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  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, April 2012

    from Nathan W. Bingham Apr 02, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The April edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue explores the God-centered life. With all levels of society pressuring Christians to pursue their own esteem and desires improperly, the necessity for addressing narcissism and combating it with a God-centered worldview gains even more importance. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with William Barcley, Michael Horton, Robert Letham, Albert Mohler, R.C. Sproul Jr., Justin Taylor, Derek Thomas, Bernie Van Eyk, Guy Prentiss Waters, and Trevin Wax. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies with featured columns by contributors such as Michael Haykin and David Murray. Keep Reading
  • Scripture and Science in Conflict?: An Interview With Stephen C. Meyer

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 29, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Tabletalk: What is your book Signature in the Cell all about? Keep Reading
  • Fallacious History

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 27, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    One of the most pressing but invisible threats to Christian thinking at the present time is that of fallacious history. Like carbon monoxide, it can kill; you just do not notice it is happening until it is too late. Fallacious history comes in numerous forms. The most obvious and influential are those pushed by popular culture. Movies are the primary culprits here. So powerful are the aesthetics of modern cinema that the stories the movies tell can be compelling for no other reason than that they seem so real. Thus, if there is a movie in which Americans crack the Enigma code in the Second World War, then the common assumption is, well, the Americans cracked the Enigma Code. (It was actually the British who did so.) Keep Reading
  • Christian Parenting

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 22, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Allie was having a rough night. She had already been disciplined once for slapping one of the pastor's sons across the face, and she had just done it again, this time to his brother. Her mother was humiliated and frustrated. Allie was angry, ashamed, and hopeless as she sat in her room awaiting the consequences. Keep Reading
  • It’s Not About You

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 13, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    After a particularly difficult marriage counseling session early in my first year of ministry, I called a mentor to debrief and decompress. He patiently heard me out and then offered a convicting assessment: “It sounds as if you’re more concerned about being right than you are about the couple you are counseling.” I knew immediately that he was right, but I made a mild protest and changed the subject. I didn’t want to face that truth about myself. It’s still hard to face the facts, but I can see now that in many different areas of my ministry, the focus has shifted from selfless service to selfish gain. It’s all about me. Keep Reading
  • The Coming of the Kingdom

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 08, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The gospel of Mark is notable for its lack of extended accounts of Jesus' teaching. Furthermore, Mark gives us noticeably fewer parables than do Matthew and Luke. However, in chapter 4 of his gospel, Mark records four parables. He begins with the lengthy parable of the sower, then follows with three short, pithy parables, each clearly communicating one central idea, as do most parables. All three of these parables teach us something about the kingdom of God. Keep Reading
  • Theological Narcissism

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 06, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Our self-centeredness is the heart of our pride and the foundation of our rebellion against God. We not only want to know as God knows, we want to inform God in what He knows. Just as our archnemesis deceived our first parents, so we, too, often fall prey to his schemes when we ignore God's law, negotiate our selfish desires with God, compromise His truth, rationalize our sin, and then attempt to hide from Him by closing our eyes and pretending He doesn't see us. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, March 2012

    from Nathan W. Bingham Mar 01, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The March edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue explores the narcissism that radically pervades contemporary culture. Scripture speaks of improper self-love often, constantly combating this destructive tendency, which is stimulated by sin and affects everyone in society, from the least to the greatest. This issue aims to encourage believers to think properly about themselves and the gifts God has bestowed upon them for the good of the church. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kelly Kapic, Eric Landry, Jonathan Leeman, John MacArthur, Stephen Meyer, Richard Phillips, Harry Reeder, R.C. Sproul Jr. and Carl Trueman. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies with featured columns by contributors such as Michael Haykin and David Murray. Keep Reading
  • A Child’s (Mis)understanding

    from Nathan W. Bingham Feb 23, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Like many, I have watched my fair share of films over the years, and the vast majority have been quite forgettable. There are a small number that I enjoyed enough to purchase in order to watch them again. But there are very, very few that were so powerful in one way or another that they have stayed with me years after seeing them. (I am still not sure I will ever forgive Walt Disney for the trauma inflicted by Old Yeller.) Keep Reading
  • Theology and Doxology

    from Nathan W. Bingham Feb 21, 2012 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In December 1967, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave an address to what was then known as the Puritan Conference, speaking on what some might have considered an esoteric topic: the teachings of a small eighteenth-century movement known as Sandemanianism. Ever a believer in the value of church history for guidance in the present, Lloyd-Jones argued that the errors of this movement had much to teach his hearers, for he felt that there were far too many in contemporary evangelical circles who were replicating the central Sandemanian error, namely, that true faith can be held without deeply felt affections. Keep Reading