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, 01 June 2020 00:06

New Trinity Review: Scripturalist Hermeneutics and Extra-Biblical Information

We have just posted the June 2020 Review to our website. The review is titled "Scripturalist Hermeneutics and Extra-Biblical Information" and was written by Douglas J. Douma.

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Monday, 01 June 2020 00:00

Study: relationship problems, not family rejection, leading cause of higher gay suicides

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Life Site News reports.

Excerpt: (links removed)

 While many assume that family rejection is the leading cause of depression among LBGTI individuals, a new study has found that in fact the problem appears to stem predominantly from the higher incidence of...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 01 June 2020 00:00

A Lost Letter to Wormwood

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My dear Wormwood,

Based on your recent report, I gather that distracting the patient with small pleasures and vanities has not been successful. As you know, the key to temptation is not to lead the patient completely astray, but rather to distract him. It is far easier to adjust the...

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Written by tripp
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:59

Alex Newman, David Fiorazo: Racism, Riots and Government Schools

Today's guest is international correspondent, Alex Newman with The New American and The Newman Report. We discuss racism, riots, radicals, and redemption through Christ; the rotten fruit we're seeing from the anti-Christian government school system in America. Daily podcast, relevant articles on...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:51

Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work – A Table of Contents

Below you will find a Table of Contents with all of my posts in this current series. I will link to each post and provide a brief synopsis of its argument, typically a summary of each post’s conclusion.

Part 1 – Clement and Free Will

Dr. Wilson argues that when Clement stirred up the...

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Written by Chris Whisonant
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:45

Do All Religions Lead to the Same Place? (Video)

Is any belief in God sufficient? Don’t all religious claims and systems ultimately lead to the same God or the same experience in an afterlife? Why must I hold a particular, singular view of God? In this video from J. Warner’s “Quick Shots: Fast Answers to Hard Questions”...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:45

One Good Shepherd

Ecclesiastes famously says that life is like vapor, life is like wind. Trying to understand everything, comprehend everything, trying to plan and execute your plans is like trying to shepherd the wind. This is what Solomon means when he says all is vanity. He doesn’t mean everything is...

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Written by Toby
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:30

Who Was Charles Finney? Featured

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Perhaps no figure casts his shadow over American evangelicalism more than Charles Finney. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Stephen Nichols addresses elements of Finney’s theology that have had negative and lasting effects.

If you have a biblical or theological question, just visit ask.Ligon...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:00

Creation Is Groaning

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“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.” (Romans 8:22)

2020 might be remembered as the year of the groan. Every time we turn on the TV or check our phones, there’s another reason to groan.

Ealier this year, wildfires...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Sunday, 31 May 2020 23:00

How Ordinances Are Polluted

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James Durham
Concerning Scandal
Part 2, Chap. 4, pp. 120-123.
 
Whether the ordinances of Christ be any way polluted by corrupt fellow worshippers.

It may be said, ‘But are not the ordinances of Christ someway polluted by the unworthiness of such scandalous partakers? And if so, can polluted...

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Written by Paul J. Barth
Sunday, 31 May 2020 22:06

Seeking His face as the solace for turbulent times Featured

By Elizabeth PrataWe live in scary times. This isn't anything new...the '60s were scary, a civil & societal revolution took place between generations. Plus, there was the Viet Nam war. The 40's were scary, WWII. The Great Depression and the Great Migration in the decade before that. And before...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 31 May 2020 22:00

The Mod | Should Christians Expect Healing

The past few months have been a difficult time for many. Hospital staff and other essential workers are giving heart and soul to their tasks whilst others have an uncertain and frustrating wait to continue their lives as they might wish. This unusual period has given many of us a little more time...

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Written by Joshua Schendel
Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:00

Podcast: Learning to Love the Local Church (Megan Hill)

June 01, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series.

Why We Need the Local Church

In this episode, Megan Hill, author of A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church, discusses the importance of the local church...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:00

Crossway+ Special: 40% Off Select Summer Reading Titles

June 01, 2020 by: Crosswayimage

An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members

Starting today and running through June 15, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 40% off the selected titles in the following categories and free shipping in the contiguous US.

Not a...

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Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:00

When a Woman Challenges “Biblical Manhood and Womanhood”

It’s a tale as old as time: Aimee Byrd wrote a book and complementarians started screaming in terror. 

It has been quite something to watch Byrd’s career grow since her first book, Housewife Theologian. While many would accuse her of a “feminist drift”, in my view she...

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Written by Marcos Ortega
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:58

Jesus’ actions at the temple justify the riots?

I understand there’s a meme going around justifying rioting with Jesus turning over tables in His ministry. I think its not biblically warranted. Note also I distinguish between civil protesters airing grievances versus rioters.

