Jul 3, 2018

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, July 2018

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The July issue provides an overview of the history of the church during the eighteenth century. Few centuries have been as influential on modern evangelical Protestantism as the eighteenth century. While political revolutions were taking place in America and Europe, spiritual renewal was occurring throughout the church. Open-air preachers such as George Whitefield and John and Charles Wesley crisscrossed England and America proclaiming the gospel of grace. The First Great Awakening decisively shaped American evangelicalism, and America produced perhaps its greatest philosopher and theologian, Jonathan Edwards. The modern missionary movement was born, ushering in a new age of Protestant missions as missionaries were sent to Asia and many other places. This issue considers the major events and figures of the eighteenth-century church and explores what we should learn from them today.

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

Psalm 23

The August issue will consider Psalm 23 in its original context, helping readers understand each line of this biblical text and directing them in how this psalm applies to thei lives and their walk with God today.

Between Two Worlds

The September issue will explore various facets of what it means to live between these two worlds faithfully in service to the Lord, helping believers to act responsibly on earth even as their true home is in heaven.

Perfectionism, Control, and the Sovereignty of God

The October issue will consider various issues related to the right understanding of divine sovereignty and man’s responsibility, helping readers to have a more biblical view of what it means to live soberly in this present age without falling into perfectionism or sinful fear.

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