• The Gospel for Muslims Article by Thabiti Anyabwile

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2011

    In 2005, I make my first trip to the Middle East. I was there to engage in a Christian-Muslim dialogue sponsored by a local university’s Muslim and Christian student associations. As far as we knew, it would be the first such public dialogue in this country’s history. It would be, for many of the Muslim students, the first time they’d ever heard a Christian proclaim the gospel in person. The Frequently Asked Question and Rarely Given Answer Through out our time in the Middle East, both students and adults repeatedly asked, “How do we share the gospel with Muslims?” It’s … View Resource

  • Racism Article by Thabiti Anyabwile

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2011

    Our Dear Gremory, Your charge recently awakened to the enemy and discovered so-called “new life,“ which we know to be a grotesque death. No doubt your patient already thinks of many old things as worn and unpalatable, and has discovered new, ribald activities like singing and praying to the enemy with others. The enemy poisons his mind with talk of unity. No doubt the subject believes he is “one of them.“ But there lurks in him something old, awaiting opportunity to take control. Become familiar with this old man, and you may seduce your subject to abandon the enemy’s “new … View Resource

  • The Key of Paradise Article by Thabiti Anyabwile

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009

    By these words he explains that, in order that the shedding of his sacred blood may not be nullified, our souls are cleansed by the secret watering of the Spirit. For the same reason, also, Paul, in speaking of cleansing and justification, says that we come to possess both, ‘in the name of…Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God’ [I Cor. 6:11]. To sum up, the Holy Spirit is the bond by which Christ effectually unites us to himself.” (Institutes, 3.1.1) One is left to wonder whether this solid biblical truth is believed at all anymore. … View Resource

  • Lust & Chastity Article by Thabiti Anyabwile

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    We often think that “our day and age” differs significantly from previous eras. We tend to think that our day presents more dangerous and stubborn problems, requiring more complex and sophisticated solutions, from wiser and nobler people, namely ourselves. Someone has dubbed this attitude “chronological snobbery.”  But one thing puts the lie to this self deception — the continuing existence and destruction of lust. Earlier Christians wisely included lust among the deadliest sins. For lust is the impregnated parent of all forms of sin. James explained that “each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own … View Resource