the emphases in 2 Corinthians 8.

(1) Paul encourages the Corinthians to give by referring to...

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Written by Don Carson
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

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When the job you love hurts you: exploring burnout in the workplace “According to Merv Gilbert, an adjunct professor of health sciences at Simon Fraser University, workplace burnout has three components. “You’re just wiped out. You don’t have any energy. The second thing...

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Written by David Murray
Monday, 18 September 2017 15:00

Honor True Widows: 1 Timothy 5:3-16 with Implications for the Church’s Social Responsibilities, Part 3

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From DBSJ 21 (2016); posted with permission. Read the series so far. This installment continues the exegetical study of 5:3-16.

Enrolling Widows in the Church: Verse 9–10

Χήρα καταλεγέσθω μὴ...

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Written by Ben Edwards
Monday, 18 September 2017 14:15

Wary, Weary, and Weak?

Written by: Scotty Smith

     Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 18 September 2017 14:05

Sound of Sanity, Ep 7: God Sends Hurricanes

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God is sovereign over storms. That means He sent the recent hurricanes that have caused so much devastation. What’s with that? And if the might and power of God is revealed in a devastating hurricane, is there a way in which...

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Written by The Warhorn Editors
Monday, 18 September 2017 13:15

We Are Called to Be Faithful, But Only God Can Make our Efforts Fruitful

imageHere’s one thing I know about women in the church: we tend to wear many hats.  Each and every day we have a variety of roles and responsibilities and places we need to be.  We have passions and giftings and callings from the Lord that we are committed to day in and day out....

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 18 September 2017 13:00

A Pedophile Scandal Implodes Iceland’s Government

American evangelical leaders have much to learn from secularists in Iceland

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Monday, 18 September 2017 12:59

2017 National Symphony of Prayer for Revival

A “symphony of prayer” involves God’s people coming together to “agree” (lit. symphonize) regarding that for which they “ask” (Matt. 18:18-20). This symphony of prayer is specifically to pray for revival and another great awakening. To prepare our...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Monday, 18 September 2017 12:38

Setting the Tone in Your Home

I will never forget the day that little five year old Sawyer looked up at me and said, “Mama, you’re always mad.” It was a wake up call like no other. The truth is that I hadn’t realized how irritable I had become in that phase of life. But, when he said it, scenes...

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Written by Melissa
Monday, 18 September 2017 12:13

Affirm Traditional Marriage and You Can Lose Your Job for “Hate Speech” Featured

Let me cut to the quick: if you dare to question the radical homosexual agenda, or if you dare to publicly defend what the institution of marriage has always been about, chances are very good that you can lose your job, be fined, or face other heavy-handed penalties for your views.

All over the West...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 18 September 2017 11:39

Premillennial Pretribulationism as a Consequence of the Protestant Reformation

Editor’s Note: Dr. Ron J. Bigalke is the author of the brand new book, When? The Biblical Timing for Prophetic Fulfillment, from Dispensational Publishing House. The book is now available for presale, and it has the potential to become a go-to resource for years to come in the realm of...

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Written by admin
Monday, 18 September 2017 10:47

A Quick Argument Against Libertarian Calvinism

Monday, 18 September 2017 10:05

Free to Love

Written by: Erik Raymond
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What is love? And how do we love others?

There is unlikely a word that is more familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. We love pizza and our spouses. What do we mean?

The Bible is helpful in pointing us back to the greatest demonstration of love:

By this we know...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Monday, 18 September 2017 09:54

How to become humble

Humility flows not from thinking badly about oneself (that is still pride that I am not better); rather it flows from not thinking of oneself. It is not obtained by looking to oneself, but is obtained by looking one greater.  True humility before God and worship are inextricably linked:

Poverty...

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Written by memoirandremains
Monday, 18 September 2017 09:42

Sipping wine in the place where the grape is grown Featured

In the late 1980s I was inspired by the movie Shirley Valentine, a film that depicted a middle-aged London wife unhappy with her boring husband and her dreary life. "I want to sip wine in the place where the grape is grown" Shirley had said. So she chucked her husband and her life and jetted off...

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Written by The End Time
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:59

The Necessary Evidence Of The Rebirth.

Concerning the word of life – the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us – that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship...

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Written by brianschoonmaker
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:29

What Are Appropriate Acts of Worship?

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What are proper bodily postures we should have when we are worshiping God? What expressions should we give in our worship? We need to be sure that our bodily postures and expressions are true reflections of our heart. We don’t want to contain our emotions when we genuinely want to worship and...

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Written by Tim Conway
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:13

The First Commandment (Fall Convocation 2017

Watch our newly appointed Old Testament Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephen Coleman, deliver the Fall Convocation message on the first of the Ten Commandments.

The post The First Commandment (Fall Convocation 2017 appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Authors: Dan Adams...

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Written by Dan Adams
Monday, 18 September 2017 08:00

Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)

Biblical theology is the discipline that reveals the storyline of Scripture. It looks at the big picture, which begins at creation and culminates with the new earth, where God makes all things new. “The purpose of biblical theology,” according to James Hamilton “is to sharpen our...

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Written by David Steele
Monday, 18 September 2017 07:50

Seven Questions about Books, Life, and Ministry with Jason Garwood

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

My name is Jason, and I serve as the teaching pastor and church planter at Cross & Crown Church, located in Northern Virginia. As I type this, we’re closing on our house...

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Written by Matthew Adams
Monday, 18 September 2017 07:35

Council of Google Plus: Discussing Suffering w/ Amy Mantravadi Featured

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Her Blog site: http://amymantravadi.com/

End Song: https://youtu.be/b8SOhxZzS1Y

The post Council of Google Plus: Discussing Suffering w/ Amy Mantravadi appeared first on Bible Thumping Wingnut.

Authors: John Wilkinson

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Written by John Wilkinson
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:45

The Fish and the Grace of God

It was all his fault, and he knew it. Jonah pleaded with the sailors to throw him over. He could see the fear in their eyes as the waves continued to pound against the ship. These sailors were seasoned professionals and had seen storms before, but never anything like this. This was something...

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Written by James Williams
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:42

Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, passes

(Nashville, TN) September 18, 2017—It is with deep sympathy for family and loved ones that HarperCollins Christian Publishing recognizes the passing of Nabeel Qureshi, who lost his year-long battle with stomach cancer on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and entered into the presence of Jesus,...

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Written by ZA Blog
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:39

Where is your treasure? Featured

by Mike Ratliff

16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:35

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Q A | Theology Gals | Episode 33 Featured

This week Coleen and Ashley wrap up their series on complementarianism and answer voice-mail questions.

Episode Resources

Podcasts from this series: 
ESS with Rachel Miller, Complementarianism Part 1Genesis 3:16 with Wendy AlsupWomen and the Church with Aimee Byrd

Episode Music from Castle...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:19

Lessons from the conversion of Zaccheus

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Written by Acidri
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:12

Are You Truly Born Again? Church Attendance And Good Works Do Not Save You

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The author of confusion and the father of lies, continues to work in the minds of people all over the world. The mind is the devil’s battlefield and playground.  He does not have to yell.  The thoughts which he puts into the minds of people – especially church going people...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Monday, 18 September 2017 05:54

The Connection between Baptists and Revivals

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Charles Hodge explained that Christianity rooted in the covenant favors Presbyterianism and rejects credo-Baptism as well as revival:

. . . what we think is plainly taught in Scripture, what is reasonable in itself, and confirmed by the experience of the church, is, that early, assiduous, and...

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Written by D. G. Hart