• The Witness of Matthew Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2009

    In the history of biblical studies, we have seen in the last two centuries the rise of so-called “higher criticism.” So much of higher criticism is fueled by skepticism with respect to the reliability of the biblical texts. Since orthodox Christians stand opposed to many of the arguments of higher critics, they sometimes overlook valuable insights that can be gained through critical analysis of the text. Some of these analysescan be very helpful to our endeavor of seeking an accurate understanding of the Bible.  One element of critical scholarship that can do this is that dimension known as source … View Resource

  • Portraits of Jesus Article by Joel Beeke

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2008

    Matthew 8 presents several portraits of Christ in ministry. A comparison of Matthew’s accounts with those in other gospels makes it clear that Matthew’s portraits are not arranged in chronological order. Rather, they are given to us to teach us how Jesus is Savior, Master, and Lord of All. Let us walk through this portrait gallery, one room at a time. First Room (vv. 1–17): The Savior who bears our griefs and sorrows In the first portrait, Christ has given His great Sermon on the Mount with such authority that great multitudes of people are compelled to follow Him. From amid … View Resource

  • Good News for All Nations Article by Robert Rothwell

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    Writing for Tabletalk is a great honor. It is hard to put into words the privilege of having one’s writing published alongside contributions from today’s finest theologians and pastors. Those who worked on the magazine before us have set a high standard indeed and by God’s grace we hope that we can be faithful to their example. This standard also makes writing for Tabletalk a great responsibility. We are called to be true to the legacy Dr. R.C. Sproul has set, a legacy of faithfulness to the biblical doctrines recovered during the Reformation. Our job is not to … View Resource