• Fear of the Future by Edward Welch

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    All fears are prophecies about the future. They start small—a robber might steal your bike, the boogieman will eat you before the night is over—and they grow from there. These fears need help, however, to go global and …Read More

  • Secure Investments by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    The Sermon on the Mount is tough to swallow all at once. Though what we have recorded for us in Matthew 5–7 is significantly shorter than the sermons most of us are used to, it is on the other …Read More

  • Not Hearers Only by Harry Reeder

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror …Read More

  • How Then Should We Love? by Kelly Kapic

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    Has it ever struck you how strange it sounds to be commanded to love? Say you are a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan and someone told you to love the Dallas Cowboys. This would not sound like a joyful invitation, but …Read More

  • Fear and the Sovereignty of God by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    God is in control.” These words can be a wonderful comfort to people struggling with common phobias, natural fears, or even deep-seated terrors. The reminder that God is in control often brings great relief. But there are times when the …Read More

  • Fear of Self by Kris Lundgaard

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    Myself, arch-traitor to myself; My hollowest friend, my deadliest foe, My clog whatever road I go.
    Christina Rossetti, in her poem “Who Shall Deliver Me,” writhes in her imagination as she grasps for some means to save herself from her …Read More

  • When Pigs Fly by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2013

    We Protestants tend to have something of a love/hate relationship with Thomas Aquinas. On the one hand, as Protestants, at least we who are Reformed, we value theological brilliance. We admire deeply the mind of Thomas, perhaps even dreaming …Read More

  • An Eternal Perspective: An Interview with Randy Alcorn by Randy Alcorn

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2013

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian, and how did you receive the call to ministry? Randy Alcorn: I grew up without Christ and without the church. When I was in high school, I attended a church to see a …Read More

  • Informal Mentoring by Alvin Reid

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2013

    Jimmy arrived at my house promptly at 8 a.m. to take me to the airport. He has often done this for me. Jimmy and his wife, Natalie, head overseas later this year as missionaries. He has been in a …Read More

  • A Sure Hope for the Future by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2013

    I’ve spoken at more conferences than I can remember, and one of the highlights of these events is the book signing wherein attendees visit with the conference speakers and the speakers sign their books. These signings are a privilege …Read More

  • Trust and Obey by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    The KISS principle—Keep It Simple, Stupid—is itself a rather simple principle. It argues that when we find ourselves entangled in complex and complicated arguments, chances are we have already left the proper playing field. While, for instance, the …Read More

  • Bless Those Who Admonish You by Alexander Strauch

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it” (Ps. 141:5). If there is a religion that unapologetically emphasizes human fallenness, sin …Read More

  • Self-Discipline by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    Growth in personal holiness is largely determined by our progress in self-discipline. Without this foundational discipline, there can be no advancement in grace. Before other disciplines can be administered, whether in the home, business, or church, there first must be …Read More

  • The Power of the Broken Body by Michael Beates

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    Mention the word church and a vast array of images enter the mind. A steepled building housing a congregation; a movement of God across the centuries and the world; “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic”; “visible and invisible”; “militant and triumphant …Read More

  • The Blessing of God’s Discipline by J. Mark Beach

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2013

    Parents see the benefits of discipline more easily than their children. When I was a child, I never quite bought the idea that I was being punished because my parents loved me. I just didn’t size it up that …Read More