• Crossing the River Article by Frank Farrell

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2006

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon said he had read Pilgrim’s Progress one hundred times. Alexander Whyte said he had read it almost as often. These two giants of the British pulpit have been called the “last of the Puritans,” so thoroughly immersed were they in Puritan writings. Spurgeon gives us the key to Bunyan’s genius: “Read anything of his, and you will see that it is almost like reading the Bible itself. He had studied the Bible; he had read it till his very soul was saturated with Scripture and…he cannot give us his Pilgrim’s Progress — that sweetest of all prose … View Resource

  • Living Stones Article by Frank Farrell

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2005

    The greatest news that ever broke upon the world, the news that was to change the whole life of humanity and shake down thrones and revolutionize kingdoms, the news which still today girdles the earth with everlasting hope and sends a new thrill through every Christian soul on Easter morning, was given first to one humble, obscure woman out of whom seven devils had gone, who had nothing to distinguish her but her forgiven heart, and no claim at all but her love.” So wrote the Scottish preacher and scholar James Stewart about Mary Magdalene, the first human witness of … View Resource

  • Heresy and Those Who Fought It Article by Frank Farrell

    FROM TABLETALK | April 1994

    To murder the soul is worse than murdering the body, so the teaching of heresy should be punishable by death.” I have never forgotten this statement made to me 40 years ago by a monk in the Trappist monastery of Mount Melleray in the south of Ireland. Though I could not agree with the penalty, he had joltingly reminded me of the seriousness of heresy in a century which tends to take it very lightly. It has been said that the history of the church is the history of heresies. To forget or neglect them is to lay oneself open … View Resource

  • Nurturing the Soul Article by Frank Farrell

    FROM TABLETALK | June 1992

    We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still; We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead, And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. It is my conviction that a very large part of mankind’s ills and of the world’s misery is due to the rampant practice of trying to feed the soul with the body’s food. Jesus in His confrontation with Satan reminded us for all time of Moses’ proper distinction: “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Job had also made … View Resource