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

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 04:45

WHAT CAN THE CHURCH LEARN FROM THE FOOD NETWORK?

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imageThe other day I stumbled upon an article by Farsch Askari lamenting what has happened to the Food Network.  The article is well-worth reading. In the article, Askari describes how the Food Network provided him a soothing release where he could escape from the stresses of daily life.  Watching th...

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 04:31

DON'T BE A PASTOR IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A PASTOR

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image In his book, "A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural," Wendell Berry writes, Because of the obsession with short-term results that may be contained with the terms and demands of a single life, the interest of community is displaced by the interest of career.  The c...

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imageGreat News! We begin airing Abounding Grace Radio in the Central Valley of CA beginning next week, June 2 M-F at 4:00-4:30 on KRDU 1130 AM. Coverage extends from Ripon to Bakersfield! See coverage map. Visit their website at http://www.krdu1130.com/main.html or visit us...

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Saturday, 17 August 2013 09:28

THE TWO-KINGDOMS NEO-CALVINISM CULTURE WAR (1)

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imageThe following is my feeble attempt to wrestle through the 2k/neo-Calvinist controversy.  This is written with sincere concern for the church and in love. Last week Carl Trueman interacted with D.G. Hart’s new book on Calvinism: A History, and posted an article with a fair concern of the trans...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:45

GRUMPY OLD MEN THE REFORMED TRADITION

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imageGrumpy Old Men & The Reformed Tradition Where are all the young people going? Why do the visitors never seem to stick?  Why have there been so many fights in our church history? Unfortunately, these are common questions in the Reformed tradition.  In my years as a pastor, I have been shocked...

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imageLuther on why the Pope continues to kill Christ,  "We should learn here that no one should place his trust in men, even if he is in an estate ordained by God. But if we are not to believe nor put our trust in Annas and Caiaphas, how are we to believe or trust the devil, the pope in Rome, the m...

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imageTHE PERILS OF SELF-PROMOTION: 8 Mistakes of Seminarians & Young Pastors Delivered to Westminster Seminary, CA- URCNA Students Text: Now Absalom would rise early and stand beside the way to the gate…So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel (2 Sam 15:2). The peril of self-promotion...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 01:59

ABOUNDING GRACE RADIO NEWS

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imageWe start airing Abounding Grace Radio in Phoenix this Saturday and Sunday 7:30 Am on 1360 KPXQ. We're still airing in the Pacific Northwest on KARI 550 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am, 2:45 pm, and 8:45 pm. We are also airing Monday Oct. 8 five times per week at 1:30-2:00 PM on K-Praise 1210AM. We air rig...

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imageI realize that writing this post probably does the very thing that I am condemning, but I don't know how else to address the issue.  This past Sunday, Jason Stellman, a former PCA Reformed minister, was received into the Roman Catholic communion.  He has posted his story of journey to Rome on the Ca...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:54

Westminster Seminary Chapel on Christian Ministry

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imageHere is a recent chapel speech I gave at Westminster Seminary CA on the Christian ministry (2 Cor 4). The Ministry of Righteousness

Authors: Chris Gordon...

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Saturday, 15 September 2012 15:48

Sabbath Meditation: Why You Should Go to Church

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imagePsalm 84 “How lovely is your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts.” The word tabernacle means dwelling place.  The tabernacle was the place that God had chosen to come down and meet with his people in the wilderness.  The God of heaven and earth had descended to meet with his people that they might call upon...

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imageGreat News! Abounding Grace Radio will now be airing in the San Diego, CA Area and Phoenix, AZ.  Will have more info on times and dates soon.  But we thank the Lord for the opportunity to reach thousands with the gospel and to help direct listeners to Reformed churches in their area.  VISIT www...

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