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  • 2019 January Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The January 2019 issue of Tabletalk will cover the Synod of Dort. Reformed soteriology is typically summarized using the five points of Calvinism, which come from the answers that the Synod of Dort (1618–19) gave to the Arminian Remonstrants four-hundred … Learn More



  • 2019 February Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The February 2019 issue of Tabletalk will consider honor and the various ways this virtue applies to our churches, families, and communities. The last few decades have seen the concept of honor decline in Western culture, and this has affected … Learn More



  • 2019 March Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The April 2019 issue of Tabletalk will address what it means to know “Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). Christians are people of the cross, as the atoning work of Christ on Calvary is at the very center of … Learn More



  • May 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The May 2019 issue of Tabletalk will provide an overview of church history in the nineteenth century. To this day, the personalities and events of the nineteenth century continue to exercise a strong influence on the visible church both in … Learn More



  • June 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The June 2019 issue of Tabletalk will consider many of the metaphors in the Bible for the Christian life. Scripture uses a number of rich metaphors to describe what it means to be a Christian and, conversely, what it means … Learn More



  • July 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The July 2019 issue of Tabletalk will consider the importance of our faithfulness to God in the little things. Most of us tend to place our focus on what seems most consequential, on what appears to be the most important … Learn More



  • August 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The August 2019 issue of Tabletalk will look at several commonly misunderstood passages in the Bible, asking the question, What does that verse really mean? Christians have been studying the Scriptures for two thousand years, and while the basic message … Learn More



  • September 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The September issue of Tabletalk will consider the many ways that Satan attempts to tear down the church, and it will present these attempts creatively in the form of a training manual for demons. The Apostle Peter tells us that … Learn More



  • October 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The October 2019 issue of Tabletalk will feature young people addressing older people and older people addressing young people regarding various aspects of life. Scripture is filled with admonitions for both older believers and younger Christians, such as the call … Learn More



  • November 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The November 2019 issue of Tabletalk will consider gratitude and ingratitude in the Christian life. Our great God has blessed all people beyond measure, for as sinners none of us deserve anything more than the wrath of our Creator, and … Learn More



  • December 2019 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The December 2019 issue of Tabletalk will explore the topic of God in three persons: the blessed Trinity. The Christian faith is a Trinitarian faith that affirms the existence of one God who is also three persons: Father, Son, and … Learn More



  • January 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The January 2018 issue of Tabletalk will look at the biblical teaching on the fear of God. When the Lord saved His people from slavery and Egypt and brought them into the Promised Land, He commanded the Israelites to fear … Learn More



  • March 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The March 2018 issue of Tabletalk will address what it means to love our neighbors. When our Lord was asked to identify the great commandment in the law of God, He responded by naming two commandments. The great and first … Learn More



  • April 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The April 2018 issue of Tabletalk will address the topic of false teaching. From the beginning of church history, God’s people have had to deal with the threat of false teaching. One reason the Apostle John wrote 1 John was … Learn More



  • June 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The June 2018 issue of Tabletalk will explore the biblical teaching on discipleship. During the earthly ministry of Jesus, He called twelve men to be Apostles, but He called many more men and women to be disciples. Indeed, Christ has … Learn More



  • July 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The July 2018 issue of Tabletalk will provide 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 … Learn More



  • August 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The August 2018 issue of Tabletalk will provide a line-by-line exposition and application of Psalm 23. Psalm 23 certainly ranks among the most beloved passages in all of Scripture, and generations of believers have turned to this psalm of David … Learn More



  • September 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The September 2018 issue of Tabletalk will consider the Christian life as a life lived between two worlds. The New Testament tells us that believers are citizens of a heavenly country, having received a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Phil. … Learn More



  • October 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The October 2018 issue of Tabletalk will address the issue of perfectionism, control, and the sovereignty of God. Scripture repeatedly assures us of the truth of God’s sovereignty and that He is working all things together for the good of … Learn More



  • November 2018 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The November 2018 issue of Tabletalk will consider what it means for Christians to be a people of the book. Throughout the history of Christianity, the church has understood the sixty-six books of the Bible to be the infallible and … Learn More



