Tabletalk 2011: The First Six Months
For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed as a magazine for the church. So it strives to help explain important, biblical doctrines and events that shape the church while encouraging people to reflect the image of Christ in both word and deed.
We are proud to follow that same trajectory in 2011—dealing with issues that challenge, exhort, and encourage God’s people. And all this is offered on top of our daily devotional readings and various columns, which deal with entirely different topics throughout the year. What follows is a brief look at what’s coming in the next six months:
In January, we will continue our overview studies of one particular portion of Scripture. This time it’s the New Testament Epistles. The February issue takes as its cue C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters and offers up its own version with 20 letters from a senior demon to a junior demon. March will offer a helpful overview of the way Christians since the Reformation have understood the law and its three uses—civil, pedagogical, and didactic. In April, we’ll look at how Christ is revealed in the Old Testament by focusing on its major portions—the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. We’ll also consider how Christ ought to be preached from the Old Testament, as well as the characteristics of apostolic preaching that we see in the New Testament. The May issue will continue our annual look into church history with a sweeping overview of the eleventh century (which includes the Great Schism and the start of the Crusades). Finally, in June we’ll be looking at the old covenant Sabbath—do principles surrounding the day still apply today in the new covenant? We’ll have perspectives from a seventh-day sabbatarian, a Sunday sabbatarian, a Baptist, and a Lutheran included in this issue.
Various contributors—some old, some new—have come alongside us in order to help produce thought-provoking, yet trustworthy teaching on these topics. Also, be on the look out for opportunities to interact with us on Facebook (facebook.com/tabletalk) and Twitter (twitter.com/Tabletalk_Mag).