Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2014
The November issue of Tabletalk is out. This issue is devoted to an examination of the slogan semper reformanda: “reformed and always reforming.” This slogan first appeared in 1674 during the Dutch Second Reformation in a devotional written by Jodocus van Lodenstein. He said that “the church is reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God.” The slogan accurately represents what the earliest Reformers were doing even if they themselves did not use the slogan. Sadly, the slogan is often abused. If a person rejects or distorts the teaching of the creeds and confessions, he will often claim to be following the Reformed principle of semper reformanda even though he isn’t. This issue of Tabletalk will clarify exactly what the proper understanding of semper reformanda is.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with W. Robert Godfrey, Carl R. Trueman, R. Scott Clark, David W. Hall, Liam Goligher, R.C. Sproul Jr., Trillia J. Newbell, Jonathan Gibson, Peter Jones, Joe Holland, Tim Challies, John MacArthur, Albert N. Martin, Eric B. Watkins, and others.
We do not post all of the feature articles or the daily devotionals from the issue, so you’ll have to either purchase the issue or subscribe to get those. But for now, here are links to several free columns and articles from this month:
- The True Reformers by Burk Parsons
- The Church’s One Foundation by R.C. Sproul
- Looking Backward, Moving Forward by R.C. Sproul Jr.
- Bearer’s of God’s Image by Trillia J. Newbell
- Why Does it Matter? by Jonathan Gibson
- Truth Exchange: An Interview with Peter Jones
- Coaching and the Suffering Christian by Joe Holland
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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in Tabletalk over the coming months:
Who Do You Say That I Am?
The December issue explains why orthodox Christology is of great importance for this and every generation.
The Good News
The January issue seeks to explain the gospel, along with aspects of redemption that relate to the gospel and flow out of it.
Labor and Rest
The February issue will seek to define and explain labor and rest—their purpose, their balance, and their practice in the Christian life.
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