  • 2018 December Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The December 2018 issue of Tabletalk will cover several of the most important Old Testament texts concerning the promised Messiah. When Jesus appeared to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, He told them that everything written about Him in … Learn More



  • January 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The January 2017 issue of Tabletalk will examine what Scripture says about success. In our day, when there is much confusion in the world and in the church about what success means, God’s people must reaffirm the goodness of success … Learn More



  • February 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The February 2017 issue of Tabletalk will provide 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 … Learn More



  • March 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The March 2017 issue of Tabletalk will consider the reality of secularism and its impact on the culture, the church, and the individual Christian. Secularism in its most strident forms is now accepted as non-negotiable truth by those who shape … Learn More



  • April 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The April 2017 issue of Tabletalk will consider the history of the church and the world in the seventeenth century. Although most Christians have at least a passing familiarity with the sixteenth century and the Protestant Reformation, knowledge of the … Learn More



  • May 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The May 2017 issue of Tabletalk 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. For forty years, Tabletalk has endeavored to proclaim the … Learn More



  • June 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The June 2017 issue of Tabletalk will consider the Beatitudes. Although the Beatitudes are some of the most well-known sayings of Jesus, they are also some of the most misunderstood teachings of our Lord. Some have viewed the Beatitudes and … Learn More



  • July 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The July 2017 issue of Tabletalk will consider entertainment and its role in the Christian life. We live in an entertainment-saturated culture where many forms of entertainment call for our participation and enjoyment. Consequently, Christians are frequently confused about how … Learn More



  • August 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The August 2017 issue of Tabletalk will address questions that skeptics ask about Christianity. In the West, the number of people who claim no religious affiliation is growing. With this growth has come increased skepticism regarding the truth of the … Learn More



  • November 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The November 2017 issue of Tabletalk will consider the biblical teaching on leadership. Our nature as human beings is to seek out leaders to set a course for us and direct us in accomplishing things, and as Christians we are … Learn More



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  • December 2017 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The December 2017 issue of Tabletalk will address the biblical-theological theme of the temple. The tabernacle and temple are prominent in old covenant worship and history. There is also extensive teaching on the temple in the Gospels, Hebrews, Revelation, and … Learn More



  • July 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The July 2016 issue of Tabletalk looks at doubt and assurance. The quest for full assurance of salvation has long concerned the people of God. Many have felt the tension expressed by the psalmist, “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, … Learn More



  • August 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The August 2016 issue of Tabletalk considers addictions. Both men and women are affected by addictions because of the fall. The root problem of addictions is that they reveal our idolatrous hearts. While there are differences in the various types of … Learn More



  • September 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The September 2016 issue of Tabletalk will look at the doctrine of the church. Ecclesiology is often neglected by many Christians. Even when the church is discussed, it is framed in traditional or pragmatic terms more than in biblical categories. … Learn More



  • October 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The October 2016 issue of Tabletalk will look at the sixteenth century. In particular, the goal of this issue is to introduce readers to the key events, people, publications, and ideas that shaped the Protestant Reformation. After explaining the necessity … Learn More



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  • November 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The November 2016 issue of Tabletalk will consider the biblical-theological theme of maturity. Maturity is a combination of wisdom, kindness, and endurance—a “growing up” in love. Compared to our forefathers in the faith, many of us are lacking in maturity. … Learn More



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  • December 2016 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The December 2016 issue of Tabletalk will consider the biblical-theological theme of remembering God. Throughout the Bible, we are told about the dangers of forgetting God and the importance of remembering Him. The greatest threat Israel faced, for example, was … Learn More



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  • July 2015 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The July 2015 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the fifteenth century in church history. From the Hussite movement, which was a precursor to the greater Protestant Reformation, to the fall of Constantinople, which saw the proliferation of Greek texts … Learn More



  • October 2015 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The October 2015 issue of Tabletalk covers the hard sayings of Jesus. These are passages in the gospels where Jesus says something that isn’t always immediately understood by the reader. As a result, these verses are often skipped over and … Learn More



  • December 2015 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The December 2015 issue of Tabletalk considers contentment. The Bible emphasizes that Christians should be content in Christ. On the one hand, contentment means resting in the peace of Christ. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that Christians should … Learn More



