• The Bond of Love by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009

    We shall benefit very much from the Sacrament if this thought is impressed and engraved upon our minds: that none of the brethren can be injured, despised, rejected, abused, or in any way offended by us, without at the same …Read More

  • Our Ancient Foe by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2011

    Talk of the Devil and spiritual warfare makes some people roll their eyes. We live in an age of particle accelerators, microchips, and organ transplants. The Devil? Why, he’s nothing more than a medieval superstition created to scare naughty children …Read More

  • Has Science Buried God? by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2009

    One of the most common ways of looking at the relationship between science and faith is the conflict thesis, which posits an inherent conflict between science and religion. The conflict thesis was popularized in the nineteenth century by John William …Read More

  • Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2004

    When I was a child, there was a popular game show on television called “To Tell the Truth.” In the game, three contestants would claim to be the same person — Bill Smith, for example. Four celebrities would question …Read More

  • Get Real by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2010

    I do not care for shopping malls. I have not reflected on the reasons for my dislike for any significant amount of time. It’s just a gut-level, visceral reaction I have when I enter one of these buildings. I …Read More

  • Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2006

    John Calvin is widely considered to be one of the greatest theologians of the Reformation era. Many associate his name with doctrines such as the sovereignty of God, election, and predestination, but fewer are aware that he wrote extensively on …Read More

  • The Church and Israel in the New Testament by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2012

    One of the most common questions asked by students of the Bible concerns the relationship between Israel and the church. We read the Old Testament, and it is evident that most of it concerns the story of Israel. From Jacob …Read More

  • Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    There is a scene near the end of The Lord of the Rings that has brought tears to the eyes of many readers. The hobbits Sam and Frodo have been rescued from certain death after completing their quest. When Sam …Read More

  • A History of Awakening by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Warmongering. Bloody. Idolatrous. It was not at the top of a list of cities where one would expect to see the Holy Spirit move in a mighty way. In fact, it probably wouldn’t make such a list at all …Read More

  • The Millennial Maze by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2013

    I once heard someone define the millennium as a thousand-year period of time during which Christians fight over the proper interpretation of the book of Revelation. While amusing, that definition is obviously incorrect. Christians have been fighting over the proper …Read More

  • Thy Kingdom Come by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2007

    Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount is not a “three points and a poem” sermon. In fact, in the course of this single sermon, Jesus touches on more than twenty topics. All of these topics are worthy of our attention …Read More

  • Understanding John’s Prophecy by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2012

    Winston Churchill once described the Soviet Union as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” I believe it would be fair to say that many Christians look at the book of Revelation in a similar way. “How …Read More