• Which Laws Apply? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2017

    To this day, the question of the role of the law of God in the Christian life provokes much debate and discussion. This is one of those points where we can learn much from our forebears, and John Calvin’s classic …Read More

  • Against the Sophists by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2017

    If anyone is a shoo-in for the hall of fame of educators historically, it is Socrates. Socrates stands as a giant in the history of educational philosophy, and the importance of Socrates and of his ideas is not only for …Read More

  • Living under Authority by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2017

    As I read the scriptures, particularly the New Testament, there is a theme that recurs again and again regarding the Christian’s willingness to be in submission to various types of authority. Given the rebellious spirit of our age, that …Read More

  • Stewardship, Tithing, and Giving by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    A widespread cynicism toward giving exists in our culture. Some nonprofit organizations have mismanaged funds. Thus, many people are reluctant to support these organizations with their donations. But the cynicism extends even to the Christian community. Some unscrupulous televangelists have …Read More

  • Caring for Widows by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2017

    In biblical terms, to be religious does not necessarily mean you are godly. To be religious can mean simply that you’re involved in the trappings of religion, that you may be a member of a false religion. Yet, the …Read More

  • The Revolution That Enslaves by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2017

    What’s the most significant revolution we’ve ever experienced in the United States? I imagine most Americans would say it was the American Revolution, which marked the beginning of our existence as a country. Some might make the case …Read More

  • No Shortcuts to Growth by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2016

    I’m still amazed whenever I see the bumper sticker that reads, “Visualize world peace.” The idea is that if I, and enough other people, create the right mental picture of peace, it will soon come to pass. It’s …Read More

  • Learning from the Judges by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2016

    Certain periods of history stand out to me as particularly instructive for the course of all of history. That is, sometimes we can zero in on one period of time in the past, observe how the entire span of human …Read More

  • The Most Valuable Aim of Apologetics by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2016

    Exodus 3 narrates the well-known account of God’s revealing Himself to Moses in the burning bush and commissioning him to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. But that was only part of Moses’ mission. The …Read More

  • The Most Solemn Mandate by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2016

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard parents who are members of churches say to me:

    I intentionally never discuss theology or religion with my children, because I want them to believe whatever they come to believe …
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  • Bearing and Enduring by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7). I want to focus on the bearing and enduring aspects of love. Those aren’t the same thing, but there is a close …Read More

  • What Is the Church? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    Paul gives great attention to ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, we could say Ephesians answers this question: What is the church? In Ephesians 2:19–22, the chief metaphor Paul uses is …Read More

  • Principles and Situations by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    Every so often, I run across a news story that’s emblematic of our times. Recently, I read of a case wherein a woman contracted with a man to be a surrogate mother. The man agreed to pay her to …Read More

  • Christ’s Call to Make Disciples by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2016

    One of the most exciting times of my life was when I was converted to Christ. I was filled with a zeal for evangelism. However, much to my consternation, when I told my friends about my conversion to Christ, they …Read More

  • Explaining Anomalies by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    Unbelievers often allege that the Bible is “full of contradictions.” I’ve noted in many places over the years, however, that most of the contradictions people suggest really do not qualify as contradictions but merely reflect the difference in perspective …Read More