Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact
These tips on how to produce more AND better eye-contact in public speaking apply also to preaching.

This might be the key to a happy marriage | USA Today
After interviewing 468 married individuals on relationship satisfaction, covering everything from communication habits to finances, they found that the “most consistent significant predictor” of happy marriages was whether one’s spouse expressed gratitude. 

10 Ways that Satan Loves to Watch Marriages Fall Apart | Biblical Counseling Coalition
“We don’t need Satan to ruin our marriage. We do plenty of unhelpful thingson our own to ruin our marriages. I’m sure Satan enjoys having a front row seat, watching our folly and foolishness.”

Particle Board Preaching | Nick Batzig
“Particle board preaching, like particle board furniture, looks attractive from the outside to many, seems affordable and convinces us that it will get the job done; however, we can be absolutely sure of one thing–nothing about it will last.”

5 Ways to Deepen Your Preaching | Gavin Ortlund
Much good direction here, for example: “It isn’t enough, then, to proclaim truth clearly. You must connect that truth to the struggles of real life—whatever issues are most entangling and hindering the people right in front of you. And to do so effectively you need not only courage and wisdom, but also deep enough relationships to know what those issues are.”

Delighting in Death? | Carl R. Trueman
Carl wrestles with what has frequently puzzled me: “What I cannot understand, however, is the way so many see abortion as a badge of honor and a source of pride and joy. To argue that abortion is a tragic but necessary evil is one thing; it is quite another to smile for the camera while wearing a tee-shirt which proudly boasts that you have had one.”

10 Convictions About Labor and Birth from a Christian Worldview | Gloria Furman
I was surprised by how much material there is in the Bible around this subject.

Kindle Books

The Betrayal: A Novel on John Calvin by Douglas Bond $0.99.

Sermons That Shaped America: Reformed Preaching from 1630 to 2001 $1.99.

Management Essentials for Christian Ministries $2.99. If you can’t pick up a few worthwhile tips from a book like this, you must be in heaven.

Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration by Matthew Barrett $0.99.

Recommended New Book

Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word by Voddie Baucham


Why Abortion is Unjust Discrimination