Preaching in a Secular Age
Al Mohler: “With the advance of secular pluralism, expository preaching must become the church’s strategy for survival.”

Having just one black teacher can keep black kids in school
Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys’ probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study found. And by high school, African-American students, both boys and girls, who had one African-American teacher had much stronger expectations of going to college.

10 Things You Should Know about the Trinity
#6: It’s the doctrine of who God must be if salvation is what we think it is. The Father who gave his Son and Spirit to save us must be a Father who always had a Son and Spirit. The Bible bundles Trinity and gospel, and so should we.

What do you do when you’re in the pit?
Three practices for pit-dwellers.

Ultimate Blame-shifting
A French man’s adulterous affair was discovered when his Uber app sent location updates to his wife’s phone.

And now with all the arrogance of one who had wanted to have his cake and eat it, he is seeking to blame Uber for the mess.

His lawyer said after lodging the case, “My client was the victim of a bug in an application. The bug has caused him problems in his private life.”

Check the language: “My client was a victim”—surely the aggrieved wife was the victim?? The ‘bug’ has caused the problems—seriously?!? The bug?? How about his unfaithfulness?

Kindle Books

A Woman’s Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything $2.99.

Unparalleled: How Christianity’s Uniqueness Makes It Compelling $1.99.

The Murder of Jesus $0.99.


Julia Bayer’s Cancer Testimony
This is a stunning proof of the power and beauty of Gospel hope.

Julia Bayer was diagnosed a year ago with ovarian cancer. This past year has been a very difficult year with the treatments & major surgeries and then the quick return of cancer this past April. Through it all Julia has found that she has grown so much in her faith. She says “As hard as it’s been, it’s strangely been one of the best years of my life. I’ve learned so much more of the character of God, how He faithfully walks with us in each step. I’ve learned about and experienced true joy, unexplainable peace and deep-rooted hope in Christ. God has been teaching Julia so much through this journey.