• Decoding Da Vinci by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    It should be no surprise to know that in 2005 the Louvre museum in Paris attracted more visitors, 7.3 million to be exact, than in any previous year since the Louvre was established as a museum in 1793. The …Read More

  • The Pagan Agenda of the Code by Peter Jones

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    As I lecture around the world on the Da Vinci Code, a typical response is to tell me to relax, enjoy the book as a fun read of fiction, and move on. Let me say that it is indeed a …Read More

  • Writing For God’s Glory by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    Each of us was born with an imagination. Since creation, we have possessed the ability to form unseen images and original ideas in our minds — to visualize neverbefore seen characters and to craft intricately interwoven themes never experienced by anyone …Read More

  • The Da Vinci Conspiracy by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    Yes, Virginia, there really is a lunatic fringe on the ideological spectrum. We commonly hear perspectives described as left-wing or right-wing. Beyond that, the descriptions become more precise in terms of radical right and radical left. If we cross the …Read More

  • Turning a New Page: An Interview with Allan Fisher by Allan Fisher

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2014

    Tabletalk: How did God call you to the vocation of book editing and publishing? Allan Fisher: God called me to Christian publishing in a variety of ways, only a few of which I will mention here. Through an excellent fourth-grade …Read More

  • The Unholy Pursuit of God in Moby Dick by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    It seems that every time a writer picks up a pen or turns on his word processor to compose a literary work of fiction, deep in his bosom resides the hope that somehow he will create the Great American Novel …Read More

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by Leland Ryken

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    The most important lessons that we can learn from C.S. Lewis’ Narnian Chronicles are the ones that Lewis himself wanted us to learn. It so happens that Lewis said enough about literature in general and the Narnian books in …Read More

  • Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    There is a scene near the end of The Lord of the Rings that has brought tears to the eyes of many readers. The hobbit’s Sam and Frodo have been rescued from certain death after completing their quest. When …Read More

  • Just How Beautiful Beauty Can Be: An Interview with Andrew Peterson by Andrew Peterson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2012

    Tabletalk: Please describe your conversion briefly, and tell us how you got into writing music and literature. Andrew Peterson: I grew up in the church, the second son of a preacher man. That implies a lot, and most of what …Read More

  • Law, Grace and Redemption in Les Misérables by L. Michael Morales

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    Victor Hugo’s monumental novel Les Misérables, first published in 1862, has been compared to a gothic cathedral — and justly so. One comes away from the work with the alternating images of grotesque gargoyles and chipped, mildewed saints, cobwebbed …Read More

  • Confessions of a Bibliophile by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a bibliophile is “A lover of books; a book-fancier.” Although this is a helpful definition, I’m not entirely sure I want to refer to myself as a “fancier” of anything. I’m from …Read More

  • Historical Propaganda

    Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel, The Da Vinci Code, represents an undeniable publishing phenomenon. Sadly, it also represents a direct attack upon the central truths of the Christian faith — and a misrepresentation of historical fact. Indeed, the novel is really …Read More

  • The Fool’s Folly Uncovered by James White

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    The many biblical errors of the The Da Vinci Code are clustered in two vitally important portions of the story of Dan Brown’s blockbuster fictional work. First, the vast majority of statements concerning the Bible appear in the narration …Read More

  • What Stories Do by Sally Lloyd-Jones

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2013

    Almost overnight, my eight-year-old niece went from being a vivacious little girl who sang her way through life—as if she were singing the soundtrack of her own life the movie—and became a frightened, withdrawn child who spoke so …Read More

  • A Literate Ministry by T. David Gordon

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2010

    Consider, if you will, how difficult (and sometimes annoying) it is when you encounter computergenerated voice menus when you make telephone calls. The emphasis is almost always on the wrong syllable, the monotonic and a-rhythmic cadence is unnatural, and one …Read More