• 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

  • What the Bible Says about Addictions by L. Michael Morales

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Lord, give me chastity and continence,” the young Augustine once famously prayed, “but not yet.” Indeed, he who would become the bishop of Hippo and one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church described his early life …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

  • 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

  • Principles and Situations by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    Every so often, I run across a news story that’s emblematic of our times. Recently, I read of a case wherein a woman contracted with a man to be a surrogate mother. The man agreed to pay her to …Read More

  • The Example of the Early Church by Michael Haykin

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    It was during the last quarter of the second century in the eastern Mediterranean, possibly in the city of Alexandria, that a man by the name of Diognetus met a Christian author as well as some other believers. It is …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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Room 101 by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2015

    There is a simple enough test to see if someone has actually read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. All you have to do is utter the words “Room 101” and look to see if the person shudders. Those who have …Read More

  • Family Values by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2015

    Although the actual election is about a year and a half away, we’re already starting to see prospective candidates throw their hats into the ring for the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Caucuses, primaries, debates, get-out-the-vote efforts, fund-raising, and …Read More

  • You Shall Not Bear False Witness by James Anderson

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    What is truth?” Pilate’s question reflected a jaded skepticism toward the very idea of truth rather than a serious philosophical inquiry. How tragic that a man entrusted with matters of life and death should express such a cynical attitude …Read More

  • What Shame Does by James Coffield

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    In a moment pregnant with sorrow and hope, dignity and depravity, and su”ering and glory, a grieving mother stood before the mourners who had gathered to honor a man’s life and spoke the words, “Shame killed my son …Read More

  • Our Shameless World by Andrew Davis

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    The first mention of shame in Scripture actually celebrates the absence of it: Adam and Eve were naked and felt no shame (Gen. 2:25). The final destination of Scripture is the New Jerusalem, where nothing shameful will ever enter …Read More

  • An Unlikely Convert: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield by Rosaria Butterfield

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    Tabletalk: Your book is titled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Could you explain some of your “secret thoughts,” and why you were an “unlikely convert”? Rosaria Butterfield: I considered myself an atheist, having rejected my Catholic childhood and …Read More