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  • Listening Before Answering

    from Tim Challies Mar 24, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "It is arrogant to answer before you hear. Humility does not presume that it knows precisely what a person is asking until the questioner has finished asking the question. How many times have I jumped to a wrong conclusion by starting to formulate my answer before I heard the whole question! Often it is the last word in the question that turns the whole thing around and makes you realize that the questioner is not asking what you thought he was." Keep Reading
  • It Takes a Church to Raise a Child

    from Tim Challies Mar 17, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    You've got to love the title of this one: "It Takes a Church to Raise a Child." Rev. Mark Bates is senior pastor of Village Seven Presbyterian Church and is a Bible teacher at Evangelical Christian Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. And in the March issue of Tabletalk he writes about parenting saying, "Parenting is not for the faint of heart..." Keep Reading
  • Ministering by the Life-Giving Spirit

    from Tim Challies Mar 15, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Following a 1970s Jesus Movement conversion, I served in youth ministry, where I subjected poor students to nearly every fad imaginable — all, I told myself, to have young people come to Christ. I then served as a pastor, an office I have held for thirty years. Along the way, I have made many blunders — far too many to chronicle here. One mistake that I hope to avoid, however, is ministering with external methods that cannot give life. Keep Reading
  • The Goodness of the Law

    from Tim Challies Mar 10, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In his contribution to this month's issue of Tabletalk, R.C. Sproul wonders how the psalmist can have such great love for God's law. "'Oh how I love your law!' (Ps. 119:97). What a strange statement of affection. Why would anyone direct his love toward the law of God? The law limits our choices, restricts our freedom, torments our consciences, and pushes us down with a mighty weight that cannot be overcome, and yet the psalmist declares his affection for the law in passionate terms. He calls the law sweeter than honey to his mouth (Ps. 119:3)." Keep Reading
  • Our Liberating God

    from Tim Challies Mar 03, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Why would anyone love the law of God? Why would we love that which constantly tells us what miserable wretches we are, daily points out all our shortcomings, relentlessly reminds us of all our death-deserving sins, and keeps knocking us down to our knees, leaving us crying out for help?  Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, March 2011

    from Tim Challies Mar 01, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The March edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue explores the hard questions revolving around God’s law in the lives of Christians today. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, David Hall, Carl Trueman, Mark Bates, Chad Van Dixhoorn and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • Vehicles for Giving the Self

    from Tim Challies Feb 15, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Throughout 2011 we are conducting interviews with influential pastors, scholars, and artist. This interview column will serve to show the lives and ministries of these interviewees, in order to stir our readers on to live more holy lives. This month the editors of Tabletalk interviewed Michael Card. Keep Reading
  • Confessions of a Bibliophile

    from Tim Challies Feb 10, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    If you read Tabletalk magazine or if you are a regular reader of this blog, it will come as no surprise to you to hear Keith Mathison confess to being a bibliophile. In his contribution to this month's issue of Tabletalk he writes, "According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a bibliophile is 'A lover of books; a book-fancier.' Although this is a helpful definition, I’m not entirely sure I want to refer to myself as a 'fancier' of anything. I’m from Texas. We either like something or we don’t. We don’t 'fancy' things. It's...unnatural." Keep Reading
  • Does the Church Know Her Commission?

    from Tim Challies Feb 07, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Have you ever wished you could have a do-over? Have you ever looked back on a situation in which you know that you really botched the job and you just wish you could have another crack at it? That is the way I often feel when I reflect back on some of my less-than-fruitful efforts at evangelism when I was in college. Keep Reading

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