On August 25th, Ligonier hosted a Google Hangout with Dr. John MacArthur, president of The Master’s Seminary, and Dr. Stephen Nichols, president of Reformation Bible College. The discussion was based on the urgency to stand with conviction in a time of rapid cultural change.

The International Mission Board Plans to Cut 600-800 Missionaries and Staff – IMB president David Platt announced Thursday that the agency needs to cut at least 600 missionaries and staff in order to balance its budget. Those cuts are needed to make up for a $21 million deficit for 2015.

The 2016 G3 Conference – The 2016 G3 will be focused on the doctrine of the Trinity.  Although the conference will be held in January, there are only 125 seats remaining as of this morning.  If you’re planning to attend, you should go ahead and get your seat reserved.

When Did the Decline of Marriage Begin in America? – Joe Carter examines the negative trends that have led to a decline and eventual redefining of marriage in America.

Mailbag #13: Baptism before Communion; Moderating Members’ Meetings; Cooperating with Other Churches in Church Discipline; How to Transition to Elders and Deacons – Jonathan Leeman answers questions that were sent to 9Marks and some of the questions are worth reading and thinking through.

Ashley Madison and the Death of Monogamy – Albert Mohler writes, “The mainstream media seems to know that the Ashley Madison hacking story is big news, but the main concern seems to be more about embarrassment than shamefulness.”