• 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

  • Difference or Contradiction? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    We live in a day when consistency of thought is demeaned by many people, and individuals maintain that contradiction is the hallmark of truth, particularly in religious matters. Yet, in practice, human beings seek consistency. Consider liberal Protestantism. Decades ago …Read More

  • Our Story by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Whenever I return to the first few chapters of Genesis, I’m able not only to review the events of early human history but also to see how humanity hasn’t outgrown our earliest aspirations. Perhaps most illustrative of my …Read More

  • Terms for the Covenant by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2016

    Reformed theology, as many have said, is covenant theology, for the concept of covenant has shaped the development of Reformed thinking. We should expect as much because of our doctrine of sola Scriptura, which says that the Bible is the …Read More

  • Perfectly Human by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Over the past two centuries, much has been written in evangelical circles on the deity of Christ. This has been good and necessary, for many people deny that Jesus is the Son of God incarnate. Sometimes I fear, however, that …Read More

  • Providence and Contentment by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the …Read More

  • Teachable Teachers by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    One of the most frustrating aspects of teaching is encountering students who are not really teachable. Every pastor has had to deal with people who are settled in their opinions and not open to correction. Church elders must at times …Read More

  • Hymnody in the Making: An Interview with Jeff Lippencott and R.C. Sproul by Jeff Lippencott

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Tabletalk: How did you become interested in composing hymns? R.C. Sproul: During the Reformation, Martin Luther wanted to reform the whole church—primarily at the point of doctrine. But he also said that the life of the church has to …Read More

  • Why a Study Bible? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    The editors of Tabletalk asked me to speak about study Bibles and what drove Ligonier Ministries, in particular, to publish a thoroughly revised and updated version of the Reformation Study Bible. I’m glad to take up this task, as …Read More

  • The Proper Place of Love by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2015

    How many people do you know that have made it to the hall of fame in music, art, literature, or sports because of their love? We elevate people to the status of heroes because of their gifts, their talents, and …Read More

  • Family Values by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2015

    Although the actual election is about a year and a half away, we’re already starting to see prospective candidates throw their hats into the ring for the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Caucuses, primaries, debates, get-out-the-vote efforts, fund-raising, and …Read More