• Sight, Place, and the Presence of God by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2012

    A great debate and controversy over what is proper worship before God is going on in our time. As I have wrestled with this question, I keep going back to the Old Testament. I know this is a dangerous practice …Read More

  • Farmers and the Rest of Us by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2009

    Might there be a time when readers of the Bible will not understand — without a host of reference books — what a sower is? For most of the world’s history, the majority of people made their living from the …Read More

  • American Idols by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2005

    We are made in God’s image. The sheer fact that we could spend the rest of our lives contemplating what it means to be made in God’s image, without beginning to scratch the surface, reminds us that we are God’s …Read More

  • Equipped for Jihad by Carl Ellis

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1998

    When sharing my faith with a Muslim, I’ve found it helpful to evaluate why he is devoted to Islam. Three considerations are important. First, he could be moved by the standards of Islam—the doctrine, theology or teaching. Most Christians seem …Read More

  • The Pastor’s Example of Evangelism by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2012

    In his final letter, Paul charges Timothy, his son in the faith, to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim. 4:5). By these words, the aged Apostle establishes the timeless standard for pastoral ministry, not only for young …Read More

  • Does the Church Know Her Commission? by Denny Burk

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    Have you ever wished you could have a do-over? Have you ever looked back on a situation in which you know that you really botched the job and you just wish you could have another crack at it? That is …Read More

  • The Coming of the Kingdom by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2012

    The gospel of Mark is notable for its lack of extended accounts of Jesus’ teaching. Furthermore, Mark gives us noticeably fewer parables than do Matthew and Luke. However, in chapter 4 of his gospel, Mark records four parables. He begins …Read More

  • How Do I Apply Doctrine Personally? by Daniel Doriani

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    Bill Watterson, creator of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, said he starts the creative process by holding a blank sheet of paper, staring into space, and letting his mind wander. Most teachers know the feeling, and have tried this …Read More

  • How Do I Apply Doctrine in My Community? by Michael Aitcheson

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    God used Gifford Ramsey—with his high-pitched voice, broad shoulders, and big smile—to spur many youngsters and adults to faith. “You say you’re a Christian, then show me—I’m from Missouri, the Show Me state,” he would say. He was …Read More

  • How Much Should I Study Doctrine? by Jen Wilkin

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    I stumbled onto Reformed theology as a bleary-eyed new mom. During an inductive study of the book of romans, I began to detect that I had been quite a bit more dead in my sins than the church of my …Read More

  • News I Can Use by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    A case could be made that what separates Reformed believers from the rest of the evangelical church is less the competing doctrinal perspectives of Calvinism versus Arminianism and more the competing perspectives on the value of doctrine. That is, we …Read More

  • What Is Truth? by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2010

    What is truth? This question raised by Pilate, when Jesus Christ stood trial before him, exposed his own worldview. He lived in a world in which absolute truth did not exist. I think Pilate‚Äôs voice was dismissive and filled …Read More

  • Pastor, Professor, Pilgrim: An Interview with Derek Thomas by Derek Thomas

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2014

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian? Derek W.H. Thomas: I became a Christian during my first year at university. My best friend (who had recently become a Christian) sent me a copy of John Stott’s Basic Christianity …Read More

  • Cultural Engagement by Russell Moore

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2014

    Early in my ministry, I served as a youth pastor, and like every other evangelical youth minister, I received all the advertisements from youth ministry curriculum-hawkers telling me how I could be “relevant” to “today’s teenagers.” The advertisements promised …Read More

  • Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea by Andrew Naselli

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2011

    What is “let-go-and-let-God” theology? It’s called Keswick theology, and it’s one of the most significant strands of second-blessing theology. It assumes that Christians experience two “blessings.” The first is getting “saved,” and the second is getting serious. The …Read More