Issue ArchiveRead select articles from the archive (currently back to 2007).
The October 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the relationship between the church and Israel, a relationship commonly misunderstood by the average layperson. This issue explores the various historical positions regarding this matter, and seeks to help readers understand the composition and nature of the “called out ones,” from the covenant of works in Adam all the way through the manifestations of the covenant of grace in redemptive history
The Church and IsraelOct, 2012
The September 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the twelfth century as it relates to the church and its constituents. The church witnessed a surprising number of developments in the twelfth century, both within its own walls and without. From the rise of Islam throughout the Western world to the influx of heresies in continental Europe, the twelfth century proved a dynamic time of change.
The 12th CenturySep, 2012
The August 2012 issue of Tabletalk addresses Eastern spirituality and its increasing global influence. While containing truths accrued through general revelation, Eastern spirituality nonetheless denies the fundamental tenets of the gospel, and Christians must recognize the danger it presents despite its non-abrasive presentation and ideals.
Eastern SpiritualityAug, 2012
The July 2012 issue of Tabletalk tackles the questions of why sound biblical doctrine matters, why we cannot compromise, how we determine our doctrinal boundaries, and how Christians can avoid succumbing to the temptation of wavering. In this technological era, anybody has the ability to disseminate their beliefs about critical religious doctrine through numerous modes of media. Further, Western culture vehemently affirms the validity and veracity of each stance. Yet, the Word of God teaches differently. This issue examines the importance of maintaining and guarding doctrinal integrity for the sake of the gospel.
Drawing the Line: Why Doctrine MattersJul, 2012
The June 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the theology of evangelism. While most of us are familiar with the call to evangelism given by Jesus in the Great Commission, many of us either do not know or we misunderstand the meaning and importance of evangelism in the Christian life. This issue seeks to unfold the fullness of evangelism, the means by which God, in His sovereignty, calls sinners from darkness into the light of His grace.
The Theology of EvangelismJun, 2012
The May 2012 issue of Tabletalk addresses the subject of controversy. John Newton’s letter “On Controversy” provides a launching pad into the discussion, and the core of this issue extracts, explains, and applies the three major sections of the letter that he wrote to a minister preparing to engage another minister regarding orthodoxy. An additional two articles argue for the occasional necessity of controversy and direct us to the appropriate end of engaging in controversy: the glory of God.
The April 2012 issue of Tabletalk explores the God-centered life. With all levels of society pressuring Christians to pursue their own esteem and desires improperly, the necessity for addressing narcissism and combating it with a God-centered worldview gains even more importance.
The God-Centered LifeApr, 2012
The March 2012 issue of Tabletalk explores the narcissism that radically pervades contemporary culture. Scripture speaks of improper self-love often, constantly combating this destructive tendency, which is stimulated by sin and affects everyone in society, from the least to the greatest. This issue aims to encourage believers to think properly about themselves and the gifts God has bestowed upon them for the good of the church.
The Self-Centered LifeMar, 2012
The February 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining what Jonathan Edwards called charity as described by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1–13. This passage rings familiar to many people on account of its frequent use (or misuse) in wedding ceremonies and other occasions demanding a proclamation of love. Yet the truth of Christian love as laid out in 1 Corinthians 13 reaches far beyond these settings.
Love Never FailsFeb, 2012
The January 2012 issue of Tabletalk explores various aspects related to the book of Revelation, including an overview of its content, a history of its major interpretations, applications of the real purpose of the book, and advice for how to live in light of this prophecy.
The Apocalypse of JohnJan, 2012
The December 2011 issue of Tabletalk examines the brokenness afflicting all households and seeks to offer hope amid the turmoil through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It aims to provide wise biblical direction for all readers as we seek to live out the gospel in caring daily for our own families and other families around us.
Hope for Broken HomesDec, 2011
The November 2011 issue of Tabletalk seeks to unpack the biblical-theological meaning of certain words commonly used in Scripture that, nonetheless, remain either largely misunderstood or not fully understood among laymen. These include Amen, Blessing, Church, Covenant, Glory, Heaven, Kingdom, Loyal-Love, and Worship.
Defining Our TermsNov, 2011