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

Monday, 21 October 2019 03:59

Saint Augustine on Kanye West

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Kanye West says he’s a born again Christian. He says he’s going to be spreading the gospel. His Sunday Service concerts feature gospel music, reading the Bible, and a sermon from Adam Tyson—a non-celebrity pastor of a normal church in California and a Master’s Seminary alum.

K...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 03:37

3 Resources On The Unforgivable Sin

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This past Sunday I preached on the part of the Gospel According to Matthewwhere Jesus rebukes the Pharisees over the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit—a.k.a. the unforgivable sin.

Sermon: The Unforgivable Sin by Jeff Medders

I thought it’d be good to also provide some additional resources on...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 01:38

Loving Without Hypocrisy

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“Let love be without hypocrisy” (Romans 12:9).

Is it possible to love withhypocrisy? Must be. Or, at least it’s possible to look like you are loving others, but that’s all it is—looks. The love isn’t alive. It’s a house plant of love. Phony.

We don’t...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 13:24

The Food Scene of a Gospel Culture

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Every culture has their dish. Whether it’s a small tribal town in Northern Thailand (blood jelly hammered into pork) or up north in Chicago (deep-dish pizza), culture and food go hand-and-hand. Hand-to-mouth, I guess.

What is the dish of a gospel culture? What delicacy marks the disciples of...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:24

Mark Vroegop on Writing Lament

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Lament isn’t a topic or genre where writers tread. But we need it. Mark Vroegop wrote a powerful book on lamenting, how to do it, why we need it, and more. Listen as Mark and I talk about the journey of writing this needed book.

Show Notes

Mark’s Book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obid...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:01

Why Home Row Anyways?

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Have you wondered why my podcast on writing is called “Home Row“? Well, wonder no more.

It hit me a few weeks ago that many listeners had no idea.So, here we go.

Well, what is the home row on your keyboard? It’s where your 8 fingers, 4 on the left and 4 on the right hand rest, kind...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:01

The Peril of Potted Plant Christianity

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You’ve seen the row of potted plants in the garden section of your local home improvement store. Row after row of flowers, succulents, bushes, evergreens. They are nestled together for hours. Rubbing shoulders for days.

But are they together? Are they connected? Not at all. Sure, they are next...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 06:57

John Calvin Starter Kit

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After writing Humble Calvinism, I should have seen this coming. But, I didn’t. My bad. I frequently get asked questions about Calvin, the person, and Calvin’s various views on things.

Let’s clear some things up real quick:

I’m no historian. Nor am I a church history buff....

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It’s that time of year when you hear preachers say, “The Devil thought he won on Friday, but he didn’t know about Sunday!”

It preaches well. But I don’t think it’s true.

Painting a potential picture of the demonic realm rejoicing over the death of Jesus, only to...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 04:09

Wear Your Beliefs On Your Sleeve

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Benjamin Vrbiceck’s new book, Don’t Just Send A Resume: How To Find The Right Job In A Local Church, is the kind of wisdom pastors need today as they look for work in the local church. Benjamin gives sage advice for...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 21:30

Humble Calvinism—My New Book—Is Here

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My new book, Humble Calvinism: If I Know The 5 Points But Have Not Love…, is now available.

Humble Calvinism isn’t an oxymoron. It’s no mythical being like Nessie or Big Foot. A humble Calvinism is the only real Calvinism. Everything else is a sham; a misunderstanding of the...

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