• Christ’s Call to Make Disciples by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2016

    One of the most exciting times of my life was when I was converted to Christ. I was filled with a zeal for evangelism. However, much to my consternation, when I told my friends about my conversion to Christ, they …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

  • You Just Need to Obey by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman who professes Christ even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having …Read More

  • A Renewed Mind, a Transformed Life by Chris Larson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Most would have expected to see John 3:16 at the top, but there was Romans 12:2 leading an annual list of the most bookmarked, highlighted, and shared Bible verses. Since smartphones have become ubiquitous, it is now possible …Read More

  • Teachable Teachers by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    One of the most frustrating aspects of teaching is encountering students who are not really teachable. Every pastor has had to deal with people who are settled in their opinions and not open to correction. Church elders must at times …Read More

  • Gathering Together by Brian Croft

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2015

    Modern technology provides many benefits. Information can be exchanged at an unprecedented rate. The level of productivity can be astounding. Face-to-face conversations can be had with people halfway around the world. But there are also dark sides to this technology …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 Blessing of Great Teachers by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2014

    Since I’ve spent the majority of my professional career as a teacher of Scripture, philosophy, and theology, I’ve often had the opportunity to think about matters of pedagogy and other issues related to instruction. One thing that’s …Read More

  • The Goodness of Gender by Susan Hunt

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2014

    The jarring “It is not good for the man to be alone” was not an “oops” moment in the creation story. Adam’s aloneness was underscored as he named the animals. There was no creature that corresponded to him, who …Read More

  • The Great Ordinary Commission by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    When I teach on the Great Commission, I often begin by asking my students, “What is Jesus’ primary emphasis in the Great Commission?” Typically, most students reply, “evangelism.” I then ask them to read the Great Commission from Matthew 28 …Read More

  • Make Disciples by Dave Eby

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    When I started seminary in 1967, Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18–20 to “make disciples” baffled me. There was something cryptic and mysterious about it, seemingly understood by only an initiated few. At the same time, Jesus’ words demanded comprehension …Read More

  • Teaching Them to Observe by Victor Cruz

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    Being an evangelist is more than just telling people about Jesus; it requires that we become teachers of the gospel. The gospel is proclaimed by the preaching of the good news. This is the beginning. But we also need to …Read More

  • Baptizing Them by J.V. Fesko

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    I think that when people look at baptism, they have a thin understanding as to why Jesus commanded that we baptize His disciples. Most people likely associate the water with cleansing, which is an accurate connection given the prophet Ezekiel …Read More

  • All Authority in Heaven and on Earth by Roland Barnes

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    Who has the authority to command others? What gives someone the right to command someone else? This question can be raised with respect to every area of life: family life (parents), church life (pastors, elders), civil life (governors, rulers, and …Read More

  • The Great Commission in the Old Testament by L. Michael Morales

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    Properly conceived as grounded in God’s own kingship, the Great Commission begins before humanity’s fall away from communion with God. On the sixth day, man was commissioned by God to fill and subdue the earth, and to rule …Read More