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  • The Gospel and the Oncology Waiting Room

    from Tim Challies Aug 25, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Here is how Mike Polman begins his article from this month's issue of Tabletalk: "I recently sat with my wife in the waiting room at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. We were there to meet with Dr. Lupe Salazar to receive the results of Julia’s latest PET/CT scans. The goal: to determine if the cancer was progressing. This drill is an example of our “new normal” since the diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer on Mother’s Day weekend in 2009." Keep Reading
  • Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea

    from Tim Challies Aug 18, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    What is “let-go-and-let-God” theology? It’s called Keswick theology, and it’s one of the most significant strands of second-blessing theology. It assumes that Christians experience two “blessings.” The first is getting “saved,” and the second is getting serious. The change is dramatic: from a defeated life to a victorious life; from a lower life to a higher life; from a shallow life to a deeper life; from a fruitless life to a more abundant life; from being “carnal” to being “spiritual”; and from merely having Jesus as your Savior to making Jesus your Master. People experience this second blessing through surrender and faith: “Let go and let God.” Keep Reading
  • He Loves Me, He Really Loves Me

    from Karisa Schlehr Aug 16, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    I have had the privilege of attending a series of Ligonier Ministries National Conferences, and along the way I have noticed a little phenomenon or tradition that takes place at the beginning of these events. For many of the people who attend, these conferences mark an annual opportunity to connect with friends. Many people have attended the conference year after year, and along the way they have met new friends or have reconnected with old friends. The conference offers a once-per-year opportunity to spend a little time together and to catch up on the year that has gone by. Keep Reading
  • A Revival of Calvinism

    from Tim Challies Aug 11, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Iain H. Murray is cofounder of Banner of Truth Trust in Edinburgh, Scotland, and an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. He is a prominent author and biographer, having written more than twenty books. The August issue of Tabletalk contains an interview with Mr. Murray. Keep Reading
  • The Unholy Pursuit of God in Moby Dick

    from Tim Challies Aug 09, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Here is a unique title for a Tabletalk article: "The Unholy Pursuit of God in Moby Dick." This is the title of R.C. Sproul's contribution to the August issue. It begins like this... Keep Reading
  • Writing for God’s Glory

    from Tim Challies Aug 02, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Each of us was born with an imagination. Since creation, we have possessed the ability to form unseen images and original ideas in our minds — to visualize neverbefore seen characters and to craft intricately interwoven themes never experienced by anyone at any time in history. With our imaginations, we create stories and thus create imaginary worlds where there are heroes and villains, brave little hobbits, and great white whales. Keep Reading
  • What do you get when you ask an introvert to write an article about friendship?”

    from Noël Piper Jul 28, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "I was sixty years old when this story began — when I was forced to have friends. I am ashamed that, until then, I could have remained so ignorant of what God intended friendship to be. At the same time, I am filled with gratitude that God didn’t leave me alone." Read the whole thing. Keep Reading
  • Amazing Love

    from Tim Challies Jul 21, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    This month's issue of Tabletalk includes an article from John Piper titled "Amazing Love." It begins like this: The love of Christ for us in His dying was as conscious as His suffering was intentional. “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us” (1 John 3:16). If He was intentional in laying down His life, it was for us. It was love. “When Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). Every step on the Calvary road meant, “I love you.” Keep Reading
  • An Interview with Matt Chandler

    from Tim Challies Jul 19, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. He has become a leader in the evangelical world through his ministry at the Village Church, his involvement in the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, his teaching at multiple conferences, and most recently through his faithful witness to Jesus Christ while battling a malignant brain tumor. Keep Reading
  • A Sacrificial Ethic

    from Tim Challies Jul 14, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Paul the apostle wrote to the Romans, encouraging them to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (12:1). The notion of sacrifice may seem foreign to our contemporary ears today, but it certainly would not have been so during the first century when the apostle penned these words. In fact, the image of sacrifice was implicit in just about everyone’s understanding of worship in antiquity. It makes perfect sense, therefore, for Paul to exhort his readers to spiritual worship using the imagery of sacrifice. Keep Reading

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