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  • Relevant, Old Paths

    from Burk Parsons Dec 09, 2017 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
  • The Secret of John Calvin’s Greatness

    from Burk Parsons Aug 26, 2017 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
  • Real Joy Comes from God

    from Burk Parsons Jul 29, 2017 Category: Articles

    Christianity is a religion of joy. Real joy comes from God, who has invaded us, conquered us, and liberated us from eternal death and sadness—who has given us hope and joy because He has poured out His love within our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom He has given us (Rom. 5:5).  Keep Reading
  • 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

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