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  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, December 2011

    from Tim Challies Dec 01, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The December edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue examines the brokenness afflicting all households and seeks to offer hope amid the turmoil through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It aims to provide wise biblical direction for all readers as we seek to live out the gospel in caring daily for our own families and other families around us. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Scott Anderson, John Starke, Anthony Carter, Burk Parsons, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • God’s Hammer

    from Tim Challies Nov 22, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Sometimes, indeed often, we build and maintain our paradigms for our own comfort. Our worldviews are usually less the result of careful, dispassionate, sober-minded analysis and more the result of self-serving, special pleading, rationalization of our sin. We believe not because these beliefs commend themselves to our minds but because in our minds the beliefs commend us. It is these habits of our desperately deceitful hearts that make us miss the voice of God. He speaks, but we hear what we want to. Keep Reading
  • What Kind of Unity?

    from William W. Goligher Nov 17, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Thomas Manton, a seventeenth century minister, once wrote, “Divisions in the church breed atheism in the world.” Certainly the lack of unity in the church distracts minds, breaks hearts, squanders energy, and inhibits evangelism. Unity in the church is important to God. John 17 has been described as “a standing monument of Christ’s affection to the Church.” Keep Reading
  • Keep the Presence of God

    from Tim Challies Nov 15, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    On vacation, I kept a copy of Jonathan Edwards’ sermons on my bedside table as a way of going to sleep with a God-centered mind. One of those sermons was called “Keeping the Presence of God.” It was preached on a colony-wide fast day in April 1742. The second wave of the First Great Awakening had crested in the vicinity, and Edwards was seeing both the good and bad fallout of revival. He saw spiritual dangers lurking everywhere. In the next year, as he preached his famous series on the religious affections, he would become the most careful analyst and student of human hearts that had been wakened in the revival. What he saw in those hearts was mixed. Keep Reading
  • From Pastor to President

    from Tim Challies Nov 10, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Philip Graham Ryken is the president of Wheaton College, where he also teaches theology. Prior to his appointment as president of Wheaton in July 2010, Dr. Ryken served as the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for ten years. This month's issue of Tabletalk features a fascinating interview with Dr. Ryken in which he answers questions like these... Keep Reading
  • Problematic Analogies and Prayerful Adoration

    from Carl R. Trueman Nov 08, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Ask any children’s Sunday school teacher what the most difficult thing to teach is and he will almost certainly tell you: “The doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one but exists in three persons.” Ask them how they do it and you will probably find them outlining an analogy: “God is like water, ice, and steam” is one of the more popular. Keep Reading
  • Amen

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 03, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    And all the people said… “Amen!” The “amen corner” has had an important place in the life of the church throughout the ages. However, it is rare to find such a spot among Presbyterians. We are known as God’s frozen chosen for a reason. It has been said that the Methodists like to shout “Fire,” the Baptists like to shout “Water,” and the Presbyterians like to softly say, “Order, order.” Nevertheless, in spite of the idiosyncrasies of various ecclesiastical persuasions, the function of the word amen far transcends denominational usages in the modern era. Keep Reading
  • In Defense of Words

    from Tim Challies Nov 02, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    This month's issue of Tabletalk magazine seeks to unpack the biblical-theological meaning of certain words commonly used in Scripture that, nonetheless, remain either largely misunderstood or not fully understood among laymen. Here is how Burk Parsons begins his editorial introduction... Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2011

    from Tim Challies Nov 01, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The November edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue seeks to unpack the biblical-theological meaning of certain words commonly used in Scripture that, nonetheless, remain either largely misunderstood or not fully understood among laymen. These include Amen, Blessing, Church, Covenant, Glory, Heaven, Kingdom, Loyal-Love, and Worship. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Derek Thomas, Michael Horton, Carl Trueman, Kevin DeYoung, Donald Whitney, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • A Man More Sinned Against than Sinning?: The Portrait of Martin Luther in Contemporary New Testament Scholarship

    from Carl R. Trueman Oct 30, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    To put it bluntly, it seems to me that the current revision of the doctrine of justification as formulated by the advocates of the so-called New Perspective on Paul is nothing less than a fundamental repudiation not just of that Protestantism which seeks to stand within the creedal and doctrinal trajectories of the Reformation but also of virtually the entire Western tradition on justification from at least as far back as Augustine. Keep Reading

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