• An Ordinary Christian Son Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2014 | 1 Timothy 3

    It has become rather fashionable in certain circles these days to decry the rise in the church of what we call “the cult of personality”—and rightly so. A broader body consumed with consuming theological and biblical teaching via sundry media outlets is going to face the temptation to elevate certain voices, to take sides, to wave flags, and to give blind allegiance to a carefully crafted brand. We choose our cult leaders perhaps because we like their theological perspective, perhaps because we like their teaching style. It may be that our leader champions our favorite cause. Or it may … View Resource

  • The Pillar of the Truth Article by Steve Timmis

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2014 | 1 Timothy 3

    At first reading, 1 Timothy 3:15 seems somewhat disconcerting. In it, Paul is explaining to Timothy why he is writing to him. It concerns the church: “I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.” Did you catch what he wrote? “The church … a pillar and buttress of the truth.” As sound evangelicals, we know that Paul has to have … View Resource