• The Mortification of Addictions by Jeremy Pierre

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    I used to serve as the deacon of grounds at our church, and weeds were my worst enemies. Weeds are the bullies of the domestic plant world. They steal the precious resources needed for growth from your grass and flowers …Read More

  • Ministering to Addicts by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    As a pastor, I often find myself counseling people with addictions. Having served in local church settings for more than twenty years, I find ministering to addicts and their families to be one of the more difficult, complicated, and sad …Read More

  • Seriousness in Worship by Jason Helopolous

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2016

    No experience on earth should delight the soul of the Christian more than corporate worship. It is the high point of our week and establishes the rhythm of our lives. As Christians, we live life from Lord’s Day to …Read More

  • True Reformation by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2016

    Awakening is at the very heart of the Christian faith, and it is the reason we are Christians. Awakening is the powerful work of our sovereign and gracious God. When He awakens us, He doesn’t simply awaken us from …Read More

  • Seeking the Welfare of the City by Danny Wuerffel

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Cities are complex organisms. In an effort to truly seek the welfare of an entire city, it’s a daunting task to determine where to begin or where to focus. I’m no expert at cities. Others are far more …Read More

  • Uprooted by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2015

    One spring, I transplanted a hydrangea. It was a last-minute decision, and the attempt involved my digging a hole in one dirt patch, then extracting the plant from another dirt patch in the fifteen minutes I had until my husband …Read More

  • Reformed Pastor, President, Professor: An Interview with W. Robert Godfrey by W. Robert Godfrey

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2015

    Tabletalk: Your book An Unexpected Journey describes how you discovered Reformed Christianity. Please describe why coming to believe Reformed theology was an “unexpected journey” for you. W. Robert Godfrey: My journey to Reformed Christianity was unexpected in that I was …Read More

  • Preaching the Gospel to Yourself by Joe Thorn

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2015

    There is great security in the salvation of the Lord. God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, and His decision stands. The Holy Spirit has caused us to be born again, and there is no means …Read More

  • Us and Them by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2014

    It certainly is, comparatively speaking, a subplot. But it is plenty important. As God’s Word describes the power of God’s words in creation, we ought to be astonished. God speaks, and there is light. He speaks and the …Read More

  • May You Live in Interesting Times by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2014

    There is a sort of application of the Observer Effect that applies to the news of the day. Sometimes confused with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, which argues that at the subatomic level we can discern either the velocity of a …Read More

  • Living in the Story by Dan Cruver

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2014

    Telling a great story with your life is not easy. It’s often exhausting, terribly so—and yet a growing number of evangelical writers passionately encourage us to “tell a great story with your life” or “stop trying to increase your …Read More

  • Asking, Seeking, Knocking by Eric Alexander

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2014

    There must be few pastors who have not repeated the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:7, with a wistfulness equal to his: “You were running well. Who hindered you?” The Apostolic finger had touched upon the timeless …Read More

  • Living the Gospel in Ordinary Life: An Interview with Aimee Byrd by Aimee Byrd

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2014

    Tabletalk: What led you to write Housewife Theologian? Aimee Byrd: The idea for my book came from a need that I perceived in my own community. When my children started attending school, I realized that although many families went to …Read More

  • I Am with You Always by Gerrit Scott Dawson

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    What a wonderful way to conclude a gospel. The story of the God who came from heaven to earth wraps up with the assurance, “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20 …Read More

  • The Meaning of Justified Ends by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2014

    What are we supposed to do? Though teleology may be the most neglected of all branches of philosophy, it cannot long be ignored in our daily lives. We need to know what we are for, what the goal is. And …Read More