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  • Our Ancient Foe

    from Tim Challies May 17, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Talk of the Devil and spiritual warfare makes some people roll their eyes. We live in an age of particle accelerators, microchips, and organ transplants. The Devil? Why, he’s nothing more than a medieval superstition created to scare naughty children. We can’t take any of that seriously. Keep Reading
  • Schism and the Local Church

    from Tim Challies May 12, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "Although the Great Schism occurred in the eleventh century, dealing with schismatic people in the local church has been a problem since the days of the apostles." This problem is the theme of Michael Brown's article in the current issue of Tabletalk. "Schism is a division within or split from a church. It occurs in a congregation or denomination when a faction is formed on the basis of something other than the faith once for all delivered to the saints. It is distinguished from heresy, which is false teaching about doctrine. While heresies can (and often do) lead to schisms, most schisms in the local church do not involve heresy. They usually erupt from some 'quarrel over opinions' (Rom. 14:1) in matters not essential to the faith." Keep Reading
  • Anselm

    from Tim Challies May 05, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "Anselm held the position of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. A Benedictine monk, philosopher, and theologian, he stands as one of the most significant thinkers in the history of the Western church." While Anselm's name is widely known, his impact is not. In his article in the current edition of Tabletalk magazine, R.C. Sproul looks at this man's life and influence. Keep Reading
  • An 11th Century Reformer

    from Tim Challies May 03, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In this month's editorial introduction to the May issue of Tabletalk--an issue that looks to the church of the 11th century--Burk Parsons writes about a little-known Christian monarch. "Queen Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045–1093) is barely mentioned in the annals of church history. Nevertheless, she was used of God mightily in eleventh-century Scotland. While the first crusade raged, while schism rent the church in the East, and while Anselm ministered in her homeland of England, Margaret was on her knees praying earnestly for her husband, the king of Scotland." Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, May 2011

    from Tim Challies May 02, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The May edition of Tabletalk is out. Continuing our ongoing series on the history of the church, this month's issue focuses on the eleventh century looking at the great schism between the churches in the East and West, the investiture controversy, the crusades, and Anselm of Canterbury. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Justin Holcomb, Mark Driscoll, Michael Brown, Keith Mathison, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • Killing Anger

    from Tim Challies Apr 29, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In his column in the April edition of Tabletalk, John Piper writes this: "In marriage, anger rivals lust as a killer. My guess is that anger is a worse enemy than lust. It also destroys other kinds of camaraderie. Some people have more anger than they think, because it has disguises. When willpower hinders rage, anger smolders beneath the surface, and the teeth of the soul grind with frustration. It can come out in tears that look more like hurt. But the heart has learned that this may be the only way to hurt back." Keep Reading
  • An Interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    from Tim Challies Apr 28, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his presidential duties, Mohler hosts Thinking in Public, an interview forum about frontline theological and cultural matters; and The Briefing, which seeks to enable Christians to think biblically about current events. He has served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches and came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Keep Reading
  • Young Women, Idolatry & the Powerful Gospel

    from Tim Challies Apr 26, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    We are all inveterate worshipers — it’s just something we do without thinking about it. Worshiping is part of our nature because God created us to worship Him, and, by doing so, we bring both Him and ourselves deep pleasure (Pss. 16:11; 149:4). The world is full of worshipers, and some of them actually worship God. But the truth is that most of us worship idols. Keep Reading
  • Googling Ourselves to Death

    from Tim Challies Apr 21, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    I distinctly remember the period after I first began to embrace Reformed theology while a pastor with Calvary Chapel in Europe. The Bible had come alive to me as a result of having discovered that “the gospel” was not just the “Roman Road” down which we take unbelievers in order to get them to “pray the prayer” and accept Jesus into their hearts, but it was so much more. The gospel as I came to realize, refers not just to our evangelistic tactics and formulae, but to all of the doctrines of grace that shape our lives as Christians: election, regeneration, saving faith, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Keep Reading
  • The Victory Parade We Don’t Deserve

    from Tim Challies Apr 19, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "Though I didn’t think such was possible, my esteem for both my father and the Bible took a rather sudden spike. I was blessed to be sitting in a seminary class, while he stood, teaching. He mentioned, almost in passing, this notion that rocked my world. 'Some scholars,' he said (and by the way he said it I had a strong suspicion that he was one of those scholars), 'believe that the ‘man’ Joshua met outside the wall of Jericho was a pre-incarnate manifestation of the second person of the Trinity, a christophany.'" Keep Reading

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