Here’s the meme:

"Destruction of property is not a valid...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:24

The Day When We’ll Never Love Poorly Again

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The wolf will live with the lamb,

the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them… They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:22

The “apotheosis” of John R. Rice

imageJohn R. Rice: Man Sent from God By Robert L. Sumner Sword of the Lord Publishers, 1981, 323 pp.

When I was a young Christian back in the early 1980s, the independent fundamental Baptist (IFB) movement was still quite strong. One of the most prominent leaders of the IFB movement was John R. Rice...

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Written by Tom
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:13

COVID-19 and the Future of the Christian Conference

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Christians have long valued conferences. In the past few decades, as travel has become easier and less expensive, Christians have valued large national conferences where thousands or tens of thousands gather to worship, learn, and fellowship together. The story of the “New Calvinism”...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

Book Review: Philosopher of the Heart by Clare Carlisle

Søren Kierkegaard still makes people either love him or hate him. Even many who have dedicated their life’s work to studying his authorship approach him biographically with either veneration or suspicion. Some biographies offer rather seraphic portraits of Kierkegaard, whereas even in...

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Written by Amber Bowen
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

A La Carte (June 1)

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There’s a  handful of quality Kindle deals for you today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Better Faithful Than Free)

Your Weird, Messy Church is God’s “Plan A”

Jared Wilson: “You don’t have to be cool, big, strong, technologically savvy, politically fashionable, or...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

Lewis's Fallacy

C.S. Lewis coined the term "Bulverism" back in 1941 in an essay published in The Socratic Digest. It was his method of explaining a particularly egregious logical fallacy that he was seeing at the time. Turns out, of course, it is a favorite in today's world.Lewis used a fictional character named...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

The Mailbag: How can we get women to WANT to come to Bible study? Featured

imageHow can I get the women of my church to WANT to come to our women's Bible studies?

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

Book Review — Passionate About The Passion Week (Part 3: The Concerning) Featured

If you have not read Parts 1 and 2 concerning The Good and The Odd, please do so first. Anyone who knows me knows that nothing makes me sit up and listen more discerningly than when dealing with the atonement. It is in my experience that most (if not all) heresies, at some point lead […]

The...

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Written by George Alvarado
Sunday, 31 May 2020 20:00

In New Reality TV Show, Men Compete to Impregnate a Woman

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Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all, mankind invents a new level of depravity. What am I talking about? Well, it’s a new reality show shown on the Fox broadcasting channel called Labor of Love.

In this show, fifteen men will compete to be the one who gets to father a child...

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Written by Ken Ham
Sunday, 31 May 2020 19:00

The Meaning of "El Shaddai" Featured

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“And the Lord said to Job: ‘Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it’” (Job 40:1–2).

Of the many Hebrew names for God that have been transliterated into the English language and used in Christian worship, El...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Sunday, 31 May 2020 19:00

Thank God it’s Monday

Chuck Colson came to work excited. He’d show up at the office at the beginning of the workweek and proclaim to the staff, “Thank God it’s Monday!” And he meant it.

The source of his attitude toward work was his clear vision and certain knowledge that God had called him to his...

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Written by John Stonestreet
Sunday, 31 May 2020 18:43

Truth Has Fallen in the Streets

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This is not a political article. There are no political answers to the mess in which we find ourselves. Isaiah 59 describes Judah in eerily similar circumstances to the ones our nation faces today.

Please, take some time now to read the chapter (Isaiah 59:1-21). I would suggest reading in several...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Sunday, 31 May 2020 18:01

The Greatest Trade, Pt 3 Prizing Profit Featured

We are in part three of this mini-series on The Greatest Trade of All Time. Last week we met Howie Hubler, who, in one spectacular misjudgment, lost $9 billion for his firm in one trade during the 2007 housing market collapse. You could sympathize with Hubler that the extent and speed of...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 31 May 2020 18:01

A Tribute To Peggy Hodgson

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(From left to right: Janet, Billy, Peggy, Johnny, and Margaret Hodgson.)
(I'm going to be citing Maurice Grosse and Guy Playfair's Enfield tapes below. I'll use "MG" to refer to tapes from Grosse's collection and "GP" to refer to those from Playfair's. So, MG12A is Grosse's tape 12A, GP58B is...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Sunday, 31 May 2020 18:00

The Finished Works of Creation

“For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” (Hebrews 4:3)... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:03

Glenna Marshall– Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Glenna Marshall provide advice and encouragement to those struggling with assurance, and discuss issues related to waiting on the Lord, facing doubt, and the gospel, along with her book, Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:02

When God’s Saving Work Causes Present Suffering

When I was eleven months old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctors, at one point, told my parents my chance of recovery, of survival, was five percent. Things progressed quickly, and I was soon headed for a bone marrow transplant, preceded by intense radiation treatment....

