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

Thursday, 27 February 2020 19:00

Rightly Dividing the Popular Culture: TGC Fumbles Frozen II Featured

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Once upon a tyme, in the cold, dark for’sts of New York and Quebec, a pair of well-respected Reformed theologians did found a Coalition to advocate for and restore trust in the biblical Gospel. ‘Twas to be “a fellowshipe of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply...

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:00

A Life of Fear and Trembling Featured

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The following in an excerpt from my book, Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness. You can check out ordering information at our store. A Life of Fear and Trembling There are many ways to describe the Christian life. It can be said that the Christian life is one of joy. It...

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:00

SBC Resolution on A Reformation of Corporate Worship Practices Featured

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True, just two years ago I wrote a piece on my apathy toward resolutions. And while I still feel that, as a whole, resolutions don’t “do much” in terms of reforming the SBC, I do think they can at least be a tool of assessing where we already are as an association of churches and...

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The change of scenery is nice, I’ll admit, but going on “vacation” with four kids under 7 is not really a vacation per se. Zombie Town When most people imagine vacations, they think of relaxing on the beach, going to Disney World, or camping. What we experienced recently was more...

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Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:00

Walking with God – Part 4 Featured

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Currently, I am preaching through Genesis 1-11 at Perryville Second Baptist Church. In our 33rd week through the series (no, I am not recommending everyone go that slow!) we came upon the curios case of Enoch in Genesis 5:22-24. This series of posts (see part 1 here) fleshes out some thoughts on...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 21:20

Strong-Willed Child or Weak-Willed Parent? Featured

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Anyone who has been around someone who is the parent of a child has heard the term strong-willed child. It should identify a child who is unusually resistant to usually effective discipline. This child laughs at a spanking and scoffs when their parent takes away privileges. He or she is so dead set...

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:00

Sundays Are For Training Featured

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I graduated from High School and Bible College with adequate grades. I tried, but I didn’t exactly over-exert myself, to be honest. “Coasting” was probably the right word for it. I learned enough and enjoyed the classes I enjoyed and got through the classes I needed to get...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:30

Ecclesiastes: Not About Vanity, But Enjoying Life Featured

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I know. It’s a bit provocative to say that Ecclesiastes is not about vanity. But it is true. Well, let’s just say that it’s partially true. However, not in a deceptive way. But in an incomplete way. The kind of partial truth where you are only seeing the small details developing...

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Monday, 17 February 2020 18:00

Is Male Headship a Gospel Issue? Featured

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Men, mean, and misogyny all start with the same letter. Obviously, guys are jerks and need to calm down. And women need to be filling the pulpit because the resurrection of Jesus was first announced to women. Believe it or not, that’s the sort of argumentation you get in the Twitterverse when...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:00

Walking with God – Part 3 Featured

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Currently, I am preaching through Genesis 1-11 at Perryville Second Baptist Church. In our 33rd week through the series (no, I am not recommending everyone go that slow!) we came upon the curios case of Enoch in Genesis 5:22-24. This series of posts (see part 1 here, part 2 here) fleshes out some...

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As I write, the presidential campaign season is in full swing. While my fellow Americans decide who will take over the Executive Branch, one thing we all know for certain: politics is an ugly business. Politics is a proud industry. It’s pure egotism. Whatever problem society faces, every...

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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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I came across Voddie Baucham’s Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word (Crossway, 2015) back when he gave a four-message chapel series at Dallas Seminary. I picked up a cheap copy at the chapel for five dollars, and it was about time I got to reading...

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 19:00

Walking with God – Part 2 Featured

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Currently, I am preaching through Genesis 1-11 at Perryville Second Baptist Church. In our 33rd week through the series (no, I am not recommending everyone go that slow!) we came upon the curious case of Enoch in Genesis 5:22-24. This series of posts (see part 1 here) fleshes out some thoughts on...

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Friday, 07 February 2020 19:00

Psalm 119:169-172 — Eruption of Praise Featured

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Pray Like Jesus Psalms 119:169  Taw Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word! As we begin to close the longest chapter of the Bible, we might be tempted to think that God has already said everything that can be said. We must put away any thought that...

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 19:00

Jesus in the Garden Featured

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Jesus went to a garden once. In Gethsemane, He prayed to the Father as He anticipated His crucifixion. But long before that garden, there was another garden where the Son of God was. The triune God made this garden for His beloved creation, mankind. This garden’s name was Eden. The land of...

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Monday, 03 February 2020 19:00

By All Means, Mourn Kobe Bryant’s Death, But… Featured

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My social media feeds have run the gamut in relation to the responses to the death of Kobe Bryant and the responses to the responses to Kobe Bryant's death.

On one hand, I read of folks using bereavement leave at work due to mourning the loss of their dearly beloved basketball star? On the...

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 19:00

Walking with God – Part 1 Featured

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Currently, I am preaching through Genesis 1-11 at Perryville Second Baptist Church. In our 33rd week through the series (no, I am not recommending everyone go that slow!) we came upon the curios case of Enoch in Genesis 5:22-24. This series of posts fleshes out some thoughts on Enoch’s walk...

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Friday, 31 January 2020 19:00

Psalm 119:165-168 — Cause → Effect Featured

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It has been said that there are two religions in the world: the religion of grace and the religion of works. A distinguishing characteristic of the religion of works is that somehow the good deeds a man does are what pleases his deity. This is true whether that religion sees man as inherently good...

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Friday, 31 January 2020 04:00

Ep. 034 | 2020 NFL Super Bowl Extravaganza— TAU Roundtable Featured

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Jason, Michael, Timmm, Nick, Justin and Allen continue their discussion and mostly fallible predictions of the NFL playoffs and now, the Super Bowl. You will not want to miss this episode. What other Super Bowl podcast will you hear references to Steve Camp, More Cowbell, Mitchell Trubisky, and Rob...

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I certainly hope the next generation uses social media more effectively for the cause of Christ than we currently are. It’s a Trap I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, as I am unfortunately wont to do. The scrolling has gotten out of control at times (you know the feeling), so the...

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:00

Book Review: Truth Grace Memory Book 1 Featured

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I bought this book on the recommendation of a reformed Baptist pastor friend. I knew that I was supposed to teach my kids, and I had learned the value of catechizing them, but I didn't know where to start. The Baptist Catechism book I owned seemed "too big" to ask my little ones to memorize....

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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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