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

Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:08

Evidences of True Revival Featured

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Holiness of life and true revival can not be separated. A so-called "revival" that does not produce holiness is not a work of the Holy Spirit. Here we may offer an important reminder that true revival cannot be manufactured by men. The sign that says "revival next week" doesn't really...

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My heart breaks for the Bryant family. Millions have taken to social media and flooded it with posts expressing shock, sadness, and confusion over the horrific death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Players and fans are grieving, contemplating the brevity of life, and stewing in the reality...

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Friday, 24 January 2020 19:00

Psalm 119:161-164— Do You Hate Falsehood? Featured

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Christianity is thought of by many as the "religion of niceness." Whoever came up with that idea knows very little of the scripture. Yes, Christians are called to be kind and should be known by their kindness and meekness. But too often we mistake kindness for fake-virtues like "never disagreeing...

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The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 19:00

No Regrets Featured

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Sometimes the providence of God is especially kind. In the same week I was preparing for our 32nd sermon in our Genesis 1-11 series on Genesis 5:1-5, I received an email. Turned out to be a valuable sermon illustration. (I hope) BOOM shakalak! That was the subject line. And the first line of the...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 19:00

Banned! A Curious Story from G3 2020 Featured

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However, one other thing emerged from those talks as well: the G3 audience may disagree with the methods the Hardings employ, but they don’t necessarily disagree with the message they bring. In perhaps the most surprising finding of this entire investigation, some G3 attendees told me...

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Friday, 17 January 2020 19:00

Psalm 119:157-160 — We Are In A Battle Featured

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We vomit spoiled food almost instantaneously, not because we think about it and decide we should expel it, but because our bodies are naturally designed to protect us. We have a *"gag reflex" for a reason, and it prevents things from getting deep inside us before we have time to realize all the...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:10

Ep. 033 | 2020 NFL Playoffs Championship Round — TAU Roundtable Featured

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Jason, Michael, Timmm, and Allen continue their discussion and predictions of the NFL playoffs conference championship round. Last week Michael correctly predicted that the Ravens would be embarrassed on their home field. Will he have another bold prediction that makes you question your...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:00

Children’s Book Review – The Barber Who Wanted to Pray Featured

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The Barber Who Wanted to Pray by R.C. Sproul Summary (from the Ligonier website) This imaginative tale from the late R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 21:03

Did You Know We Review Books? Featured

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We have been blogging for two years now, and one of our favorite things to do is review books. (click that link to see ALL book reviews). There are many great books out there, and there are books people should be warned about. In some cases, there may be great books you have never heard […]

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 19:00

Living Things Grow Featured

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The following is an excerpt from my book, From Death to Life: How Salvation Works. You can check out ordering information at our store. Living Things Grow When the gospel penetrates our hearts and changes our affections for Christ it will show in our outward behavior. Show me a person who loves...

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Friday, 10 January 2020 23:50

Psalm 119:153-156— Christ Alone Delivers Featured

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Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the entire Bible. It’s longer than several entire books. I imagine that due to our propensity to read to the end of the chapter, a good number of people read Psalm 119 in one sitting when they get to it in their Bible reading plan. While there is […]

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 19:30

Book Review — Divine Impassibility: Four Views Featured

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The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls takes its title from the Reformation era conviction that justification by faith is the dividing line between the biblical gospel and man-centered efforts to earn favor with God. Matthew Barrett serves as editor and co-author with several significant...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 19:30

9 Ways To Have A Successful Christian Podcast Featured

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In this social media age, there is no shortage of competition vying for our attention. And in the world of podcasting, gaining and keeping your attention is tantamount to acquiring listeners. But in the world of American-Christian podcasting, popularity is king! Never mind if you can’t...

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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 19:00

Tips for (Raising) Toddlers Featured

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I have raised three people through the toddler years and I’m working on the fourth now. Over the years I have discovered some things that seem to work really well—some of them are things I wish someone had told me. So with that in mind, here are a few tips for raising toddlers: Give...

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In this series, we have been looking at what God’s Word says about adoption as both an earthly call to care for orphans and as a picture of how He saves undeserving sinners in need of a right relationship with Him. You can read Parts I , II,  III, IV, V, and VI here. In […]

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 19:00

God’s Desire for All: STTA! Featured

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Below is Calvin’s commentary on 2 Peter 3:9. Though I would disagree with his exegesis here, I do agree with the theology and find it supported by the rest of Scripture, namely that, though God will not save all men, He does have a genuine desire for the salvation of the world. We must be...

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Friday, 03 January 2020 23:34

Posts YOU Need to Read (2019 Edition) Featured

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Instead of a pSaturday Psalm post (which I didn’t have time to write this week), I decided to share some of my favorite posts from 2019, (one from each TAU author). 46 Years of Failure “Whiteness” and the Eternal Nations: A Commentary on Ekemini Uwan’s Sparrow Q&A (Part...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 19:00

The Omniscience of God and Determinism Featured

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The future is determined. Even the thought you just had about that sentence was determined from long ago. And what I’d like to do in this post is to demonstrate that this is an orthodoxy issue, not merely a “Calvinist” issue. That is, too many label Calvinists as...

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 19:00

Jesus Wept. But Not For Lazarus Featured

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Jesus wept (John 11:35). Perhaps one of the most memorable verses in the bible next to John 3:16. Not because of content, but word count (and certainly not because of context). When teachers ask students to learn a memory verse, they humorously remove this one as an option. But in another context,...

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 00:48

Children’s Book Review: Dynomike: Pay It Forward Featured

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Dynomike: Pay It Forward Children’s Book on Being Kind by by Frankie B. Rabbit (Author), Robyn Mendolla (Author) BooksGoSocial Dynomike: Pay It Forward is a book for children aged about 3-6 years old, in my opinion. I am not aware of the character “Dynomike” so if he is an already...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 19:00

I Have Found Great Joy Featured

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I’m far from the perfect parent. In fact, I’d say the things I must improve on far outnumber the things I’m good at. That makes me hesitant to write today and tell you of a good decision I’ve made. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to tell you about our attempt at family...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 01:30

Children’s Book Review: Pause Power Featured

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The key for Gabe is to use his "pause power" when he is upset. By pausing and thinking through his next choice, Gabe is able to make better choices. Basically, the book teaches children to pause before acting out on anger and to take deep breaths or count. It falls short of teaching children to...

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Friday, 27 December 2019 19:00

Psalm 119:149-152 — Be Comforted For God Is Near Featured

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It is easy to be anxious in this world. We are surrounded by difficulty even when we are not being chased down by evildoers. A Christian's comfort must begin with God. And the only way we can find comfort is with a God who is near to us. Other religions brag of completely transcendent...

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Friday, 27 December 2019 02:37

Take the Ship — A Response to Dave Miller and SBC Voices Featured

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On December 19, 2019, Dave Miller ran a piece over at SBC Voices where he quoted Dr. Tom Ascol, who was quoting me who wrote a review of the new Founders cinedoc, By What Standard? Are you following all of that so far!? The quote in question that Miller took exception with that Dr. Ascol...

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