Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, February 2018
The February issue of Tabletalk considers how Christians should do theology. The discipline of theology, or the study of God and His ways, is often thought to be the exclusive purview of professional scholars and pastors. However, every time we consider God’s revelation and seek to understand and apply it, we are engaging in the work of doing theology. Because everyone has some view of God and His work in creation, everyone is actually a theologian. The only question is whether we will be good theologians who seek to conform our thinking to the doctrines of Scripture or bad theologians who do the work of theology haphazardly and with little attention to God’s special revelation. This issue seeks to help ordinary Christians become better theologians by examining various aspects of what it means to do theology faithfully.
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- How Not to Do Theology by Robert Rothwell
- Studying Scripture and Doing Theology by R. Carlton Wynne
- The Role of Creeds and Confessions in Doing Theology by R. Scott Clark
- Doing Theology Together under the Leading of the Holy Spirit by Gabe Fluhrer
- The Goal of Doing Theology by Sinclair Ferguson
- Doers, Not Hearers Only by Burk Parsons
- The Problem of Forgiveness by R.C. Sproul
- Heavnely Stepping Stones by Barry York
- Supporting the Church by Matt Ryman
- Vocation in Retirement by Gene Edward Veith
- First-Rate Sons by David B. Garner
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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in Tabletalk over the coming months:
Loving Our Neighbors
The March issue will remind believers of their high calling to love their neighbors and provide practical guidance for loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.
The April issue will consider the nature of false teaching while helping laypeople and church leaders prevent error from seeping into their churches.
Disappointment, Failure, and Hope
The May issue will look at the twin themes of disappointment and hope from a biblical perspective, encouraging readers to approach disappointment from a biblically realistic perspective that recognizes its reality while seeing it in light of the everlasting hope we have in our Savior.
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