• Affluence and Discontentment by Tim Challies

    Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,” Jesus said as He recalled the beauty of a common lily (Luke 12:27). And I suspect that even Solomon in all his splendor could not have imagined …Read More

  • Defending the Faith in the United Kingdom: An Interview with John Blanchard by John Blanchard

    Tabletalk: What were the circumstances surrounding your conversion to Christ, and how did you become a Christian? John Blanchard: Returning to my native Channel Island of Guernsey at the end of World War II, following my evacuation to the Hebrides, …Read More

  • Desiring Contentment by Burk Parsons

    God has put eternity in our hearts. He has inscribed heaven on our souls. He created us to long for a perfect world and to desire what is supremely ideal. We want to be fully and finally free from the …Read More

  • Finding Contentment by Melissa Kruger

    From our earliest years, we place a variety of personal qualifications on our contentment. If only we could possess that new toy, get into the right peer group, gain acceptance to a particular college, find job satisfaction, marry the person …Read More

  • Having and Wanting by Jon Payne

    A mentor of mine once remarked, “It’s OK to have nice things; it’s not OK for nice things to have you.” While helpful, this counsel fails to satisfy the niggling questions that Christians routinely have concerning wealth and possessions. Is …Read More

  • Ministering to College Students in Your Church by Les Newsom

    The American university systeme is a life experience unlike many others. Granted, college life stands out as unique for both positive and negative reasons. On the one hand, higher education can be a deeply enriching and fulfilling period in life. …Read More

  • Our New Affection by Sinclair Ferguson

    In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” At the top was Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” Second on the list (presuming no bias in the choices made by the magazine) came the Rolling …Read More

  • Perfectly Human by R.C. Sproul

    Over the past two centuries, much has been written in evangelical circles on the deity of Christ. This has been good and necessary, for many people deny that Jesus is the Son of God incarnate. Sometimes I fear, however, that …Read More

  • Seeking the Welfare of the City by Danny Wuerffel

    Cities are complex organisms. In an effort to truly seek the welfare of an entire city, it’s a daunting task to determine where to begin or where to focus. I’m no expert at cities. Others are far more qualified than …Read More

  • When No One Comes to Christ by Jay Bauman

    As a pastor, I have learned that there are seasons in my life and ministry when spiritual fruit is not as evident as it should be. It is not as evident to others, and it is not even as evident …Read More