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  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, May 2011

    from Tim Challies May 02, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The May edition of Tabletalk is out. Continuing our ongoing series on the history of the church, this month's issue focuses on the eleventh century looking at the great schism between the churches in the East and West, the investiture controversy, the crusades, and Anselm of Canterbury. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, Justin Holcomb, Mark Driscoll, Michael Brown, Keith Mathison, and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading
  • Killing Anger

    from Tim Challies Apr 29, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    In his column in the April edition of Tabletalk, John Piper writes this: "In marriage, anger rivals lust as a killer. My guess is that anger is a worse enemy than lust. It also destroys other kinds of camaraderie. Some people have more anger than they think, because it has disguises. When willpower hinders rage, anger smolders beneath the surface, and the teeth of the soul grind with frustration. It can come out in tears that look more like hurt. But the heart has learned that this may be the only way to hurt back." Keep Reading
  • An Interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    from Tim Challies Apr 28, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his presidential duties, Mohler hosts Thinking in Public, an interview forum about frontline theological and cultural matters; and The Briefing, which seeks to enable Christians to think biblically about current events. He has served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches and came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Keep Reading
  • Young Women, Idolatry & the Powerful Gospel

    from Tim Challies Apr 26, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    We are all inveterate worshipers — it’s just something we do without thinking about it. Worshiping is part of our nature because God created us to worship Him, and, by doing so, we bring both Him and ourselves deep pleasure (Pss. 16:11; 149:4). The world is full of worshipers, and some of them actually worship God. But the truth is that most of us worship idols. Keep Reading
  • Googling Ourselves to Death

    from Tim Challies Apr 21, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    I distinctly remember the period after I first began to embrace Reformed theology while a pastor with Calvary Chapel in Europe. The Bible had come alive to me as a result of having discovered that “the gospel” was not just the “Roman Road” down which we take unbelievers in order to get them to “pray the prayer” and accept Jesus into their hearts, but it was so much more. The gospel as I came to realize, refers not just to our evangelistic tactics and formulae, but to all of the doctrines of grace that shape our lives as Christians: election, regeneration, saving faith, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Keep Reading
  • The Victory Parade We Don’t Deserve

    from Tim Challies Apr 19, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "Though I didn’t think such was possible, my esteem for both my father and the Bible took a rather sudden spike. I was blessed to be sitting in a seminary class, while he stood, teaching. He mentioned, almost in passing, this notion that rocked my world. 'Some scholars,' he said (and by the way he said it I had a strong suspicion that he was one of those scholars), 'believe that the ‘man’ Joshua met outside the wall of Jericho was a pre-incarnate manifestation of the second person of the Trinity, a christophany.'" Keep Reading
  • Meeting Jesus at an Old Testament Feast

    from Tim Challies Apr 14, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "The default sin of the human heart is to put ourselves first. 'It really is all about me!' was once a funny t-shirt slogan; it has now become a way of life. Unless preachers and Bible teachers are careful, the way we handle Scripture can actually feed this beast. We rush to application, consumed by the question, 'How is this relevant to me?'" Keep Reading
  • The Christ of the Old and New

    from Tim Challies Apr 05, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    "We have all heard the ancient maxim about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments: 'The new is in the old concealed, and the old is in the new revealed.' While the words concealed and revealed do not entirely accurately describe the relationship between the testaments, they do help us grasp the fundamental truth that the New Testament is found in seed form throughout the pages of the Old Testament and that the Old Testament blossoms forth as a flower in the New Testament." Keep Reading
  • Links We Liked (4/2/11)

    from Tim Challies Apr 02, 2011 Category: Articles

    Here is a round-up of some of the notable blogs and articles our team read this week. Keep Reading
  • Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, April 2011

    from Tim Challies Apr 01, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    The April edition of Tabletalk is out. This month's issue looks at how a humiliated and exalted Messiah is revealed in the Old Testament, as well as how Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled those expectations.. Contributors include R.C. Sproul, John Piper, John Sittema, Albert Mohler, Elyse Fitzpatrick and R.C. Sproul Jr. Keep Reading

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