• The Witness of Matthew by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    In the history of biblical studies, we have seen in the last two centuries the rise of so-called “higher criticism.” So much of higher criticism is fueled by skepticism with respect to the reliability of the biblical texts. Since …Read More

  • The Witness of John by Robert Cara

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    I have just again read through the gospel of John. Yes, it is an amazing book at many levels. At the level of literature, it is enjoyable to read. The vocabulary is fairly simple, but the repeated use of similar expressions …Read More

  • The Witness of Luke by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Imagine for a moment that you are a citizen of the Roman Empire during the first century. You are living at a time of peace and prosperity under the reign of the caesar, whom many call “lord.” Most of …Read More

  • The Gospel of the Gospels by Daniel Hyde

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Quick. What are the Gospels? Time is up. Did you answer: “The Gospels are the biographies of Jesus Christ?” When we read the Gospels as biographies only, we basically look at them like trees apart from the proverbial forest …Read More

  • Cursing of the Fig Tree by Daniel Doriani

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem to shouts of acclamation and then tossed the money-changers from the temple. God had appointed it as “a house of prayer,” but its priests had made it “a den of robbers.” Jesus spent the …Read More

  • Not One Jot or Tittle by Brandon Crowe

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Matthew 5:17–18 is a key text for interpreting the Sermon on the Mount and the entire gospel of Matthew:

    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish …
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  • I and the Father Are One by Andreas Kostenberger

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    When Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30), what did He mean? The gender of the Greek word for “one” in this passage is not masculine but neuter, designating the Father and Jesus not as one …Read More

  • No One Knows by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Is our doctrine of Christ big enough to accommodate a Jesus who is both truly God and truly man? Maybe that seems like an odd question in this context, but it gets to the heart of why many people have …Read More

  • The Purpose of Parables by Ben Dunson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    In Matthew 13:10–17, Jesus explains to His disciples why He teaches in parables. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. (v …Read More

  • Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit by Dennis Johnson

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2015

    Jesus’ announcement that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is a sin that will never be forgiven is “hard” for two reasons. First, it seems to contradict Scriptures that tell us Christ’s blood can effect forgiveness for every sin (1 John …Read More

  • The Good News by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    I’ve got great news — I just saved a bundle on my car insurance. This pop-cultural punchline might just expose a real problem we have in our Christian sub-culture: we don’t know what the good news is. The confusion, from …Read More

  • The Gospel of Reality by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are not enough for many denizens of the twenty-first century. In their search for a more palatable Jesus, novelists such as Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code, feminist theologians such as Elaine Pagels, and …Read More

  • Jesus and His Apostles: Teaching in Harmony by R. Fowler White

    Have you ever gotten the impression that the teaching of the apostles is at odds with the teaching of Jesus?  Sometimes it may seem that way, especially when we see Jesus emphasizing certain things that the apostles don’t, and …Read More

  • The Unchanging Gospel by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    I am a Christian, and I am a Protestant. I am a Christian because I trust Jesus Christ alone, believing that salvation is accomplished by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. I am a devout Protestant because I …Read More

  • The Witness of Mark by S.M. Baugh

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    Matthew contains 97 percent of Mark’s verses. Why, then, do we have Mark, since we could just read Matthew? Two competing theories reply that either Mark was written as a digest of the larger Matthew or that Matthew was written …Read More