• Enlightenment by J. Nelson Jennings

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    Many Westerners’ impressions of Eastern spirituality have been shaped by gazing at puzzling statues of Buddha or by hearing George Harrison sing “My Sweet Lord” to Krishna. Those impressions can range from something unproductive to plain weird to strangely attractive …Read More

  • Why Are Eastern Religions So Attractive to So Many? by Winfried Corduan

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    Recently, I was talking to a Buddhist nun. Originally from Hanover, Germany, she had studied Buddhism in a course on religions, read a few more books, and left home and family to join an order in Taiwan. I asked her …Read More

  • Eastern Bankruptcy by Dan Iverson

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    My son, Danny, came home from his Japanese baseball practice exclaiming, “Dad, coach is making us worship the ground.” The coach had required them to bow toward the ground in worship. I called a Japanese pastor who said that this …Read More

  • Where East Meets West by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard, “I believe there’s a little bad in all that’s good and a little good in all that’s bad.” The problem is not the number of times I …Read More

  • Eastern Idolatry by Peter Jones

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    C.S. Lewis gets many things right. Years ago, he concluded that there were only two possible answers to the religious search: either Hinduism or Christianity, which are ultimate, contradictory expressions of religion—that is, either One-ist pantheism or Two-ist …Read More

  • Philosophical Taoism by Michael Gleghorn

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    Philosophical Taoism, often represented by the yin-yang symbol, originated in China with the teacher Lao Tzu (604–517 BC ). Although we do not know much about his life, he left his teachings behind for posterity in a brief work called …Read More

  • The Son Rising in the East by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2012

    The early church faced at least two distinct and competing enemies. While Jesus walked the earth and after, the great challenge to the kingdom of God was found both in the Roman Empire and in Judaism. An armed force that …Read More