• The Motivation for Love by Conrad Mbewe

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2012

    In his twentieth century classic, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis imagines the demon Screwtape writing to his nephew Wormwood about the need to discover the secret as to why God loves humans. He writes, “The truth is, I slipped …Read More

  • The Children’s Crusade by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2007

    Context is everything. Consider for a moment the text that gives this column its name. My job here is to take whatever theme the editors have come up with for a given issue, and tie it into the call …Read More

  • Progress Redefined by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2006

    The world measures success in terms of that which is tangible — by what is bigger, faster, and by what draws the most attention. For many people, success is defined solely by numbers and circumstantial outcomes. True success, however, cannot be …Read More

  • When Doubt Becomes Unbelief by Alister McGrath

    FROM TABLETALK | January 1992

    Doubt is not unbelief. But it can become unbelief. That basic principle should guide our reflections on this important issue. Doubt is natural within faith. It comes about because of our human weakness and frailty. We lack the confidence to …Read More

  • Wrath & Patience by Robert Carver

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    Jesus told a parable about a king who wished to settle accounts with His servants (Matt. 18:23–35). A certain servant was brought to the king with a debt that was virtually incalculable and realistically unpayable. Facing the prospect …Read More

  • The Gospel & Journaling by Donald S. Whitney

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2011

    Many of the godliest, most influential Christians in the history of the church have made it a practice to keep a spiritual journal. Also known in older writings as a “diary,” a journal is a document where people record information …Read More

  • Knowing the Enemy by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2007

    There are, no matter what may be happening around the globe, at least three wars going on at the same time. There is from the garden of Eden to the consummation of the kingdom of God the battle between …Read More

  • Feeding Your Soul by Jon Bloom

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2012

    When your soul is in turmoil, it’s hard to see clearly. Fear, anger, sorrow, and despair can distort your perception of reality. It’s hard to keep things in perspective. They can actually magnify your troubles. Often, when you …Read More

  • Glorifying God in the Routines by Gloria Furman

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2014

    Kiss, hug, monkey blanket, book, pray. That’s the summation of my preschool-age son’s bedtime routine. His simple bedtime routine must mean the world to him because if I miss a beat or shake up the order, he lets …Read More

  • An Unpopular Vision by George Grant

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2010

    Some men’s greatness may be seen in how largely they loom over the movements they launched. But greater men are they whose movements loom large over them — even to the point of obscuring them from view. Gerhard Groote was …Read More

  • The Peril of Wandering by Nicholas Batzig

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2011

    The summer after graduating high school, I headed out with a friend to cruise the Okefenokee Swamp of Southeast Georgia. We had a map outlining all the places we should expect to find alligators and a very small amount of …Read More

  • Vanity Fair by Derek Thomas

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2006

    For John Bunyan, a Puritan to his fingertips, the Christian life was an experience of conflict and tension with this world. Imprisoned for upwards of twelve years, he experienced firsthand the world’s hostility. Cheerful and sanguine by temperament, his …Read More

  • The Privilege of Assurance by Roger Nicole

    The privilege of assurance, which is secured by the work of Christ for His own and which is properly undergirded in the Reformed faith, is damaged or even destroyed in certain other theological structures.

    I. When justification by faith alone …Read More

  • The Constancy of a Pilgrim’s Life by Ligon Duncan

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2006

    It has been said that one hallmark of the Puritan view of the Christian life was the emphasis placed on being “constant” (or being steady and unchanging). Remember how John Bunyan puts the challenge to us to learn from the …Read More

  • At Least I’m Honest by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    Every culture and subculture has its own taboos. Not all of them are the same, however. Given that we are all human, how can we explain the divergence of cultural standards? Why is it that one culture will find adultery …Read More