• Practice Makes Perfect Article by Brian Tallman

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2016

    Anyone who has ever achieved at a really high level knows that there is no substitute for practice. Sure, we’ve all heard stories of exceptionally gifted people who are able to master a subject or discipline on their first introduction to it. But those kinds of people are the exceptions and not the norm. For most, mastery takes hard work. The best writers and thinkers and players and workers and musicians are often referred to as those who put the most time in. “He was the first one in and the last one to leave,” they say. “Nobody worked harder … View Resource

  • You Shall Not Murder Article by Brian Tallman

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    The Bible begins with the living God creating living things. All things are from Him and through Him and to Him (Rom. 11:36). All of life owes its existence to Him. He animates everything. In short, He is the God of life, a God who is alive and who begets living things. Even when the devil tried to thwart His life-giving display by introducing death—spiritual and physical—God overcame it through Jesus. In Him was life (John 1:4) and that life was like the dawning of a new day shining light to all men and making the darkness of the evil … View Resource

  • Bringing Marriage Back to Earth Article by Brian Tallman

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2012

    Determining the church’s intersection of and proper degree of engagement with the culture is something that the church has been wrestling with for centuries now. Judging by the number of books on this topic that continue to roll off the presses, it is something she will continue to wrestle with for a long time to come. Perhaps this isn’t all bad news. It is the nature of our pilgrimage not to know everything. As pilgrims, we confess we are going somewhere and at the same time that we have not gotten there yet. Few areas provide opportunity for reflection upon … View Resource