• The Wait of Glory by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2004

    My family has been blessed mightily in the last six months or so. My dear wife Denise and I have suffered through two miscarriages. (And three more in the years before that.) Our daughter Shannon, who is mentally retarded, began …Read More

  • The Moral of the Story by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2004

    Everybody loves Jesus. Marxists love Jesus, because He was such a radical revolutionary. Unitarians love Jesus, because He befriended the social outcasts. Liberals love Jesus because, well, because He was liberal. Even some conservatives love Jesus, because He was so …Read More

  • The Spirit of Rebellion by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2004

    Though I haven’t the infernal wisdom that C.S. Lewis demonstrated in his classic work The Screwtape Letters, I think I know something about at least some of the devil’s stratagems. The Screwtape Letters, you remember, purported to …Read More

  • Sophisticated Lady by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2004

    We’ve all heard the horror stories. First there was the church that offered visitors a free oil change during the “service” if you would come. Then we heard of simple cash rewards. More recently a church raffled off a …Read More

  • What Love Is This? by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    The simplicity of God is a doctrine that provides a rather useful fence. The perfections of God are, of course, worthy of our excitement. Their infinity is, of course, staggering. But the simplicity of God is that place where these …Read More

  • Don’t Look Back by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2004

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I’ll admit I got taken in the first time. As a grade school child my conception of cool included too tight silk shirts and blue jeans with …Read More

  • Civilization & Its Discontents by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    Sometimes the lofty are rather low. Paul in writing to the Corinthians enjoins them, and therefore us, to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God.” Though the giddy optimism of our Enlightenment fathers has dimmed …Read More

  • The Dance of Life by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2004

    The fall of Adam and Eve is one of the stickiest theological wickets we encounter in the Bible. How could both of them, whom God had declared good, do bad? But there is a stickier wicket still, perhaps made so …Read More

  • Don’t Look Back by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2004

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I’ll admit I got taken in the first time. As a grade school child my conception of cool included too tight silk shirts and blue jeans with …Read More

  • Reckless Fervor by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2003

    One of the oddest things to hinder our prayers is fear. Many of us are reluctant to pray in front of others. We fear, I suppose, that those who are listening might be critiquing our prayers. That fear is both …Read More

  • With Heart and Mind by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2002

    Reformed folk have not earned a reputation for hearts overflowing with love. We tend to be the cerebral ones, very careful to dot our theological I’s and cross our philosophical T’s. Given our peculiar gift, it is no …Read More

  • A Matter of Death and Life by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2001

    We live in strange times. It used to be said that the only two things we could be certain of were death and taxes. You still can be pretty sure of taxes, but death recently has become rather more cloudy …Read More

  • More Than an Exit by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2000

    Death has been on my mind of late. As I write, it is just days after Ligonier Ministries lost a friend and board member, Robert Fraley, in the plane crash that took golfer Payne Stewart. And in the last three …Read More

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    One of the most difficult elements in understanding God’s providence is understanding our obligation in our times. Consider the different responses of Joshua and Daniel concerning pagan rulers. Joshua killed them, Daniel served them, each with God’s blessing …Read More

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1999

    Yesterday I was in California once, Georgia once, Tennessee three times, and Virginia three times. It was a long day but not an unusual one. The great historian Paul Johnson, in his book Birth of the Modern, devotes a rather …Read More