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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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 22:00

The Mod | “Why We’re Polarized” by Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein, host of The Ezra Klein Show and co-founder of Vox, has written a perceptive book on polarization in American civil life that sets out a compelling backstory and frame for understanding the current state we find ourselves in.

The emergence of deep rifts in American society and in other...

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Written by Joshua Schendel
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:56

Church Leaders Raise Concerns About SBTS Bribing Fired Professors With “Hush Money” to Stifle Discussion

In recent weeks, it has come to light that several professors at the Southern Baptist Convention’s flagship seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) were let go during the coronavirus pandemic. Among them was a highly-respected theologian, Russell Fuller, who happened to take an...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:14

Living the Ecclesiastes life Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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By the 1990's I wasn't tempted by the American Dream anymore. My 90s decade, one in which I was thirty to forty years old were a reaction to the 1980s and 70s and 60s. See, I grew up being taught the American Dream, American exceptionalism, and nationalism. That I could attain...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:00

May 2020 New Releases

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New Books and Bibles

Below is a list of the new and notable resources releasing from Crossway this month. Titles include A Place to Belong: Learning the Love the Local Church by Megan Hill, When Doctrine Divides the People...

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Written by Crossway
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 21:00

Abortion, the Bible, and Governor Pritzker | Worldview Weds (126)

It’s time for a Christian worldview approach to abortion.

While Governor Pritzker is threatening increasingly harsher retaliation against those who disobey his shelter-in-place order, P.P. of Illinois has quietly opened a brand new facility in Waukegan, Illinois (north of Chicago)... during...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:28

Hebrews 12:1 And Prayers To The Dead

Hebrews 12:1 is often cited in support of the practice of praying to the dead. I've written a lot about prayer to the dead over the years, but I haven't said much about Hebrews 12:1, as far as I recall.We're often told to focus on what the passage says about a group of people surrounding those who...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:14

The Safest Place for the Weakest People

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It has been a blessing to hear from friends and family across America whose churches are beginning to meet again after the period of forced separation. It has been fascinating (though a little strange) to see photographs of the spaced-out seating, the masks, the deliberate distancing, the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:14

The Safest Place for the Weakest People

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It has been a blessing to hear from friends and family across America whose churches are beginning to meet again after the period of forced separation. It has been fascinating (though a little strange) to see photographs of the spaced-out seating, the masks, the deliberate distancing, the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:05

Reading about Martyn Lloyd-Jones during lockdown

imageLloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire By Jason Meyer Crossway, 2018, 274 pp.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, I was determined to read something written by or about Martyn Lloyd-Jones so I downloaded this book to my Kindle.

Welsh-English pastor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

Contradictory Religions Can’t All Be True

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Recently, a co-worker raised an issue that stumps a lot of Christians. “I look at religions as paths up the mountain of truth,” she said. “They all lead to God, just in different ways.”

I silently prayed, then responded with a question. “What do you mean, ‘All...

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Written by Jonathan Noyes
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

Reviewing National Conservatism’s Policy Agenda

One of the problems surrounding the conversation around national conservatism – a new branding for more market-skeptical, nationalist conservatism – is the fact that the conversation has been thus far rooted in the theoretical and the esoteric. The argument (mainly occurring online) is...

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Written by Joseph Laughon
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

A La Carte (May 27)

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The Complete Works of William Perkins is available in print for the first time since the 17th century, and Westminster Books is offering a deal on it.

Today’s Kindle deals include a large selection of works by Joel Beeke as well as a few other picks.

Revelation, Coronavirus, and the Mark of the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

God and Government

Our Sunday group looked at Romans 13 recently. You have to admit it's a difficult text because on one hand it is so clear and on the other it runs so much against the grain.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

The Who Made God? Question as a Logical Fallacy

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My 13 year old daughter Emma and I have been working through The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn.  This book is an introduction that teaches the reader how to identify logical errors in someone's thinking.One of...

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Written by Chad
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

The Word on Wednesdays Featured

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

When God Brings the Sun Burn Featured

Here’s an old sermon outline that I touched up for a blog post. It’s from Jonah 4:5-11. It has to do with God’s patient providential work in Jonah’s life. Let’s consider God’s providence together today: Prevailing Providence First, consider the word...

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Written by Allen Nelson IV
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

Meet the Team: Department of Public Safety and Our Safety Department

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As we eagerly await the reopening of our attractions on June 8, 2020, I’ve been introducing you to some of the teams and individuals who have been working hard behind the scenes to keep the AiG ministry operational. Many have been working as well on plans so we would be ready as soon as...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:00

A La Carte (May 27)

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The Complete Works of William Perkins is available in print for the first time since the 17th century, and Westminster Books is offering a deal on it.

