Issue ArchiveRead select articles from the archive (currently back to 2007).
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
Death and disease affect everyone, even Christians. This issue explores the nature of death and disease from a biblical perspective, providing hope to those who trust in Jesus and encouraging believers to view these heinous effects of sin in light of God’s revelation and promises.
Dealing With Death and DiseaseOct, 2011
This issue of Tabletalk examines the decade proceeding the events of September 11, 2001. It pays special attention to American’s response to and demands of God, and it instructs Christians on how to interpret and react to the various issues surrounding and springing from that dark day.
9/11 Ten Years LaterSep, 2011
This issue of Tabletalk interacts with classical literature, exploring various biblical themes littered throughout great pieces such as Moby Dick and The Lord of the Rings. From Victor Hugo’s portrayal of law and grace in Les Mis to the remarkable choice of Faust in Christopher Marlowe’s play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, we will investigate a variety of biblical themes found in each classic work.
Theological Reflections on Classic LiteratureAug, 2011
This issue of Tabletalk examines the need for fostering fraternity and real friendship within the community and the church. We will analyze the New Testament’s clear call for men to experience solidarity with men and women to enjoy closeness with women.
Fraternity: The Bonds of BrotherhoodJul, 2011
How should Christians view and observe the Sabbath? This issue of Tabletalk will look at four prominent views of the Sabbath and how it is applied to the Christian: seventh-day sabbatarian, Sunday sabbatarian, Baptist, and Lutheran.
Four Views of the SabbathJun, 2011