• Does the Center Hold? by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    If I have heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times: “A Calvinist evangelist? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Calvinism undermines evangelism.” This accusation has been repeated so many times that few make the effort to argue it …Read More

  • A Lingering Obligation by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    In 1792 a little-known shoe cobbler published a book in which he argued that the Great Commission remains a duty for every generation of Christians. Within two years the author, William Carey, left his native England and became a missionary …Read More

  • Survey Says by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Opinion polls frequently make headlines in these United States. Media outlets, in particular, seem obsessed with reporting on things like the approval ratings of the president and, less frequently, the congress. The results are always reported as a percentage so …Read More

  • The Church in Asia by J. Nelson Jennings

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    William Carey and Hudson Taylor are among the many household names connected with Christian missions in Asia. Before them, Francis Xavier, Matteo Ricci, and others left indelible marks on world-wide Christian history. However, such colorful figures are only part of …Read More

  • The Church in Africa by Peter Hammond

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    An epic conflict is raging through-out Africa. It is the battle for the soul of a continent. Animism, communism, Islam, and Christianity are locked in a war of worldviews.  In some countries this conflict is visible and physical. Tens of …Read More

  • The Church in Latin America by Bill Green

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    My wife and I began work in the area of church planting and theological education in Central America in 1985. At that time there were many saying that the evangelical revival movement then underway was something larger and more important …Read More

  • Ecclesiastical Myopia by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Perhaps the most remarkable statement I ever heard a man utter from the pulpit was: “He has a penurious epistemology, which tends to be myopic.” I was seated in the balcony of the church when that statement was made, and …Read More

  • The World Upside Down by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    It’s hard to believe that it was nearly a decade ago that we witnessed the turn of the third millennium. If you recall, on New Year’s Day several network TV stations featured live coverage from around the world …Read More

  • The Old Mission Field by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Missionaries from Europe and America took Christianity to the ends of the earth and evangelized Africa and Asia. Now, as Christianity declines in the West, churches from the old mission field are the ones defending historic Christianity and are evangelizing …Read More

  • Conquering the World by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Thomas Aquinas was a great gift to the church. He stands among the greatest minds the world has ever known. This doesn’t mean, of course, that he did not have his flaws, one of which goes to the heart …Read More

  • Holding the Rope by John Piper

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    A shared vision for world missions is crucial in the life of the church. Why should world missions be fundamental in the ministry of the church? What do we mean by it? How do we go about it? What is …Read More

  • The Worldwide Gospel by Jerry Bridges

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    In His monumental discourse on the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, and His second coming at the end of the age (Matt. 24–25), Jesus covers a vast amount of territory. While all of the discourse is important, there …Read More

  • A Holy Calling by Chris Donato

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    A preacher once paraphrased a bygone theologian as a challenge to his congregation: “To convert one sinner from his way, is an event of greater importance than the deliverance of sub-Saharan Africa from the problem of AIDS.” He went on …Read More

  • Be Prepared by Philip Ryken

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    Make no mistake: there is an aggressive new atheism in America. The new unbelievers are eager to win people to their cause. Not content simply to disbelieve in God for themselves, they want to persuade other people not to believe …Read More

  • Stand Firm by Jay Adams

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2008

    I suppose it’s a fault. I’m sure that my wife who remembers every name, place, and date for the last fifty years thinks so. But, for some reason, I find it difficult to recall details of the past …Read More