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, 31 May 2020 09:57

Why is this happening?

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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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Thursday, 07 May 2020 14:23

Christians And Conspiracy Theories

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One reason why some Christians buy and spread conspiracy theories?

They are bored by the true skandalon of the cross and the tomb. The shock of the gospel doesn’t quite pop the neurons and flame the heart like before. So they settle for digital, emotional, viral mud pies in the slums, yawning...

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It’s true. More or less.

Now, if you didn’t know, my book, Humble Calvinism, rounds out with an afterword from the Prince of Preachers. I took a few different tidbits from Chuck on Calvinism, knit them together in the womb of Microsoft Word, and an afterward from Spurgeon was born. Kinda...

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Saturday, 04 April 2020 14:58

John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions

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  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
  4. Can I be trusted?
  5. Am I a slave to dress,...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:30

Luther’s Counsel During The Plague

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When the Bubonic Plague came to Luther’s town, he addressed it with the punch and pastoral heart we expect from Martin Luther. I’ve bolded the best quote.

This I well know, that if it were Christ or his mother who were laid low by illness, everybody would be so solicitous and would...

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Friday, 20 March 2020 07:45

A Call To Worship During COVID-19

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I took the Call to Worship used by Immanuel Nashville that was edited by Ray Ortlund—that I think has roots from 10th Presbyterian Church—and edited a new call for our live stream during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to use it.

Call to Worship

To all who are weary and need rest;to all...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 03:59

Saint Augustine on Kanye West

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Kanye West says he’s a born again Christian. He says he’s going to be spreading the gospel. His Sunday Service concerts feature gospel music, reading the Bible, and a sermon from Adam Tyson—a non-celebrity pastor of a normal church in California and a Master’s Seminary alum.

K...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 03:37

3 Resources On The Unforgivable Sin

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This past Sunday I preached on the part of the Gospel According to Matthewwhere Jesus rebukes the Pharisees over the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit—a.k.a. the unforgivable sin.

Sermon: The Unforgivable Sin by Jeff Medders

I thought it’d be good to also provide some additional resources on...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 01:38

Loving Without Hypocrisy

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“Let love be without hypocrisy” (Romans 12:9).

Is it possible to love withhypocrisy? Must be. Or, at least it’s possible to look like you are loving others, but that’s all it is—looks. The love isn’t alive. It’s a house plant of love. Phony.

We don’t...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 13:24

The Food Scene of a Gospel Culture

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Every culture has their dish. Whether it’s a small tribal town in Northern Thailand (blood jelly hammered into pork) or up north in Chicago (deep-dish pizza), culture and food go hand-and-hand. Hand-to-mouth, I guess.

What is the dish of a gospel culture? What delicacy marks the disciples of...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:24

Mark Vroegop on Writing Lament

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Lament isn’t a topic or genre where writers tread. But we need it. Mark Vroegop wrote a powerful book on lamenting, how to do it, why we need it, and more. Listen as Mark and I talk about the journey of writing this needed book.

Show Notes

Mark’s Book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obid...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:01

Why Home Row Anyways?

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Have you wondered why my podcast on writing is called “Home Row“? Well, wonder no more.

It hit me a few weeks ago that many listeners had no idea.So, here we go.

Well, what is the home row on your keyboard? It’s where your 8 fingers, 4 on the left and 4 on the right hand rest, kind...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:01

The Peril of Potted Plant Christianity

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You’ve seen the row of potted plants in the garden section of your local home improvement store. Row after row of flowers, succulents, bushes, evergreens. They are nestled together for hours. Rubbing shoulders for days.

But are they together? Are they connected? Not at all. Sure, they are next...

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