• Whitewashing History? by Carl R. Trueman

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2011

    To borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, it is the best of times, the worst of times. That is how one might describe the current movie-saturated era. Certainly, from an entertainment perspective, it is the …Read More

  • The Devil Is Not in the Details by Kevin DeYoung

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2011

    It may have sounded prophetic at one point, but now it’s rather prosaic. Everyone knows (or is supposed to know) that individualism is bad. An emphasis on the individual — such a common theme in the West — has been …Read More

  • Holding the Line: An Interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr. by Albert Mohler

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2011

    Tabletalk: In 1993, shortly after your appointment as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, there was substantial faculty fallout and a sharp move in an orthodox direction. Would you give us a glimpse into that time for you and …Read More

  • Heresy of the Free Spirit by Kevin DeYoung

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2011

    Marguerite Porete was a French mystic born in the thirteenth century. She was part of the Beguines, a voluntary, informal, semi-monastic community not unlike the new monasticism popping up in some urban centers. Marguerite, though unknown to almost all contemporary …Read More

  • The End of Soap Oprah by Carl R. Trueman

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2011

    The passing of the Oprah Winfrey Show is surely worthy of being described with that most overworked of clichés, as “the end of an era.” Except, of course, it is not the end of an era so much as …Read More

  • Confessions of a Bibliophile by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a bibliophile is “A lover of books; a book-fancier.” Although this is a helpful definition, I’m not entirely sure I want to refer to myself as a “fancier” of anything. I’m from …Read More

  • The Soul-Shaping Reality of the Gospel: An Interview with David Wells by David Wells

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2011

    TT: Besides the Bible, what has been the most influential book you have read this past year? DW: Most politicians answer a slightly different question from the one they have been asked, and so may I do so, too? The …Read More

  • Two Thumbs Down by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2011

    Neil Postman, in his delightful albeit ominous book Amusing Ourselves to Death, draws an insightful comparison between two important dystopian novels. Utopian novels, of course, are those designed to show us edenic cultures. Dystopian novels show us hellish futures.Read More

  • Restoration and Reformation by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (Matt. 4:17). What was the first word spoken by John the Baptist and by Jesus as they came preaching? Each of them …Read More

  • Be Prepared by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2010

    Never argue with the man with the microphone. On several occasions, I’ve been invited to appear on radio or television programs for interviews by controversial hosts. For the most part, I have declined these interviews because of the format …Read More

  • Thriving at College by Alex Chediak

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2010

    College represents a minefield of temptation for the Christian student. It is often the first time a young person raised in a godly home is under the direct, ongoing infl uence of both professors with secular agendas and classmates with …Read More

  • By Faith, Not Fear by Scotty Smith

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2010

    Lions and tigers and bears, O my!” That’s not only one of the more memorable lines from cinematic history, it’s one of the more recognizable themes in contemporary discipleship. Sometimes fear of the enemies to our faith seems …Read More

  • Biblical Objectivity by Nick Eicher

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2010

    My colleague Marvin Olasky tells the story of meeting J.I. Packer prior to a conference at which both were slated to speak on different topics in different rooms at the same time. Dr. Olasky lamented the scheduling and observed …Read More

  • Christianity and the Material World by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2010

    And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions’” (Luke 12:15). The story Jesus told of the rich man (vv. 10–21 …Read More

  • The Triune God: Good, Beautiful, and True by Harry Reeder

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2010

    The Word of God clearly challenges our attempt to relativize truth, beauty, and goodness, first by declaring the Word itself true, beautiful, and good, then by revealing these as attributes of the triune God. Truth is a reality because God …Read More