• A Hopeful Offense by John Starke

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2012

    In my neighborhood, there are almost thirty Jewish synagogues. These congregations include Reformed, Orthodox, and Hasidic Judaism. And, of course, our city is full of secular Jews who have long left any traditional form of their faith. So, on any …Read More

  • Teach Your Children by L. Michael Morales

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2013

    Bernard of Clairvaux, the twelfth-century doctor of the church who penned the hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” opens his devotional classic On Loving God with the following words: “You wish for me to tell you why and how God …Read More

  • The Work of the Pastor by George Grant

    If Charles Haddon Spurgeon is justly known as the “Prince of Preachers,” then with equal justice Richard Baxter ought to be considered the “Prince of Pastors.” According to J.I. Packer, Baxter was “incomparable” in his zeal and effectiveness as …Read More

  • The Power of Preaching by Walter Chantry

    Paul’s second letter to Timothy contains the apostle’s final “charge” (2 Tim. 4:1–2) to his right-hand man in Gospel labors. The mandate has a clear focus: “Preach the word.” This direction is not given to all …Read More