We're excited to announce that beginning with the July 2016 issue, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. will be contributing regularly to Tabletalk magazine's City on a Hill column. Dr. Mohler is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., a Ligonier teaching fellow, and host of The Briefing. He's also the author of several books, including We Cannot Be Silent.
Dr. Mohler will be contributing to City on a Hill every month for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017. The City on a Hill column focuses on pertinent issues that Christians face in their day-to-day interaction with the surrounding culture, and it challenges Christians to think about their beliefs, responsibilities, and everyday choices as they dwell together before a watching world. Many Christians are familiar with Dr. Mohler's insightful analysis and comments on current news and events on his podcast The Briefing. We're thankful that Dr. Mohler will be reaching Tabletalk readers with similar wisdom and insight. Tabletalk recently hit a milestone of printing one hundred thousand issues each month, and we know many readers will be eager to read his thoughts.
Dr. Mohler's first article is titled "The Sexual Revolution and the Church's Witness." Here's an excerpt:
In the face of the sexual revolution, the Christian church in the West now faces a set of moral challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire moral structure of meaning and life. These challenges would be vexing enough for any generation. But the contours of our current challenge have to be understood over against the affecting reality for virtually everything on the American landscape, and furthermore in the West. This revolution, like all revolutions, takes few prisoners. In other words, it demands total acceptance of its revolutionary claims and the affirmation of its aims. This is the problem that now confronts Christians who are committed to faithfulness to the Bible as the Word of God and to the gospel as the only message of salvation.
The scale and scope of this challenge are made clear in an argument made by the British theologian Theo Hobson. As Hobson acknowledges, "Churches have always faced difficult moral issues and they have muddled through." Some will argue that the challenge of the sexual revolution and the normalization of homosexuality are nothing new or unusual. He says, "Until quite recently I would have agreed," but he also says, "It becomes ever clearer that the issue of homosexuality really is different."
You can read the rest of the article here. We're honored and grateful for Dr. Mohler's contributing to Tabletalk, and we're thankful for his work in ministry. We're looking forward to future issues of Tabletalk and reading Dr. Mohler's columns in upcoming months.
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