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  • Nothing Like the Church

    from Robert Rayburn Oct 27, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    It should come as no surprise that in Western culture, triumphantly individualistic as it is, institutions tend to suffer in people’s estimations. Christians, shaped too much by this culture, predictably have a diminished appreciation even for their very own institution. They may recognize a certain need for the church, but neither loyalty to and love for her, on the one hand, nor a conviction that an individual Christian’s fortunes are bound up with those of the church, on the other, is as central to Christian piety as in earlier ages. Christians nowadays do not typically sing songs in their worship that express the same sentiment as did the once treasured hymns “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken,” “The Church’s One Foundation,” or “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord.” Keep Reading
  • A Purpose in the Pain: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada

    from Tim Challies Oct 18, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Joni Eareckson Tada has lived in a wheelchair for more than forty years due to a diving accident at age seventeen. She is the founder of Joni and Friends, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community through various outreach and church training programs. Joni and Friends has distributed more than thirty-eight thousand wheelchairs worldwide through Wheels for the World.  Keep Reading
  • That the Scriptures Might Be Fulfilled

    from Tim Challies Oct 06, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The glory of Jesus Christ shines more clearly when we see Him in His proper relation to the Old Testament. He has a magnificent relation to all that was written. It is not surprising that this is the case, because He is called the Word of God incarnate (John 1:14). Would not the Word of God incarnate be the sum and consummation of the Word of God written? Consider these summary statements and the texts that support them. Keep Reading
  • Death, Disease & the Gospel

    from Tim Challies Oct 04, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    This month's issue of Tabletalk explores the nature of death and disease from a biblical perspective and seeks to provide meaning and hope in the midst of the harsh realities of life in a sinful world. Tabletalk editor Burk Parsons begins his "Coram Deo" column in this way... Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, October 2011

    from Tim Challies Sep 30, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The October edition of Tabletalk is out. Death and disease affect everyone, even Christians. This issue explores the nature of death and disease from a biblical perspective, providing hope to those who trust in Jesus and encouraging believers to view these heinous effects of sin in light of God's revelation and promises. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Nicholas Batzig, Harry Reeder, Kevin DeYoung, Donald Whitney, Joni Eareckson Tada, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • The Days of the Dead

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 27, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    September 11, 2001, was, in many respects, a rather ordinary day. I began the day working at my desk, writing. But my plans quickly changed. Many of us spent hours staring not at our computer screens but at our television screens. We were stunned, staggered, overcome with disbelief. Keep Reading
  • Happy Pastors

    from Tim Challies Sep 20, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    As the star of the television series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe suits up and labors in some of the most dirty and dangerous work environments possible. To date, he hasn’t tried pastoring. But pastoring qualifies as a dirty job, which is reflected in the most common biblical metaphor for the job: shepherd. Being a shepherd is difficult, demanding, and — if done well — exhausting. Pastors with any experience in the field will know exactly what I mean. Keep Reading
  • An Interview with Paul David Tripp

    from Tim Challies Sep 15, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Paul David Tripp is president of Paul Tripp Ministries, which has as its mission statement, “Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.” In addition to being a gifted communicator and sought-after conference speaker, Dr. Tripp is professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas; the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas; and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written eleven books on Christian living, including Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change. Keep Reading
  • Where Is Your Hope?

    from Tim Challies Sep 14, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The story is told that a financially comfortable North American went to visit a mission church that was located in the village dump in a city in Africa. Wondering, he shadowed the pastor for much of the day until he finally burst out and said, “Where is your hope?” He could find no tools with which the pastor could work, no materials with which he could build, no food that he could pass on to the poverty-stricken people. “Where is your hope?” Keep Reading
  • Ten Years Later by R.C. Sproul

    from Tim Challies Sep 11, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    A full decade has passed since America suffered the tragedy of 9/11. Ten years ago, I repeatedly heard the question raised: “Where was God in all of this? Where was God on 9/11 when the planes crashed into the twin towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania?” My answer then was the same as it is now: God was in the precise place on 9/11 that He was on the day before and the day after. Keep Reading

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