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  • Between Two Worlds: An Interview With Justin Taylor

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 19, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Tabletalk: What led you to start a blog? Justin Taylor: One of my favorite parts of elementary school was "show and tell." I've always enjoyed sharing with others those things that I find fascinating. Eight years ago, I would regularly send a small group of friends items of interest on the Internet, and blogging seemed like a natural extension of what I was already doing, except for a wider audience. My assumption was that many Christians are already on the web every day. My goal is simply to put before them a steady stream of edifying links, excerpts, and notices that will help us all grow in godliness for God's glory. Keep Reading
  • Not So Fast

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 17, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    When Jim and Sandra (not their real names) asked me about leaving their church, I said, "Not so fast." Since then, I've counseled a number of couples and individuals in similar situations. And whenever the issue at hand does not concern biblical fidelity or theological compromise, I usually give the same caution about leaving a church: "Not so fast." Keep Reading
  • The Secret of Contentment

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 12, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Contentment is one of the most difficult Christian virtues to attain. Almost four hundred years ago, Jeremiah Burroughs referred to the "rare jewel" of Christian contentment. It is safe to say that contentment is no more common in our day than it was in Burroughs'. Yet, it remains one of the most crucial virtues. A contented Christian is the one who best knows God's sovereignty and rests in it. A contented Christian trusts God, is pure in heart, and is the one most willing to be used of God — however God sees fit. Keep Reading
  • Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 10, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The twentieth-century British pastor D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, "If we only spent more of our time in looking at Christ we should soon forget ourselves." Fixing our eyes on Christ is the first step and the entire path of the Christian life. Keep Reading
  • The Challenge of Same-Sex Unions

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 05, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In the world but not of the world? From the very beginning, the church has faced the challenge of responding to external events, trends, ideologies, and controversies. By definition, the church does not get to choose these challenges, but they have been thrust upon Christians by the world. The question always comes down to this: What now? Keep Reading
  • Jesus: The Only Savior

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 03, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    I cannot imagine an affirmation that would meet with more resistance from contemporary Westerners than the one Paul makes in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” This declaration is narrow and downright un-American. We have been inundated with the viewpoint that there are many roads that lead to heaven, and that God is not so narrow that He requires a strict allegiance to one way of salvation. If anything strikes at the root of the tree of pluralism and relativism, it is a claim of exclusivity to any one religion. A statement such as Paul makes in his first letter to Timothy is seen as bigoted and hateful. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, April 2012

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 02, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The April edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue explores the God-centered life. With all levels of society pressuring Christians to pursue their own esteem and desires improperly, the necessity for addressing narcissism and combating it with a God-centered worldview gains even more importance. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with William Barcley, Michael Horton, Robert Letham, Albert Mohler, R.C. Sproul Jr., Justin Taylor, Derek Thomas, Bernie Van Eyk, Guy Prentiss Waters, and Trevin Wax. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies with featured columns by contributors such as Michael Haykin and David Murray. Keep Reading
  • Scripture and Science in Conflict?: An Interview With Stephen C. Meyer

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 29, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Tabletalk: What is your book Signature in the Cell all about? Keep Reading
  • Fallacious History

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 27, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    One of the most pressing but invisible threats to Christian thinking at the present time is that of fallacious history. Like carbon monoxide, it can kill; you just do not notice it is happening until it is too late. Fallacious history comes in numerous forms. The most obvious and influential are those pushed by popular culture. Movies are the primary culprits here. So powerful are the aesthetics of modern cinema that the stories the movies tell can be compelling for no other reason than that they seem so real. Thus, if there is a movie in which Americans crack the Enigma code in the Second World War, then the common assumption is, well, the Americans cracked the Enigma Code. (It was actually the British who did so.) Keep Reading
  • Christian Parenting

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 22, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Allie was having a rough night. She had already been disciplined once for slapping one of the pastor's sons across the face, and she had just done it again, this time to his brother. Her mother was humiliated and frustrated. Allie was angry, ashamed, and hopeless as she sat in her room awaiting the consequences. Keep Reading

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