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Written by Davis Wetherell
Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:01

No Favored Parties

Colossians 3:25, “For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” Slavery is always a difficult issue for us to deal with as modern readers of the Bible since, at least in the West, slavery has been outlawed for around one hundred and fifty...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:00

Trinity and the Old Covenant: Some Brief Questions and Answers

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I’d planned to post the next article in my short series about “personhood” in the context of the Trinity. But, alas, my intellectual bandwidth is unequal to the task right now. Next week, though, the article about the social trinitarian understanding of “person” is...

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Written by TylerR
Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:00

Racial Justice and the Image of God

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I hate what has happened in our country since George Floyd died while in police custody after his neck was pinned to the ground for a prolonged period in which he repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe. I hate what was done to Floyd, and I hate what others have done in effectively punishing...

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Written by Dan Franklin
Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:32

Total Substitution

If I was asked “what sermon would you preach if you knew it would be your last?” it would be this one right here:

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 31 May 2020 15:00

Can We Correct Love Gone Wrong?

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We all want to love and to be loved. We’re made in the image of God, who is love. Healthy loving is at the very heart of true human flourishing, but human life is full of love gone wrong—marriages break down, relationships with family members are strained, and loneliness is an...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:55

Responding to a Traumatic Week

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It is difficult to know what to say about the events of the last week. On Monday we saw the story of Amy Cooper go viral, as a young man had the police called on him for being black while birdwatching. The outrage lasted for a day before it was replaced by the far more chilling footage of George...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Sunday, 31 May 2020 13:00

Chronological Bible Reading Psalm 119:89-176.

31 May 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Psalm 119:89-176. 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 thoughts and notes...

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Written by wbmoore
Sunday, 31 May 2020 12:34

Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner? Featured

Thoughts on ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’:

There are plenty of maxims, sayings, and clichés that routinely flow from the lips of believers. Some are more or less faithful to biblical truth while some are much less so. The oft heard remark that we are to hate the sin while loving...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 31 May 2020 11:00

Two kinds of leaders—Mark 10:42-45

I’m going to talk about two kinds of leaders in Mark 10:42-45, but the discussion will make fullest sense if I spend some time in the rest of Mark’s Gospel setting the stage for this.

Jesus throughout Mark’s Gospel displays one kind of leadership. Some scholars like to play...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:40

THE MARY OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM – CHRISTIAN WRITER AND FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC, TIMOTHY KAUFFMAN, RESPECTFULLY LOOKS AT CATHOLICISM’S TEACHINGS REGARDING MARY IN LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE AND CHURCH HISTORY

In Catholicism, the month of May is dedicated to the virgin Mary. I had planned on writing at least one post in which I was going to share every Scripture with you where Mary is even mentioned, and then share many of Catholicism’s teachings regarding Mary with you, as well, in order to show...

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Written by Mary Dalke - Living4HisGlory
Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:36

A Few Thoughts on the Arrest of George Floyd

imageA person holding a phone walks past burning vehicles following riots protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis Police, in Seattle, Washington on May 30, 2020.JASON REDMOND

“Some therefore cried one thing and some another, for the assembly was confused,...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:13

CSB Verse by Verse Reference Bible Reviw

  Anyone who knows me will know that a verse by verse format is my preferred format for a Bible. Single column verse by verse is my ultimate but double column works just as well. In this article, we are reviewing the CSB Verse by Verse Reference Bible, which Holman Bible Publishers was good...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:09

Will Everyone Be Saved? A Look at Universalism

In the spring of 2011, Pastor Rob Bell’s book Love Wins hit the book stores, but the furor over the book started even before that. The charge was heresy. Bell appeared to be teaching Universalism, the belief that everyone will be saved in the end. In fact, Bell doesn’tmake a case for...

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Written by Rick Wade
Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:08

Christian News Weekly Recap May 25 – 30, 2020 Featured

Christian News Weekly Recap May 25 – 30, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 25, 2020 Respected Bible teacher and writer David Pawson dies aged 90 Lee Strobel Talks About ‘Cultural Prophet’ Ravi Zacharias,...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Sunday, 31 May 2020 09:57

Why is this happening?

It’s heartbreaking to see injustice compounded across our nation by violent protests, violent policing. It is so clear how we desperately need the Prince of Peace.

While looking at our country, we should observe that uproar doesn’t happen in vacuum. There is a reason our nation is here. C...

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Written by J.A. Medders
Sunday, 31 May 2020 09:17

Does Unlimited Atonement Necessitate Universalism?

        Christ's death for all men denotes divine judgement to the same extant because we have all been commanded to repent and believe on the gospel (Mark 1:15; Acts 17:26-31).        Just as the Jewish people had to look at the bronze serpent in order to be...

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Written by Jesse
Sunday, 31 May 2020 08:15

The Cost and Cure of Immorality

Joe was brought up in a Christian home and went to a good church. When he was 11-years-old, a friend told him about the pornography he was viewing on his smart-phone. Joe was shocked and angry with his friend and said he should stop this right away. However, it made him curious. He had a smartphone...

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Written by David Murray