• Forgetting God by Benjamin Shaw

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2016

    We live in a funny age. Some people still have telephone landlines. But they mostly use them to call their cell phone because they have forgotten where they left it. And they need the cell phone, because it has an …Read More

  • In Praise of Heavy Providences by Mike Pohlman

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2016

    Today, I’m struck anew with how contrary to the world is the Christian life. I’m thinking specifically about how the world will almost without fail define the best way forward in life as the way of ease. That …Read More

  • The Goodness of God by Eric Alexander

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2016

    Many years ago, my wife and I were on our summer holiday. At church on Sunday morning, we met a friend whom we had known as a student. He was a bachelor, and we took him to lunch. As we …Read More

  • Jesus’ Brother and Mine by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Our sins leave scars. First, they not only wound others but hurt us, damage us. Then, by His grace, and by His scars, they are healed. They are forgotten by the One who knows all things, the beginning from the …Read More

  • Citizens of Heaven by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    You may have heard that there is an old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” While likely apocryphal, this “curse” does say something about human nature and desires. The kinds of things that make front-page news, the kinds …Read More

  • Sharing the Gospel with Muslims by Bassam Chedid

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    While it may have been the Apostle Paul who first preached the unadulterated gospel in Arabia and Damascus (Gal. 1:15–17), the following centuries witnessed the introduction of various brands of Christianity ranging from orthodoxy to a number of heretical …Read More

  • An Apology for Apologetics by Stephen Nichols

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2016

    My professor of apologetics in seminary told stories of odd reactions he received when he would tell people what he did for a living. The best story involved a bank loan officer. When he told the loan officer that he …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

  • Eating Flesh, Drinking Blood by Brian Vickers

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Difficult words, no doubt. No less for John’s readers than for Jesus’ hearers. For many that day, it was too much, so they walked away. Just the day before, Jesus fed five thousand people from five loaves of bread …Read More

  • Unclean Spirits and Waterless Places by Robert Carver

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Beelzebul! He casts out demons by Beelzebul!” Such was the vicious response of the Pharisees after Jesus healed a demon-possessed man. Jesus pointed out that their charge was absurd and illogical, and then accused them of having committed the unpardonable …Read More

  • The Violent Take It by Force by David Briones

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matt. 11:12). Two questions have left readers scratching their heads: first, what is meant …Read More

  • No Peace but a Sword by Joel Kim

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    The disciples of Jesus, like their Jewish contemporaries, believed that when the Messiah came, he would come as the “Prince of Peace,” bringing political freedom and material prosperity (Isa. 9:6–7; Zech. 9:10). Moreover, Jesus taught them that peacemakers …Read More

  • A Kingdom of Priests by Kelly Kapic

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2015

    In February, a terrible beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christians took place. They were executed because they were identified as “the people of the cross.” We are reminded of the possibility of martyrdom and the reality that this side of glory …Read More

  • Setting the Stage by Ryan Reeves

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2015

    Of all the centuries of church history, the fifteenth century is one of the most pitiable. In popular imagination, it is a bridge between the medieval and the Reformation worlds. And while it may be important for the journey, few …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