• The War to End All Wars by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2005

    It has long been my habit, which is fitting for the abiding theme of my column here, whenever I speak somewhere, to remind those to whom I am speaking of our historical context. Context is everything. My goal isn’t …Read More

  • Let It Not Be Named Once by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2005

    A given culture’s depravity isn’t measured simply by the percentage of Christians in that culture. Vital to the equation are two other factors. First, and most important, is how spiritually mature those Christians are. Corinth remained a sewer …Read More

  • Laying Down Our Lives by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2005

    The laity are on the move … and they’re moving to Bristol. I serve as a pastor at Saint Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol. We have all manner of quirks and oddities, some matters of conviction, others unexpected fruit of …Read More

  • Machen’s Warrior Fathers by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    There is no escaping that we serve a God of covenants. It is His habit to work through means. High on that list of means is faithful men with a vision that extends beyond their nose, men who purpose in …Read More

  • Jesus Christ Superstar by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2005

    The biggest oxymoron in Hollywood may well be this one: Bad publicity. In the television age, what they say about you no longer matters, as long as they are talking about you. Face time is what it’s all about …Read More

  • No Accounting by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2005

    There’s no accounting for taste. Or to put it another way, the taste has reasons that reason knows not of. We like what we like, and we don’t like having to explain it. Which is why postmodernism fits …Read More

  • American Idols by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2005

    We are made in God’s image. The sheer fact that we could spend the rest of our lives contemplating what it means to be made in God’s image, without beginning to scratch the surface, reminds us that we …Read More

  • High Fidelity by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2004

    And to forsake all others, till death do us part.” One would think, that with the decades-old trend in the broader culture of “personal marriage vows,” wherein husband and wife fill in the blanks and speak their own words, that …Read More

  • Amazing Grace by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2004

    Perhaps the most subtle verbal sleights of hand are acts of equivocation. Equivocation is when we use one word, but with two different meanings. The change happens so fast we miss the palmed meaning, and are made fools. The classic …Read More

  • The Death of Pride by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2004

    I once had a girlfriend who was a classic liberal. Don’t misunderstand. She wasn’t a classical liberal, that is, one with a profound desire for liberty, one who was skeptical about the role of the state. No, strangely …Read More

  • Patience, Now by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2004

    The devil, if we are paying attention, presents us with something of a paradox. On the one hand, when he is introduced to us we are told, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field …Read More

  • 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