• No Shortcuts to Growth by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2016

    I’m still amazed whenever I see the bumper sticker that reads, “Visualize world peace.” The idea is that if I, and enough other people, create the right mental picture of peace, it will soon come to pass. It’s …Read More

  • Why Can’t Christians Just Join the Revolution? by Albert Mohler

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2016

    Why not just join the revolution? This question seems obvious to many people who look at conservative Christians and honestly wonder why we cannot just change our views on homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and the entire constellation of LGBT issues. We …Read More

  • Pixels Are People by Nathan W. Bingham

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2016

    Four-and-a-half years ago, our lives radically changed. My wife and I, with our three children, moved from Australia to the United States. This decision to relocate and serve at Ligonier Ministries was significant. Our children were all under five years …Read More

  • Ministering to Addicts by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    As a pastor, I often find myself counseling people with addictions. Having served in local church settings for more than twenty years, I find ministering to addicts and their families to be one of the more difficult, complicated, and sad …Read More

  • The Intellectual Roots of the Sexual Revolution by Albert Mohler

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    The new sexual morality did not emerge from a vacuum. Massive intellectual changes at a worldview level over the last two hundred years set the stage for the revolution in which we currently find ourselves. We are living in times …Read More

  • Addictions and Idolatry by Edward Welch

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    I want”—addictions start here. Then, through small steps, want becomes need. There is no one recognized definition of addiction, but most of its proposed definitions share a common core. Addictions are compulsive searches for a desired object or state …Read More

  • The Consequences of Addiction by Heath Lambert

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Addiction is not an abstract concept to me. I have counseled many people in my ministry who have been beset by addiction. The costliest encounter I have had with this problem was with my mother, who was addicted to alcohol …Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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