• What is Our Response? by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015

    Good works aren’t bad. They are good. As Christians, we should want to do them. Just because we are not saved according to our works doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be concerned about pursuing a life of …Read More

  • An Introduction to the Hard Sayings by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    The so-called hard sayings of Jesus entered Christian vernacular in 1983 with the publication of F.F. Bruce’s book of the same name. But individuals have been grappling with the teachings of Jesus long before the don of twentieth …Read More

  • Blessing by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2011

    The Bible is a blessed book. It begins with blessing. It ends with blessing. It’s about blessing. Even more, it is a blessing. But all of this begs a question: what exactly do we mean by the word blessing?

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  • What Is the New Covenant Church? by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2014

    A churchless Christian is an oxymoron. As John Calvin famously said, echoing the church father Cyprian, “For those to whom God is Father the church may also be Mother.” While the notion of “mother church” may jolt some readers, a …Read More

  • Doubt and Assurance by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    The quest for full assurance of salvation has long plagued the people of God. Many Christians place their faith in Christ alone for redemption but still live with doubts about their standing before God. For these dear saints, the tension …Read More

  • The World by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2016

    One of the most surprising twists of John 3:16 is that we are told God loves the world. We might be tempted to think that there is much about the world for God to love. After all, what’s …Read More

  • Worldview at Home by John Tweeddale

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Christians have long viewed the home as the hub of life. It is a nursery for aspiring astronauts, playground for wannabe heroes, and sanctuary for weary but heaven-bound wayfarers. Home is a place for cultivating virtue through meandering conversations, large …Read More