• The Good Life by Trip Lee

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2013

    I am a lover of hip hop. I fell in love with the music form when I was 10, and I’ve never been the same since. As a child and a teenager, when I wasn’t in class or …Read More

  • Just How Beautiful Beauty Can Be: An Interview with Andrew Peterson by Andrew Peterson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2012

    Tabletalk: Please describe your conversion briefly, and tell us how you got into writing music and literature. Andrew Peterson: I grew up in the church, the second son of a preacher man. That implies a lot, and most of what …Read More

  • Vehicles for Giving the Self: An Interview with Michael Card by Michael Card

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    Tabletalk: Please tell us a little about the sort of ministry you are involved in these days. Michael Card: The ministry I am involved with these days is fundamentally the same one that’s been going on for thirty years …Read More

  • Life and Worship Matters by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2010

    Many Christians are under the impression that worship is confined to those specific times of corporate worship when we’re singing. As such, churches have given titles such as “worship leader” or “worship team” to those leading us musically. Thus …Read More

  • Beauty & the Gospel by Terry Yount

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2010

    In the modern era, beauty is unavoidably tied to the simplistic concept of “prettiness,” like that found in greeting card poems or velvet paintings of lighthouses. In truth, beauty is far more. Beauty reveals the gamut of human experience. True …Read More

  • The Service of Worship by Randall Van Meggelen

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    I recently shared with my pastors that I attended a course in which the instructor encouraged the class of music directors to view ourselves not merely as musicians, but rather as “church” musicians. One of my pastors responded by suggesting …Read More

  • Corporate Reverence by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2007

    The church growth movement mandates “contemporary worship” styles, which means, in practice, replacing hymns with “praise songs.” These consist of simple lyrical phrases, often repeated, set to a simple tune in the style of pop music. The problem with …Read More

  • More Than a Tale for Children by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2007

    I was raised in a family where singing was an important part of life. My mother was the adult-choir director for our church when I was growing up, and she also directed the “Son’s Singers” (the children’s choir …Read More

  • Reflecting the Art of God by Michael Card

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2006

    We will never in this world, nor perhaps in the next, fully appreciate the cataclysm that was the coming of Jesus Christ. John speaks of His redefining all the fundamental categories of religion (16:8ff.). But every corner of the …Read More