• The Blessing of Persecution by Cal Thomas

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2013

    In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33; NIV).
    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me …
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  • Lessons from Nature by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2008

    The Bible frequently uses animals as illustrations to help us understand key points about life. In Proverbs, ants are held up as examples of being industrious (6:6), and a lion is used to describe a king’s wrath (19 …Read More

  • Present Suffering and Future Glory by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2007

    My friends and I often have discussions in which we try to understand why people ever settled in the great state of Florida. Please do not get me wrong, I have a deep affection for the Sunshine State, largely …Read More

  • Perseverance in the Face of Persecution by C. FitzSimons Allison

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2007

    Gilbert Meilaender is a truly heroic figure. I would like to share my admiration for him with others as an encouragement to persevere in the face of persecution. Meilaender is an internationally known ethicist and one of a group of …Read More

  • Blessed Are You by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    He must have thought I was crazy. He was one of many conference friends, folks who come to so many Ligonier conferences that I not only recognize their faces, I remember their names. We would talk each time we met …Read More

  • The Silence of the Lambs by R.C. Sproul

    I would like to muse about and opine regarding the question of why American Christians suffer so little persecution while people in other nations today pay with their lives for their Christian confession. But before I speculate on this matter …Read More

  • The Way, the Truth, and the Life by Frank Farrell

    On a visit to Oxford, I saw in the middle of the street, close by where C.S. Lewis met with J.R.R. Tolkien and the other “Inklings,” a church spire with no church beneath it. It was a …Read More

  • The Fragrance of Oppression by George Grant

    The assailant fired off nearly 30 rounds. He shouted: “Allah akhbar! Allah akhbar! God is great!” He turned on his heel and left the taxi driver to die. And thus, on Feb. 17, 2003, the Iraqi church had yet another …Read More

  • The Suffering Church by Tom White

    In Beijing, China, Brother Hua Huiqi and members of his family—including his 84-year-old father—were beaten when unidentified men broke into his home. All of the portable heaters in the home were confiscated and the family was left to …Read More