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  • The Attitude of Apologetics

    from Burk Parsons Jun 24, 2017 Category: Articles

    When people first hear the word apologetics, they typically think of our modern use of the word apology. They often conclude that the task of apologetics is apologizing for the Christian faith as if to say we are sorry for our faith. However, the word apologetics derives from the Greek word apologia, which means “to give an answer” or “to make a defense.” Apologetics is not an apology, it’s an answer—a defense of what we believe. In his first epistle, Peter writes, “In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). In his commentary on 1 Peter, Dr. R.C. Sproul writes:   Keep Reading
  • Tabletalk Milestone: 100,000 Copies to 60+ Countries Each Month

    from Burk Parsons May 24, 2016 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    We are grateful to God that Tabletalk has now reached an historic milestone of sending one hundred thousand copies out the door each month to readers in more than sixty countries. Keep Reading
  • The Ordinary Christian Life Is a Radical Life

    from Burk Parsons Mar 05, 2016 Category: Articles

    The ordinary Christian life is not the opposite of the radical Christian life. The ordinary Christian life is a radical life. Keep Reading
  • True Love

    from Burk Parsons Feb 13, 2016 Category: Articles

    God is love, and love never fails because God never fails. Love cannot be separated from God and cannot exist without Him. God's love is the foundation and definition of love, just as He is the source, fountain, sustainer, and enabler of love. God gives meaning to love, and without Him, love isn't only worthless but meaningless. Without God as its source and center, that which humans conceive of as love is impatient and unkind, envious and boastful, arrogant and rude, always insisting on its own way, irritable, resentful, rejoicing in wrongdoing and falsehood. Without God, love is nothing more than a hateful lie of Satan. Keep Reading
  • Good Old Calvinism

    from Burk Parsons Nov 07, 2015 Category: Articles

    John Calvin was a churchman for all ages. He was a reformer par excellence. He was a godly pastor who equipped his people for ministry. He was a humble revolutionary. He was a loyal husband, father, and friend. But above all Calvin was a man whose mind was humbled and whose heart was mastered by the Lord God Almighty. His life's prayer—"I offer my heart to you, O Lord, promptly and sincerely"—was an unwavering declaration of surrender to the Lord, whom he sought to love with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Keep Reading
  • Relevant, Old Paths

    from Burk Parsons Oct 24, 2015 Category: Articles

    My dad was fifty-two years old when I was born. When I was thirteen, he asked me if I was embarrassed that he was so much older than my friends' dads. I told him I wasn't embarrassed but that I respected him and learned more from him because he was older. He was born a few years after the end of World War I and fought in World War II. Keep Reading

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