The August edition of Tabletalk is out. This issue examines the blessing of discipline. To use the words "blessing" and "discipline" in the same sentence sounds strange to our modern ears, but that is precisely why it is important to address the issue from a biblical perspective. Although Scripture speaks often about the goodness of godly discipline, many in our culture and even within our churches do not consider discipline to be a blessing. We think discipline conflicts with Christian liberty. We think discipline is a synonym for tyranny. In short, we think incorrectly. We forget that discipline begins with God and is grounded in His love for us, and we forget that all other forms of discipline reflect the loving discipline of God.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with J. Mark Beach, Steven J. Lawson, Tom Ascol, Fred Greco, Alexander Strauch, R.C. Sproul Jr., Elyse Fitzpatrick, Phil Johnson, Dave Furman and Michael Oh.
We do not post all of the feature articles or the daily devotionals from the issue, so you'll have to subscribe to get those. But for now, here are links to several free columns and articles from this month:
- The Assurance of Discipline by Burk Parsons
- A Pilgrim People by R.C. Sproul
- Love by Submission by Phil Johnson
- Engaging Japan with the Gospel: An Interview with Michael Oh
- Good News and Good Deeds by Elyse Fitzpatrick
- Trust and Obey by R.C. Sproul Jr.
- The Power of the Broken Body by Michael Beates
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