• An Historic Faith by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    Once upon a time….” These words signal the beginning of a fairy tale, a story of make believe, not an account of sober history. Unlike beginning with the words “once upon a time,” the Bible begins with the words, “In …Read More

  • Songs from Exile by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1997

    In exile the people of Israel faced the question: “How do you sing the Lord’s song in a strange and foreign land?” The question is similar to that faced by contemporary American Christians. Ours is a spiritual exile as …Read More

  • The Heart Restored by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    As we consider the history of God’s people in the Old Testament, we do not observe a people who served the Lord faithfully. The people of Israel did not demonstrate their love for God with all their hearts. Even …Read More

  • The Suffering Servant and Conquering King by Alec Motyer

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2011

    John the Baptist was the last of the “Old Testament” prophets, and his message — “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” — tells us in a nutshell what the task of the prophets was and how they went about …Read More

  • Old Expectations by Iain Duguid

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2007

    When Jesus started his earthly ministry, he began by “proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom” (Matt. 4:23). Yet nowhere in the Gospels do we see Jesus giving a clear definition of the kingdom. The reason is simple: Jesus didn …Read More

  • Freedom and Its Obligations by Chris Donato

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    If ever there were a free man, Adam was he. And all he and his wife had to do was exercise that freedom to the glory of God. But somewhere, and at some time, disobedience seemed like a viable option …Read More

  • At Many Times; In Many Ways by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2008

    It is probably not an exaggeration to say that most Christians have little difficulty reading the Five Books of Moses and the Historical Books of the Old Testament. Sure, we may scratch our heads in puzzlement while reading certain sections …Read More

  • The Prophets by Alec Motyer

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2008

    We do ourselves no favors by calling the first part of our Bibles the “Old Testament.” Why, the very title suggests something bygone! Of course, we are too far down the road to discard this description, but we need constantly …Read More

  • The Everlasting Kingdom by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    Even though the 2004 U.S. presidential election was not even two years ago, the media is already looking ahead to the 2008 campaign cycle. This reporting can be exasperating, but it is not surprising. In biblical terms, the attention …Read More

  • Moses by Robert Vasholz

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    Generally speaking, the mention of canon or “canonicity” of the Bible is considered a topic for seminary professors and specialists in theology. It appears to have small relevance to “faith and practice.” But when one realizes that canonicity deals with …Read More

  • Family Covenant by John Duncan

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2007

    What if you had an angel involved in the arrangement of your marriage or your children’s marriage, wouldn’t that be amazing? If you’re a believer, you actually do; the “Angel of the Lord” Himself. In Genesis …Read More

  • Conquest and Settlement by Bryan Estelle

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    Deuteronomy is the linchpin to the historical books. Deuteronomy is a covenant document that is the foundational constitutional document of the emerging Israelites. There is an astounding preview of Israel’s history at the end of Deuteronomy (chap. 27–30 …Read More

  • One God, Two Testaments by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    Like me, many of you reading this article did not grow up in a church that is part of the Reformed tradition. You did not have the benefit of being catechized in the Westminster Standards or the Heidelberg Catechism. Calvinism …Read More

  • From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Interview with T.D. Alexander by T. Desmond Alexander

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2012

    Tabletalk: Describe how you became a Christian and how God called you to work in the academy. T.D. Alexander: I grew up in a rural community in the northeast of Ireland, strongly influenced by Ulster-Scots culture, where almost everyone …Read More

  • The Historical Book by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2006

    Non-Christians assume that the Bible is a collection of myths. So do theological liberals, which is why they feel free to support abortion, homosexual marriage, the validity of all world religions — and they have constructed a whole vein of scholarship …Read More