• The Idol-Crushing King by Nicholas Batzig

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2011

    Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21). If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, “an idol-making factory,” then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us …Read More

  • The Ethics of Personhood by Justin Holcomb

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2013

    Human history is tragically full of examples of the persecution and oppression that arise when those in power create their own definitions of human personhood and rights so as to exclude and misuse certain groups of people. Scripture is clear …Read More

  • Christ Our Church by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2010

    There are a number of Old Testament passages that figure prominently in the New Testament. In Galatians 3:10–14, several of them are quoted by the apostle, and he uses these Old Testament passages as proof texts for the doctrine …Read More

  • Restoration and Reformation by John Sartelle

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (Matt. 4:17). What was the first word spoken by John the Baptist and by Jesus as they came preaching? Each of them …Read More

  • You Shall Not Covet by Jason Helopoulos

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2015

    Many individuals are like the rich young man when Jesus said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall …Read More

  • Abortion by Randy Alcorn

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2013

    Some “pro-choice” advocates claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that Scripture does not prohibit abortion. They are wrong. The Bible does, in fact, emphatically prohibit the killing of innocent people (Ex. 20:13) and clearly considers …Read More

  • Addictions and Idolatry by Edward Welch

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    I want”—addictions start here. Then, through small steps, want becomes need. There is no one recognized definition of addiction, but most of its proposed definitions share a common core. Addictions are compulsive searches for a desired object or state …Read More

  • Affluence and Discontentment by Tim Challies

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2015

    Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,” Jesus said as He recalled the beauty of a common lily (Luke 12:27). And I suspect that even Solomon in all his splendor could not have …Read More

  • The Biblical Evidence for Hell by Christopher Morgan

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    Would a loving Jesus really teach about hell? Yes, and so does every New Testament author. Let’s consider what they teach. Hell in Matthew In the Sermon on the Mount, often known for its emphasis on love and the …Read More

  • Conformed to His Image by Greg Bailey

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2005

    The conversation turned to the subject of God the Father, and Philip found the courage to express the hope he had nursed as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. “Lord,” he said, “show us the Father, and it is …Read More

  • The Consequences of Addiction by Heath Lambert

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Addiction is not an abstract concept to me. I have counseled many people in my ministry who have been beset by addiction. The costliest encounter I have had with this problem was with my mother, who was addicted to alcohol …Read More

  • Cosmic Treason by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    The sinfulness of sin” sounds like a vacuous redundancy that adds no information to the subject under discussion. However, the necessity of speaking of the sinfulness of sin has been thrust upon us by a culture and even a church …Read More

  • Courage and Compassion by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2015

    Homosexual sin is a grievous and heinous sin. While it is indeed true that all sexual immorality is sin—adultery, fornication, pornography—homosexual sin is different. It is a more heinous and grievous sin because, as the Word of God makes clear …Read More

  • Death Does Not Have the Last Word by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2011

    The guns of secular naturalism, when aimed at the Christian faith, resemble not so much shotguns as carefully aimed rifles. The chief target of the naturalist is the biblical doctrine of creation. If the doctrine of creation falls, all of …Read More

  • Fear of Men by Nicholas Batzig

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2013

    It seemed like almost every morning I woke up and found myself staring at a copy of John Bunyan’s Fear of God. I had carried it with me through all my years of rebellion and unbelief. My father gave …Read More