Today’s Kindle deals include a large selection of works by Joel Beeke as well as a few other picks.

Revelation, Coronavirus, and the Mark of the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:31

Apologizing Without “Buts”

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Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!Ps. 51:1–2

Loving Father, few things are as attractive as genuine humility. It’s like a 4-course meal in...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

God’s Word Is Our Standard Featured

If someone claims to represent the Lord and yet seeks to lead others away from God’s written Word, that person must be rejected. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey teaches that Scripture is our ultimate standard of truth, just as it was in the days of Moses.

Transcript:

Now, when we get to...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

Who Are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6? Featured

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In the twentieth century, the German biblical scholar Rudolf Bultmann gave a massive critique of the Scriptures, arguing that the Bible is filled with mythological references that must be removed if it is to have any significant application to our day. Bultmann’s major concern was with the...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

My New Book! Growing Together

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It’s a strange time to be preparing to release a book, especially a book called Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests. Living in the new world of social distancing, it seems unwise—maybe even inappropriate—to talk about doing anything togethe...

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Written by Melissa Kruger
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00

Thy Kingdom Come at Work?

Why don’t people say “TGIM?”

TGIF (Thank Goodness it’s Friday!) is a popular exclamation for those longing for the end of a workweek and “real life” to begin.

When I tell people how excited I am for Monday—TGIM—I get responses suggesting I am clearly...

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Written by Mike Sharrow
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:32

Guest Post: The “Prosperity Gospel” Vs. God’s Gospel

Note: This is a guest post since presently I am busy today teaching class online for seminary students overseas.  This is by Robert Chamberlain.  His blog be found here, here and here!  Yes he blogs in three places!  Go check out his page and give his blogs a follow!

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If I was to...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:13

Will We Have the Freedom to Sin In Heaven? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner reflects on his first trip to Summit Worldview Academy and answers listener email related to teaching apologetics curriculum, the nature of free will and sin in heaven and the necessity of hell.

Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes,...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:00

Nine Forty-Day Periods

“To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3) It is inte... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:00

Pastor in Central India Attacked for Police Report on Prior Assault, Expulsion

 
May 27, 2020
Tribal animists in central India who demolished a pastor’s house and drove him and his family out of their village in March seriously injured him in an assault this month, he said. After beating, choking...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:03

4 Ways Paul Encourages Us to Love the Church (Even When It’s Hard)

Beauty on the Inside Around the corner from where I live, a house is for sale. In bold green letters, the lawn sign reads: “I’m Gorgeous Inside!” The message is surprising. From the street, the house is thoroughly ordinary, even run-down. It’s a seventies-era raised ranch...

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Written by Megan Hill
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:03

How the Church Works

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Can you guess what my favorite television program was as a child? Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood! I appreciated how he spoke in a gentle, patient manner and focused on thoughtful, reassuring conversations. One of my favorite parts of the program was the occasional trip that he’d take to a...

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Written by Thomas Overmiller
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:02

Gently and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The most important thing about us is what we think about God. What do you think of when you think about the Son of God? Some might first think about His miracles, the work of atonement, or His teaching. Others may think about His person. Christ is one person with two natures, He is truly […]

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Written by Benjamin Wilson
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:01

Authentic Christians Are Progressively Sanctified, Part 2

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking in more depth at 1 John 1:7-10.

The post Authentic Christians Are Progressively Sanctified, Part 2 appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Andy Cain...

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Written by Andy Cain
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:00

143: Endless Conservatism

Get Jeremiah Burrough’s “Rare Jewell of Christian Contentment” with an introduction by Nancy Wilson, today: https://canonpress.com/products/the-rare-jewel-of-christian-contentment-introduction-by-nancy-wilson/

The post 143: Endless Conservatism appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:00

Lessons from the Life and Ministry of Ravi Zacharias

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Author, speaker, and apologist Ravi Zacharias went home to be with Jesus last week. He was a humble, Jesus-loving brother who spoke to millions of people but, in my experience, made everyone he talked with feel like they are the only one around. I thank my Lord Jesus for showing me his humility...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:00

26 Bible Verses To Consider When Thinking About George Floyd

George Floyd.

Say the name out loud to yourself. Not another name, not another statistic, not another news story. He is a man, made in the image of God. Church, rise up—silence is not an option. God has commissioned us to represent him in the face of injustice. Speak out. Lord, we cry for you...

