• The Development of the Bible: An Interview with Michael Kruger by Michael Kruger

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Tabletalk: As president of a Reformed seminary, what do you consider to be the greatest spiritual challenges that future pastors face in the United States and in the world? How can they prepare for those challenges? Michael Kruger: In prior …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

  • Thinking about Change by Tim Challies

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2016

    As Christians, we look with ultimate hope to our ultimate future—the sure hope that we will be with God forever in a world free of sin and all its ugly effects. Christ will return, and what He has prepared for …Read More

  • The Bible Story by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    A friend of mine has been known to encurage me to produce my own study Bible. Happily, his vision for my study Bible isn’t quite the mammoth undertaking that putting together a real study Bible is. He suggests that …Read More

  • Study Bibles and the Great Commission by John MacArthur

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    A stranger noticed I was carrying a study Bible and remarked, “That’s an odd title.” He was pointing at the spine of my Bible. I stood speechless for a brief moment, trying to figure out what he meant. “It …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

  • Study Bibles in the Church by Victor Cruz

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    When I was young in the Christian faith, I was asked to teach a Bible study every Saturday night for my church’s youth group. I felt honored, but at the same time I was terrified since I had never …Read More

  • The History of Study Bibles by Stephen Nichols

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    In 1560, an exiled group of pastors and theologians made history. They published the first full edition of the Geneva Bible. It was a remarkable feat on many fronts. These scholars who worked on the Geneva Bible had been leaders …Read More

  • Study Bibles: Soli Deo Gloria by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    I was preaching at a church in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2007. The church met in an old warehouse, and although the congregation was rather large, it was quite poor. After my sermon, I met with several pastors from around Bogotá …Read More

  • Study Bibles as Theological Tool Kits by Justin Taylor

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    When the Apostle Paul wrote to his young friend and pastoral protégé Timothy, he gave him a clear command about how to handle the Scriptures: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has …Read More

  • Study Bibles for Our Hearts, Homes, and Churches by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    Study Bibles are hardly new inventions. The medieval Glossa Ordinaria on the Latin Vulgate, Martin Luther’s prefaces and marginal notes in his German translation, and the Geneva Bible testify that for centuries, people have sought to combine the text …Read More

  • The Dawn of Reformation by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2015

    The brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, is the morning star. It appears about an hour before dawn. John Wycliffe (c. 1330-84) is often called the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” and for good reason, for …Read More

  • And Now You Know the Rest of the Story by Eric Bancroft

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2015

    The late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey was famous for telling stories of little-known facts about a range of topics that were fascinating to learn about. (Did you know that Fidel Castro, as a twelve-year-old boy, wrote to newly elected President …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

  • Certain of the Truth by Mark Dever

    July fourth is the anniversary of the United States’ Declaration of Independence, and we Americans are pretty good about remembering the date. But as Christians, there are other anniversaries to remember that could inform us, encourage us, and maybe even …Read More