• Theology in Perspective by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2004

    While a student in Bible college I was faced with a dilemma. According to a professor of mine, as a minister, I could either be a student of theology or a student of Scripture. It was his contention that ministers …Read More

  • Theologian of the Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2004

    The figure of John Owen (1616–1683) towers above — almost head and shoulders above — the galaxy of writers we know collectively as the English Puritans. His theological learning and acumen was unrivalled; his sense of the importance of doctrine for …Read More

  • The Patience of God by Harry Reeder

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2004

    You have all seen the buttons some Christians wear, haven’t you? It’s an acrostic — PBPGINFWMY — “Please Be Patient God Is Not Finished With Me Yet.” It’s a request for others to be patient with us as we …Read More

  • Of the Father’s Love by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    As I write this article, I am reminded of the December 15, 2003 issue of the Orlando Sentinel. “CAPTURED,” read the front-page headline, “feared dictator found alone in rat-infested hole.” With sincere wonder, I remember gazing into the eyes of …Read More

  • God Is Love by Robert Letham

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    In contrast to the East, the Western church (Rome and Protestantism) has had difficulty doing justice to the distinct identities of the three persons of the Trinity. Augustine compared them to memory, knowledge, and will — merely three aspects of a …Read More

  • Abundant Love by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    Love of Complacency In his monumental biography of Jonathan Edwards, George Marsden cites a passage from Edwards’ Personal Narrative: “Since I came to this town [Northampton], I have often had sweet complacency in God in views of his glorious perfections …Read More

  • Love is in the Air by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    Everyone talks about love. Just about everywhere we turn, someone is talking about love. In fact, it may very well be the most popular thing in our culture — we just love to talk about love, yet never before has love …Read More

  • What Love Is This? by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2004

    The simplicity of God is a doctrine that provides a rather useful fence. The perfections of God are, of course, worthy of our excitement. Their infinity is, of course, staggering. But the simplicity of God is that place where these …Read More

  • A Rose Is a Rose by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1998

    A rose is a rose is a rose. This dictum reinforces the adage that a rose by any other name is still a rose. The idea is that the essence of the rose is not conditioned by what name is …Read More

  • Winning Back His Bride by Sam Storms

    FROM TABLETALK | May 1992

    This month is special to me and my wife, Ann. It was on May 26, 1972, that we stood in the presence of family, friends, and our heavenly Father and there pledged to one another to be faithful “till death …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

  • Church Growth—First Things First by Os Guinness

    FROM TABLETALK | March 1992

    When all is said and done, the church-growth movement will stand or fall by one question: In implementing its vision of church growth, is the church of Christ primarily guided and shaped by its own character and calling—or by …Read More

  • The Anatomy of Doubt by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 1992

    Spiritus sanctus non est skepticus—“The Holy Spirit is not a skeptic.” So Luther rebuked Erasmus of Rotterdam for his expressed disdain for making sure assertions. Luther roared, “The making of assertions is the very mark of the Christian. Take …Read More