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  • Keep the Presence of God

    from Tim Challies Nov 15, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    On vacation, I kept a copy of Jonathan Edwards’ sermons on my bedside table as a way of going to sleep with a God-centered mind. One of those sermons was called “Keeping the Presence of God.” It was preached on a colony-wide fast day in April 1742. The second wave of the First Great Awakening had crested in the vicinity, and Edwards was seeing both the good and bad fallout of revival. He saw spiritual dangers lurking everywhere. In the next year, as he preached his famous series on the religious affections, he would become the most careful analyst and student of human hearts that had been wakened in the revival. What he saw in those hearts was mixed. Keep Reading
  • From Pastor to President

    from Tim Challies Nov 10, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Philip Graham Ryken is the president of Wheaton College, where he also teaches theology. Prior to his appointment as president of Wheaton in July 2010, Dr. Ryken served as the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for ten years. This month's issue of Tabletalk features a fascinating interview with Dr. Ryken in which he answers questions like these... Keep Reading
  • In Defense of Words

    from Tim Challies Nov 02, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    This month's issue of Tabletalk magazine seeks to unpack the biblical-theological meaning of certain words commonly used in Scripture that, nonetheless, remain either largely misunderstood or not fully understood among laymen. Here is how Burk Parsons begins his editorial introduction... Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2011

    from Tim Challies Nov 01, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The November edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue seeks to unpack the biblical-theological meaning of certain words commonly used in Scripture that, nonetheless, remain either largely misunderstood or not fully understood among laymen. These include Amen, Blessing, Church, Covenant, Glory, Heaven, Kingdom, Loyal-Love, and Worship. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Derek Thomas, Michael Horton, Carl Trueman, Kevin DeYoung, Donald Whitney, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • A Purpose in the Pain: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada

    from Tim Challies Oct 18, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Joni Eareckson Tada has lived in a wheelchair for more than forty years due to a diving accident at age seventeen. She is the founder of Joni and Friends, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community through various outreach and church training programs. Joni and Friends has distributed more than thirty-eight thousand wheelchairs worldwide through Wheels for the World.  Keep Reading
  • Death Does Not Have the Last Word

    from Tim Challies Oct 13, 2011 Category: Articles

    The guns of secular naturalism, when aimed at the Christian faith, resemble not so much shotguns as carefully aimed rifles. The chief target of the naturalist is the biblical doctrine of creation. If the doctrine of creation falls, all of Judeo-Christianity falls with it. Every skeptic understands that. Thus the constant shooting at Genesis 1. Keep Reading
  • That the Scriptures Might Be Fulfilled

    from Tim Challies Oct 06, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The glory of Jesus Christ shines more clearly when we see Him in His proper relation to the Old Testament. He has a magnificent relation to all that was written. It is not surprising that this is the case, because He is called the Word of God incarnate (John 1:14). Would not the Word of God incarnate be the sum and consummation of the Word of God written? Consider these summary statements and the texts that support them. Keep Reading
  • Death, Disease & the Gospel

    from Tim Challies Oct 04, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    This month's issue of Tabletalk explores the nature of death and disease from a biblical perspective and seeks to provide meaning and hope in the midst of the harsh realities of life in a sinful world. Tabletalk editor Burk Parsons begins his "Coram Deo" column in this way... Keep Reading

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