• Legalism vs. Gospel Religion by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    The word religion has fallen on hard times in recent years. Many have tried to pit religion against faith, saying that Christianity isn’t a religion but a relationship. That sounds nice, but that isn’t quite the case. Faith …Read More

  • Muslims Need Christ by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    Just before I sat down to write this article, the terrorist group known as ISIS claimed responsibility for another attack in the Middle East. In this latest incident, Muslim terrorists reportedly killed more than twelve people, injured more than twenty-five …Read More

  • Peaceful Polemics Online by Tim Challies

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. This wonderfully pessimistic French phrase roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” It points us to one of the undeniable facts about life …Read More

  • Holistically Pro-Life by Trillia Newbell

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    In the beginning, God created. He made the earth, sea, heavens, creatures, and He formed male and female. God did not have to create life. He didn’t need humans to inhabit the earth. But He chose to breathe life …Read More

  • The Right Kind of Freedom by Nate Shurden

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    They were truly delightful. Probably in their late fifties, recently retired, just relocated to Franklin, Tenn., to be closer to their grandkids. They started attending the church several months earlier and had just expressed excitement about participating in the upcoming …Read More

  • A History of Awakening by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Warmongering. Bloody. Idolatrous. It was not at the top of a list of cities where one would expect to see the Holy Spirit move in a mighty way. In fact, it probably wouldn’t make such a list at all …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

  • Seeking the Welfare of the City by Danny Wuerffel

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Cities are complex organisms. In an effort to truly seek the welfare of an entire city, it’s a daunting task to determine where to begin or where to focus. I’m no expert at cities. Others are far more …Read More

  • Courage and Compassion by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Homosexual sin is a grievous and heinous sin. While it is indeed true that all sexual immorality is sin—adultery, fornication, pornography—homosexual sin is different. It is a more heinous and grievous sin because, as the Word of God makes clear …Read More

  • Should I Attend a Homosexual Wedding? by Kevin DeYoung

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Why might a Christian refuse to attend, cater, or participate in a same-sex marriage ceremony? For simplicity’s sake, let’s assume this is a discussion among traditional Christians who believe—as the church has always believed and as most of …Read More

  • The Gospel for the Hopeless: An Interview with John Barros by John Barros

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Tabletalk: What is “Who Will Stand“? What led you to start this ministry?? John Barros: I’ve been ministering at the Orlando Women’s Center for eleven years. I’m blessed beyond anything I could have imagined as I have …Read More

  • What the Future Holds by Denny Burk

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    President Obama was correct when he said the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision landed like a thunderbolt. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage nationwide, is indeed a watershed in our national life. Although a majority …Read More

  • Coping with a Rapidly Changing Culture by Iain Campbell

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus compares His people to a city on a mountain (Matt. 5:14). It is a striking image, the point of which is that such a city, on such a prominent elevation, cannot be …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

  • Responding to Persecution by John MacArthur

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2015

    The signers of the American Declaration of Independence were just a few generations removed from the first European settlers, many of whom came to the New World to escape religious persecution. A commitment to freedom of religion was therefore woven …Read More