The April 2010 issue of Tabletalk looks at how the rapidity of change in our culture has affected many of its institutions, for good and ill. Here is a list of helpful resources that will complement your study through Tabletalk this month.
The Courage to Be Protestant by David F. Wells
This recent book looks at several groups of people who call themselves Protestants — market-driven evangelicals, emergent evangelicals, and classical evangelicals. With faithfulness to Scripture and church tradition, Wells offers a biblical critique of each position and calls the church to return to the principles of the Protestant Reformation.
Hardcover, 253 Pages, (Retail $26) $20.80
Where in the World Is the Church? by Michael S. Horton
Many believers have retreated into a Christian subculture where they read books published only by “Christian” publishers, listen only to “Christian” music, and generally stay away from anything that does not specifically call itself Christian. This book argues that such a withdrawal is not the biblical way to approach culture and shows why believers are free to enjoy truth and beauty wherever it is found.
Paperback, 210 Pages, (Retail $15) $12
Twelve Challenges Churches Face by Mark Dever
The old saying, “the more things change the more they stay the same,” is particularly true of church history, for the problems the church faces today were also faced in apostolic times. This book examines common problems in the church that were also present in the first-century Corinthian church, looking to I Corinthians to guide us in overcoming these challenges today.
Hardcover, 192 Pages, (Retail $18) $14.40
Dual Citizens: Worship and Life Between the Already and the Not Yet by Jason J. Stellman
Scripture teaches that we live in a period described as “already” and “not yet,” a time in which we taste the kingdom of God and yet wait for its full consummation. This reality should affect every aspect of our Christian walk, as this book explains, helping us to fulfill our callings as pilgrims and exiles in this world.
Hardcover, 193 Pages, (Retail $18) $14.40
Battle for Our Minds by R.C. Sproul
There is a war going on between the forces of good and evil for the allegiance of our minds and hearts. This battle often takes place in the realm of philosophy as competitors to the biblical worldview try to overthrow the teachings of Scripture. This brief history of philosophy looks at that battle and how the ideas of the past still impact our world today. R.C. Sproul traces the descent of Western thought from a biblical/classical worldview to Enlightenment rationalism to modern secularism.
2 CDs, (Retail $17) $13.60
How Should I Live in This World? by R.C. Sproul
In the midst of the great changes in the culture going on around us, it can be difficult to know how to live out the teaching of Scripture. This helpful booklet looks at Christian ethics, drawing out principles for dealing with life’s difficult questions from the Bible and helping us understand how the Word of God applies practically to all the various aspects of life.
Paperback, 99 pages, (Retail $7) $5.60
Crucial Questions Book Set by R.C. Sproul
This series of concise booklets are perfect for personal learning and refreshing, as well as small-group study. The initial booklets in the Crucial Questions series deal with such topics as the true identity of Jesus, the will of God, the value of prayer, and the trustworthiness of the Bible. Future booklets in the series will address equally important subjects.
5 Booklets, (Retail $35) $24.50