• Truth and True Peace by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2016

    On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. He did so for the sake of the peace, purity, and unity of the church. His first thesis called the …Read More

  • Ministering to Addicts by Mike McKinley

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    The idea of ministering to people with addictions is probably intimidating for most Christians. Addictions oftentimes give rise to other attendant sins such as lying or stealing that make it unpleasant or even dangerous to be around someone in the …Read More

  • The Mortification of Addictions by Jeremy Pierre

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    I used to serve as the deacon of grounds at our church, and weeds were my worst enemies. Weeds are the bullies of the domestic plant world. They steal the precious resources needed for growth from your grass and flowers …Read More

  • Abortion’s Guilt by Melissa Kruger

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she’d been raised in a Christian family, the weight of …Read More

  • Supernatural Friendship by Ryan Townsend

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    One of my favorite songs in high school was U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” It captured my youthful angst and dissatisfaction in this world and its friendships. Now, I had a great childhood …Read More

  • What Is the Church? by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    Paul gives great attention to ecclesiology, the doctrine of the church, in his letter to the Ephesians. In fact, we could say Ephesians answers this question: What is the church? In Ephesians 2:19–22, the chief metaphor Paul uses is …Read More

  • The Sexual Revolution and the Witness of the Church by Albert Mohler

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2016

    In the face of the sexual revolution, the Christian church in the West now faces a set of moral challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire …Read More

  • What Judges Teaches the Church by W. Robert Godfrey

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel. (Judg. 2:10)
    It seems incredible that it could happen. Only a generation after Joshua, Israel no longer …Read More

  • Christ Will Build His Church by David Stoddard

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    Europe is the new “dark continent.” Africa now sends more missionaries to Europe than Europe sends to Africa. The health reports of the European church aren’t terribly encouraging. Churches are closing and are being converted into mosques, museums, bars …Read More

  • The Soft Prosperity Gospel by Erik Raymond

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2016

    What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people …Read More

  • The Orthodoxy of Community by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2016

    The love language of all marriages is self-denial. When both husband and wife are consumed not with their own immediate happiness but with the happiness of one another, they will enjoy a happy marriage. The same is true for enduring …Read More

  • The Journey of Faith by Albert Martin

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Oh God, do it again! Do it in our day! Do it for your glory and praise!” Such are the prayers that instinctively rise from the hearts of serious Christians when they read or hear accounts of true conversions and …Read More

  • The Essential Marks of a Preacher by Jason Allen

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14). With airtight logic, the Apostle Paul sets forth the indispensable human link in fulfilling the Great Commission—the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In so doing, he instructs us …Read More

  • The Perspicuity of Scripture by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    One of the most important but often most overlooked parts of our order of service at Saint Andrew’s Chapel is the prayer of illumination. In our liturgy, the prayer of illumination is situated between the reading of Scripture and …Read More

  • Hymnody in the Making: An Interview with Jeff Lippencott and R.C. Sproul by Jeff Lippencott

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Tabletalk: How did you become interested in composing hymns? R.C. Sproul: During the Reformation, Martin Luther wanted to reform the whole church—primarily at the point of doctrine. But he also said that the life of the church has to …Read More