• An Eternal Perspective: An Interview with Randy Alcorn by Randy Alcorn

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian, and how did you receive the call to ministry? Randy Alcorn: I grew up without Christ and without the church. When I was in high school, I attended a church to see a …Read More

  • An Ordinary Girl of Extraordinary Faith by Simonetta Carr

    As sixteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey stood on the scaffold on a gray winter morning, she looked calmly out over the crowd of spectators. Then, mustering the strength she had asked God to provide, she spoke with such a poise and …Read More

  • The New Mendicant Orders by David Hogg

    From the earliest days of the medieval period, bishops were expected to preach regularly as they visited congregations throughout their dioceses, and in their absence, there was broad support for ordained presbyters (elders) to fill the vacancy. As in our …Read More

  • Informal Mentoring by Alvin Reid

    Jimmy arrived at my house promptly at 8 a.m. to take me to the airport. He has often done this for me. Jimmy and his wife, Natalie, head overseas later this year as missionaries. He has been in a small …Read More

  • Trust and Obey by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    The KISS principle—Keep It Simple, Stupid—is itself a rather simple principle. It argues that when we find ourselves entangled in complex and complicated arguments, chances are we have already left the proper playing field. While, for instance, the gospel is …Read More

  • Bless Those Who Admonish You by Alexander Strauch

    Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it” (Ps. 141:5). If there is a religion that unapologetically emphasizes human fallenness, sin, moral corruption, self-deceit, …Read More

  • The Blessing of God’s Discipline by J. Mark Beach

    Parents see the benefits of discipline more easily than their children. When I was a child, I never quite bought the idea that I was being punished because my parents loved me. I just didn’t size it up that way. …Read More

  • The Power of the Broken Body by Michael Beates

    Mention the word church and a vast array of images enter the mind. A steepled building housing a congregation; a movement of God across the centuries and the world; “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic”; “visible and invisible”; “militant and triumphant”; …Read More

  • The Assurance of Discipline by Burk Parsons

    The older I get, the more I wish my father had disciplined me more than he did, and the more I grow in Christ, the more I pray for my heavenly Father’s loving discipline. When we’re immature we see discipline …Read More

  • Discipline in the Home by Tom Ascol

    Early in our married life, my wife, Donna, spent two years working as a pediatric nurse at a large children’s hospital. Her unit regularly saw young patients who were in desperate need of medical care, sometimes extreme medical care. One …Read More

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