• Higher Criticism by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    About ten years ago I had the opportunity to study under the late Dr. Harold O. J. Brown (1933–2007) at the Evangelical Preacher’s Seminary in Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Brown was known by his students for his oral examinations …Read More

  • Induction and Deduction with Reference to Inspiration by Roger Nicole

    One feature of the evangelical doctrine of scriptural inspiration (and inerrancy) which is subject to considerable debate is the respective place and scope of induction and deduction in the task of ascertaining a truly biblical view of the subject. Dewey …Read More

  • United in the (whole) Truth by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2011

    We are prone to partiality. It is our habit not only to have preferences but to establish ourselves and pride ourselves in the preferences we choose. We play favorites and then rally around our favorites as we strive to demonstrate …Read More

  • Seeing the Gospel in the Word of God by Donald Whitney

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    Surely no one reading this article needs to be convinced of the importance of feeding upon the Word of God. As Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of …Read More

  • Last Things First by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2011

    Do you ever have difficulty understanding how Scripture fits together as a coherent whole? I have a suggestion. The next time you read through the Bible, s t a r t wit h Revelation 20–22, and then go back …Read More

  • The Christian’s GPS by Anthony Selvaggio

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2012

    One of the great inventions of the modern world is the global positioning system (GPS). The devices that use this satellite system make travel easier and enhance marital bliss by eliminating disputes between husbands and wives regarding the need to …Read More

  • Divorcing Doctrine from Scripture by R. Scott Clark

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    Dear Pithius, Our dear boy, you quite misunderstand the problem. So long as Christians continue to understand the Book to contain truths, claims about the way things really are, about the enemy, about Him-who-ought-not-be-named, about His Paraclete, about humans as …Read More

  • The Dawn of Reformation by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2012

    It is one thing to believe that the Bible is the Word of God, but it is another to believe, or trust, the Bible as the Word of God. We’re called not only to believe in God and His …Read More

  • Trusting His Word by Mike Malone

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1995

    Every parent knows that children have a way of exposing the real issues of life in an innocent yet unsympathetic manner. “Where did God come from? Where did I come from? Where will I go when I die?” are questions …Read More

  • Unquestionable Authority by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2009

    I am terribly vexed. I have just finished reading an article from the notoriously left-wing magazine Newsweek. In the cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage,” author Lisa Miller argues the case for gay “marriage” using the Bible as …Read More

  • What is the Gospel? by Ray Ortlund

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015

    In one sense, the whole Bible is the gospel. Reading it from Genesis to Revelation, we see the vast sweep of God’s wonderful message to mankind. But many people read the whole Bible, and their understandings of the gospel …Read More

  • The Public Reading by Terry Johnson

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009

    Until I come,” says the apostle Paul, knowing that his death is imminent, seizing, perhaps, the opportunity to give direction to the church for the centuries ahead, “give attention” (NASB), or “devote yourself” (NIV), “to the public reading of Scripture …Read More

  • Bible-Believing, Bible-Obeying by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2015

    As a pastor, I spend much of my time out in the community, and I meet new people every week. When people inquire what I do for a living, I tell them I am a pastor. At that point I …Read More

  • Speaking the Truth in Love by Phil Johnson

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2015

    Sometimes the best way to love your neighbor is to challenge a false belief that is holding him in confusion, discouragement, or some worse state of spiritual bondage. The idea that it’s unloving to defend truth or confront lies …Read More

  • Canon Law by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    The question of canon, like the question of law, is one of authority. We who are Reformed spend a great deal of time and energy speaking about God’s sovereign power. God’s power is more than worthy of our …Read More