Two U.S. Senators Apply an Anti-Christian Religious Test for Government Officials
This is alarming. If you want to get a sense of the hatred behind this, watch the video of Sanders’s questioning here.

Planning for the Future
Knowing how much Ligonier’s and R C Sproul’s ministry has meant to so many, here’s an encouraging update on the planning that’s going into maintaining this valuable ministry into the future.

Answer these 14 questions before you preach
Peter Adam shares 14 questions to guide preachers in making the most of their sermon preparation.

Is there such a thing as a “Churchless Christian”?
This article contains a helpful summary of church membership:

What does it mean to be a member of the church? Being a member of a church reveals at least three truths: (1) obedience to God; (2) submission to the means God has provided; and (3) service to other members through the use of one’s gifts.

Unplanned Pregnancy in your Congregation
Would a woman with an unplanned pregnancy in your congregation, know who to turn to?

Our research found that as many as 36 percent of women who had an abortion were attending church at least once a month at the time of their abortion. A 2014 study conducted by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute found that 56 percent of women who obtained abortions said they were Christians. Clearly abortion is the church’s sin, not just the world’s.

Who Killed the Contemporary Christian Music Industry?
This article explores the dramatic decline in CCM popularity:

In CCM’s heyday, approximately 50 million CCM albums were sold annually. In 2014, that number had plummeted to 17 million. CCM Magazine has long since ceased printing issues, and modern Christian songwriters struggle to penetrate the masses, outside of writing worship songs for church gatherings.

Abstinence-Only Champion Appointed To Health And Human Services
The Trump administration has appointed leading abstinence-only advocate Valerie Huber to a position in the Department of Health and Human Services — and sex educators are outraged.

Kindle Books

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting by Dave Furman $3.99.

What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps(and What Really Hurts) by Nancy Guthrie $3.99.

The Parables of Jesus by James Montgomery Boice $0.79.


William Perkins Conference
Video of the lectures at the recent William Perkins conference in Cambridge. You can buy the first four volumes of Perkins’ Works here.

Listen to Romans recited by Andy Naselli
Experience the book of Romans in an entirely new way. Andy Naselli recites the entire book from memory. A unique and beautiful sermon!