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Written by Articles | Paul Tripp Updates
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:33

Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom

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ByJohn M. Frame:

DEFINITION

Divine sovereignty, which is that God exercises efficacious, universal, and loving control over all things, is compatible with human freedom in that humans are free to do what they want to do, although God is sovereign over our desires.

SUMMARY

The sovereignty of God...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:31

Bearing the Fruit of Faithfulness (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, we began thinking about the fruit of faithfulness. Before applying it too much to ourselves, as a fruit of the Spirit, we took note of God’s faithfulness, as well as defined this character quality. Here’s our definition:

Defining Faithfulness

Faithfulness is such a rich concept...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:30

Lessons Learned: Assumptions and Accusations

As noted in the first post in this series, I’m taking time to reflect on some of the experiences God has graciously given me and the extremely practical lessons I’ve learned from them. This isn’t meant to serve as a personal journal, but rather as a source of encouragement and...

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Written by E Benz
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:00

Biblical Principles for Social Media

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It is no revelation that social media are dominant forms of communication in this digital age, but the stats are breathtaking. A remarkable 78% of 18-24 year olds in the U.S. use Snapchat, and 94% of that age demographic are regular YouTube users, while 71% use Instagram. More than two-thirds (68%)...

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Written by Christopher Cone
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:00

The Life That Lives Featured

Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. — Luke 24:49

The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened?...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:17

Encouragement for the Journey Featured

We all need some encouragement as we seek to serve Christ and the Kingdom:

Here are some biblical truths you can bank on: Anyone living a committed Christian life will face opposition. How can it not be? Satan and his minions exist to thwart, oppose and challenge God and his people – and that...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:01

Paul’s Religion

J. Gresham Machen’s The Origin of Paul’s Religion was first published in 1921. My edition is from 1925, and it is autographed. It says, “With warm regards, J. Gresham Machen, October 6, 1927.” Machen gave it to George Fisher, and George Fisher meticulously underlined and put...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:00

American Worldview Inventory Featured

May 27, 2020
The latest Barna Research Institute survey was recently released, and the Magnificent Three break down the results. Although the Barna definition of a “Bible-believing Christian” is a bit broader than ours, the poll results...

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Written by mospodcast
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:27

Mike Licona interviews Craig about scholarship and the guy who broke into his apartment

This is the first of a four-part series where Mike interviewed Craig at ETS 2019

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:17

Peirasmos (Word Nugget)

We are currently living in a time of testing and so I thought this word nugget might be helpful. It is a word familiar to all the Apostles and indeed Christians throughout the ages.   peirasmos: Original Word: πειρασμός, οῦ,...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:14

A little background on solitary confinement

In 1829 George Washington Smith published a “pamphlet” in the Philadelphia Gazette entitled, A Defence of the System of Solitary Confinement of Prisoners Adopted by the State of Pennsylvania. In 1833, the work was republished by the Philadelphia Society for the Alleviating the...

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Written by memoirandremains
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 11:56

Chronological Bible Reading 1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127.

26 May 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, 1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127. My wife, Lori, and I are reading through the Bible in chronological order, which is the order in which the events happened. Her blog on this can be found here. This is not intended to be a lesson or a sermon. It is my...

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Written by wbmoore
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 11:00

And Some of the Streets Are Narrow

“She was also delighted to be talking about a subject like music in the church, and not about another subject that might set her emotions to rioting in the streets.”

The Man in the Dark, p. 49

The post And Some of the Streets Are Narrow appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:41

Ought I Believe? Featured

Do we have doxastic obligations, obligations of belief? Is the sentence, ‘You ought to believe p’ intelligible or does it reduce to ‘p is true’ or ‘I want you to agree with me’? Say ‘S believes p’ is true. It tells us something about S but nothing...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:20

Ask Pastor Tim – Biblical Question Answer Session #5 Featured

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Some of the questions dealt with tonight:

1. My question is a two-part one. The first part is would you encourage single parents who believe they are called to overseas missions to go? The second part is how would you encourage them? I ask because I am a single mother missionary. When the Lord first...

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Written by Tim Conway
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:00

The Most Comforting Book of the Bible

-Episode 2699-

We should be reading God’s Word so that we can know Him, be conformed into His image, be convicted of sin, and receive His comfort. In today’s episode, Todd, with the help of Voddie Baucham, shows us how the book of Revelation is a great book to read for all four of those...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett