• For the Love of God by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2005

    When I first encountered Reformed theology I completely rejected it. For nearly two years I fought against it with every possible argument I could conceive of. It wasn’t until I embarked upon a journey through the Scriptures that I was …Read More

  • Triune Monarchy by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2006

    The most basic affirmation the Scriptures make regarding the nature of God is that He is one. The shema of Deuteronomy 6 reads as follows: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one” (v. 4). These words …Read More

  • Future Living by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2005

    You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away … and lose your own stability” (2 Peter 3:17). This morning I was looking at a stock that has really “taken off.” I thought, “If …Read More

  • The Old Testament God of Compassion and Mercy by Miles Van Pelt

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    Perhaps you are one of those people, like me, who grew up thinking about the Old Testament as a book filled with wrath and judgment, doom and gloom, atrocity and injustice. To make matters worse, the New Testament appeared to …Read More

  • Bearers of God’s Image by Trillia Newbell

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2014

    In the beginning, God created all of mankind in His image, male and female alike (Gen. 1:26). And we know that before the foundation of the world, God, in His goodness and kindness, had His people in mind (Eph …Read More

  • Our Beautiful God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2014

    I’ve always found it interesting that the Bible often makes reference to the beautiful. In fact, if you took the time to look up every reference to “beauty” or every reference to “the beautiful” in a concordance, you would …Read More

  • Fear of Loss by Thomas Schreiner

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    On August 17, 2012, my wife suffered a nearly fatal bicycle accident. For the first few days, we didn’t know whether she would live and in subsequent weeks, we didn’t know what her future mental capacities would be …Read More

  • Kingdom by James M. Hamilton, Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2011

    What is the kingdom of God? The answer cannot be reduced to a word study of the term kingdom. That would be a helpful exercise, but the Bible describes the kingdom even when the word is not used. Any kingdom …Read More

  • The Reformed Doctrine of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    Over the years, I’ve had opportunities to teach systematic theology in a variety of settings, from seminary classrooms to university courses to Sunday school classes in the local´┐╝ church. But no matter where I’ve taught systematics, the first …Read More

  • United in Truth and Love by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    Summers are traditionally a time for vacation, and that was certainly true of my youth. Besides journeys to visit grandparents and time spent on the beach, however, summers during my high school years usually involved one kind of church retreat or …Read More

  • Trinitarian Worship by Allen Vander Pol

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2006

    When someone mentions Trinitarian worship, we may immediately think of the times when we make specific reference to the Trinity in our worship services. For example, we may think of some of the classic hymns of the church that mention …Read More

  • God’s Providence: A Two-Edged Sword (Part 3) by John Gerstner

    Positive Providence

    When considering the definition of negative providence, we used Ed Wynn’s comic parody of the poet. Now, considering positive providence, we consider the poet himself: There is a destiny which shapes our ends, Rough hew them though …Read More

  • Christ Our Church by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2010

    There are a number of Old Testament passages that figure prominently in the New Testament. In Galatians 3:10–14, several of them are quoted by the apostle, and he uses these Old Testament passages as proof texts for the doctrine …Read More

  • Hymns & Hers? by Larry Roff

    FROM TABLETALK | March 1992

    What have they done to my favorite hymn?” You may be asking yourself that question after reading the new versions of your old favorites in recent hymnals. “New” is “in” with the multitude of hymnal revisions that have appeared in …Read More

  • When God Goes Missing by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2014

    Why do you go to church? When I ask that question of Christians who attend churches where they are members, I am usually surprised and dismayed by the answers I hear. “I really like our minister. His messages are powerful …Read More