Feb 2, 2017

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, February 2017

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The February issue of Tabletalk provides an overview of the biblical teaching on joy. The call to rejoice and be joyful is found throughout Scripture, and joy is listed in Galatians 5:22 as part of the fruit of the Spirit. As such, Christians know that they have a duty to pursue joy. Yet believers are often confused about the nature of joy. How is joy related to happiness? Is it really possible to have joy in the midst of great pain and sorrow? Does true joy mean smiling and acting as if nothing is wrong even when life is particularly difficult? Where do I find joy, and what is the source of lasting joy in the Christian life? This issue will help readers understand the Bible's teaching on joy so that they may fulfill God's call to rejoice in Him always (Phil. 4:4).

We do not post all of the feature articles or the daily devotionals from the issue, so you'll have to either purchase the issue or subscribe to get those. But for now, here are links to several free columns and articles from this month:

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Here's a preview of what's coming up in Tabletalk over the coming months:


The March issue will consider the reality of secularism and its impact on the culture, the church, and the individual Christian.

The Seventeenth Century

The April issue will examine the history of the church in the seventeenth century, focusing particularly on developments within the Reformed tradition that have shaped our understanding of theology and the Christian life to this day.

Fourty Years of Tabletalk: Why We Are Reformed

The May issue will mark the magazine's fortieth anniversary by highlighting several of the key theological convictions that fuel the mission of the magazine and of Ligonier Ministries.

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