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
We all know loneliness is not a good thing. At the very beginning, God told us that it is not good to be alone (Gen. 2:18). But perhaps it is beyond “not good,” – harmful, detrimental even.
That’s what Billy Baker from the Boston Globe discovered as he researched the effects...
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness | Holly Ordway, Christianity Today “The classic rational arguments for Christian faith—based on evidence, philosophy, and history—are as sound as ever, but they are effective only when people are interested in the questions...
Most success comes after many fails. For example:
Monstrous. Hideous. Mischievous. Odious. Pernicious. Poisonous. Vicious. Villainous. Heinous. Obnoxious. Venomous. Tedious. Treacherous. Impetuous. Ruinous. Murderous. Dangerous. Lascivious. Injurious. Infectious. Vexatious. Serious.
Bet you didn’t know so many words ended with...
How Many of the Ten Commandments Do Americans Think They’ve Broken This Month?“How many of the ten commandments have you broken this month?” Find out what the most common response is.
Church Size: The Optimal Number?150 apparently. Intriguing discussion.
A recent BBC article highlighted The Worrying Effects of Working More and Sleeping Less.Here are some stats which will either keep you awake tonight or perhaps send you to bed earlier:
My Entire Company Avoids Email For One Full Day Every Quarter | Tom Gimbel, Fast Company“Sometimes we need to be reminded of the great things that can come from in-person communication. I know this type of thing won’t work for every company, but it never hurts to...
Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. Over at the Campaign for Core Christianity, I suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people.
1. Prepare for it.
2. Don’t assume personal sin.
Teens Who Choose Life in Unplanned Pregnancies Need SupportCommentary on the Christian school student who got pregnant, decided to keep her baby, and then was stopped from participating in the graduation.
Isn’t there a way for us to show both grace and truth, to be clear that promiscuity...
Baker who refused to bake cake for gay wedding on The View As Denny says, this is a generally helpful and enlightening interview. Apart from a few mocking comments, the discussion was surprisingly calm and balanced.
Military Cases of Conscience Nick navigates the increasingly complex ethical...
5 More Reasons Bible Teachers Should Learn Greek & Hebrew | Mark Ward, LogosTalk Some unusual reasons for learning the original languages.
Six Simple Things First-Time Church Guests Like | Thom S. Rainer, LifeWay Pastors “I wonder what it would be like if all of our first-time guests...
I loved this panel discussion between Alistair Begg, Al, Mohler, and Sinclair Ferguson. So much practical wisdom in here for pastors and seminarians.
5:33 Q&A begins
5:59 Alistair, are you a Baptist?
6:41 Is our culture moving from a culture of guilt to a culture of shame and how do we address...
“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” This is one of William Shakespeare’s most oft-quoted lines. What few realize is that it was uttered in the context of Juliet saying goodnight to Romeo “till it be tomorrow.” The sorrow of that parting was sweetened by the knowledge that...
I was a Christian woman addicted to pornSome super-helpful insights in this article.
Me? Teach the Next Generation?Have you been asked to teach and you don’t know where to start? Start with this article.
Analyzing Annihilationism: Will Those in Hell Cease to Exist?The conclusion to this...
Reformation Heritage books is currently hosting their annual Summer Sale. Click over to see all their offerings. Below are a few highlights.
A Brief Compendium of Bible Truth by Archibald Alexander ($7.70)
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