• The Purposes of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2014

    Why?” This simple question is loaded with assumptions about what philosophers call “teleology.” Teleology, which comes from the Greek word for “goal” or “end” (telos), is the study of purpose. The “why” questions are purpose questions. We seek the reasons …Read More

  • Wisely Handling the Bible’s Wise Sayings by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2012

    Every culture seems to have its own unique, collected wisdom, pithy insights of the wise. Oftentimes, these tidbits of wisdom are preserved in the form of the proverb. We have proverbial sayings in American culture. I am thinking of sayings …Read More

  • Beauty and the Best by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2009

    There is a tension among the people of God that reflects a delicate balance to which the Bible calls us. Paul, you will recall, argued that in his passion for the gospel, he wished to be all things to all …Read More

  • The Battle for Grace Alone by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2006

    The early part of the fifth century witnessed a serious controversy in the church that is known as the Pelagian controversy. This debate took place principally between the British monk Pelagius and the great theologian of the first millennium, Augustine …Read More

  • B.B. Warfield: Defender of the Faith by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2005

    Twenty-five years ago I gave an address at a college in western Pennsylvania. After the service was completed, an elderly gentleman and his wife approached me and introduced themselves as Mr. and Mrs. Johannes Vos. I was surprised to learn …Read More

  • The Things of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2012

    It is one thing for a student to disagree with his teacher. But it is another thing entirely for a student to rebuke his teacher for his teaching. Yet, that is precisely what the Apostle Peter did. He had the …Read More

  • The Politization of Truth: The New Sophism by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 1992

    In October of 1991, the American people were riveted to the drama of the Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas. Then, a twist of biting irony took place when Anita Hill emerged with allegations of sexual harassment. After Professor Hill …Read More

  • A Supernatural Faith by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2007

    The God hypothesis is no longer necessary to explain the origin of the universe or the development of human life.” This assertion was at the very heart of the movement that took place in the eighteenth century that we …Read More

  • Good Intentions Gone Bad by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2007

    The adage tells us that there is a destination, the road to which is paved with good intentions. It is the destination that we would prefer not to reach. Good intentions can have disastrous results and consequences. When we look …Read More

  • Marley and His Message to Scrooge by R.C. Sproul

    Bah! Humbug!” These two words are instantly associated with Charles Dickens’ immortal fictional anti-hero, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge was the prototype of the Grinch who stole Christmas, the paradigm of all men cynical. We all recognize that Ebenezer Scrooge was a …Read More

  • The Secret to a Happy Life by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2014

    James is sometimes called the “New Testament book of Proverbs.” That’s because of passages such as James 4 that give us a series of loosely linked aphorisms of practical, godly wisdom. This chapter begins with our universal concern about …Read More

  • The Blessing of Great Teachers by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2014

    Since I’ve spent the majority of my professional career as a teacher of Scripture, philosophy, and theology, I’ve often had the opportunity to think about matters of pedagogy and other issues related to instruction. One thing that’s …Read More

  • Do We Believe the Whole Gospel? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    Unbelief. This one word expresses the judgment Emil Brunner, the Swiss “crisis theologian,” used to describe nineteenth-century liberal theology. The rise of such liberalism was a conscious synthesis between naturalism in the world of philosophy and historic Christianity. Liberalism sought …Read More

  • Fueling Reformation by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2010

    I’m always puzzled when I see church billboards announcing a coming revival. They give the times and the dates when the church will be engaged in revival. But I wonder, how can anybody possibly schedule a revival? True revivals …Read More

  • Tilting at Scarecrows by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2010

    In the past few years, the British bishop and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright has emerged as an icon of biblical theology around the world. His excellent work on the resurrection of Christ has influenced many people including his …Read More