• 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

  • The Reformed Doctrine of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    Over the years, I’ve had opportunities to teach systematic theology in a variety of settings, from seminary classrooms to university courses to Sunday school classes in the local´┐╝ church. But no matter where I’ve taught systematics, the first …Read More

  • A Call for Endurance by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    I’m not a prophet or the son of a prophet. I’ve made a lot of predictions and guesses about the future that haven’t come true. As I told the congregation of Saint Andrew’s Chapel a few …Read More

  • Sacramental Assistance by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    We all have those moments in our lives that we say were formative for the shaping of who we are today. We celebrate birthdays in our homes every year. We remember our wedding anniversaries and the dates on which we …Read More

  • What Is Grace? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2015

    A number of decades ago at the Ligonier Valley Study Center, we sent out a Thanksgiving card with this simple statement: “The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude.” In all the debates about our …Read More

  • The Vox Dei by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2015

    There’s something odd about the West’s shift from modernism to postmodernism. On the one hand, we would be wise to remember that the two are kin to each other. We can debate over whether they are father and …Read More

  • Doubt and Obedience by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2015

    One comment that Christian pastors sometimes hear from people they are counseling is that it would be easier for them to have a strong faith if they could see God doing the same kinds of miracles today as are recorded …Read More

  • Preaching and Teaching by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015

    Over the years, I’ve made no secret of my admiration for men such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, who were so instrumental in the recovery of the gospel during the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. I’m …Read More

  • Our Beautiful God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2014

    I’ve always found it interesting that the Bible often makes reference to the beautiful. In fact, if you took the time to look up every reference to “beauty” or every reference to “the beautiful” in a concordance, you would …Read More

  • The Church’s One Foundation by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2014

    More than forty years ago, Los Angeles experienced a terrible earthquake, one of the worst in the city’s history. I remember the event because just before the earthquake, I had driven a friend of mine to the airport so …Read More