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  • January 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The January 2014 issue of Tabletalk examines some of the most common hermeneutical and exegetical fallacies that are committed by those who study Scripture. All Christians have the right to study the Word of God, but all Christians also have … Learn More



  • March 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The March 2014 issue of Tabletalk examines the life and work of John Knox and the Scottish Reformation. John Knox might be considered by some an unlikely prospect to lead a reformation in the church, but that time and place … Learn More



  • April 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The April 2014 issue of Tabletalk features articles on the Great Commission given by Jesus to His disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them … Learn More



  • May 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The May 2014 issue of Tabletalk examines the biblical doctrine of the new covenant. Throughout the Old Testament, we read of God establishing various covenants with Noah, with Abraham, with Israel, and with David. Israel continually violated the terms of … Learn More



  • June 2014 Tabletalk

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    The June 2014 issue of Tabletalk examines what Scripture teaches concerning our associations with other people both inside and outside the visible church. With whom can we unite ecclesiastically and theologically? Where do we draw the line? Does endorsement of … Learn More



  • July 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The July 2014 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the fourteenth century. From the the Black Death, which ravaged Europe, killing over one-third of the population, to the so-called Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy and the Western Schism, during which … Learn More



  • August 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The August 2014 issue of Tabletalk features articles explaining that the ordinary Christian life, the life to which all believers are called by the Lord Jesus, is, by its very nature, the radical Christian life. Faithful obedience to God in … Learn More



  • September 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various Authors

    The September 2014 issue of Tabletalk features articles explaining the nature, place, and purpose of parachurch ministries. Educational ministries, seminaries, mission agencies, conferences, and other events and organizations are a familiar part of the Christian landscape, but what is their … Learn More



  • October 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The October 2014 issue of Tabletalk features articles looking at several of the most significant dichotomies and distinctions found in Scripture. Throughout God’s Word, various concepts are placed in opposition or in contrast with one another. Sometimes the contrast is … Learn More



  • November 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The November 2014 issue of Tabletalk is devoted to an examination of the slogan semper reformanda: “reformed and always reforming.” This slogan first appeared in 1674 during the Dutch Second Reformation in a devotional written by Jodocus van Lodenstein. He … Learn More



  • December 2014 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The December 2014 issue of Tabletalk examines the doctrine of Christ. Before beginning the final part of His earthly ministry, Jesus asked His disciples a question that is the most important question they, or anyone else, will ever answer: “Who do you … Learn More



  • March 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The March 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the church’s witness to a youth-driven culture. Past generations tended to value maturity, hard work, and sacrifice, but many in our current culture display selfishness, emphasize the idea that the new … Learn More



  • April 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The April 2013 issue of Tabletalk examines the nature of personhood. Throughout history, systematic persecution has resulted whenever oppressors redefine human personhood and rights in a way that excludes members of the oppressed group. Scripture, however, reveals that all human … Learn More



  • May 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The May 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the heart of Israel’s confession of faith as found in Deuteronomy 6:4–9. The opening words of this passage, known as the Shema, have been repeated by the faithful for millennia: “Hear, … Learn More



  • June 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The June 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining faith and repentance. The words “faith” and “repentance” are misunderstood by many people, including a large number of professing Christians. Skeptics caricature faith as the opposite of reason. Richard Dawkins, for … Learn More



  • July 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The July 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the right use of the tongue in our relationship to God and neighbor. Our God speaks, and when He created man in His image, He gave man the gift of speech … Learn More



  • August 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The August 2013 issue of Tabletalk 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 … Learn More



  • September 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The September 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the thirteenth century of church history. The thirteenth century was a century of contrasts. It witnessed the heights of barbarianism with the Mongol invasion of eastern Europe. It witnessed the heights … Learn More



  • October 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The October 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining our fears. We are afraid of dying. We are afraid our spouses or our children will die. We are afraid of losing our faith. We are generally afraid of everything and … Learn More



  • November 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The November 2013 issue of Tabletalk features articles on the theme of God’s presence with His people. As the Westminster Shorter Catechism explains, man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. This is why God created man, … Learn More



  • December 2013 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The December 2013 issue of Tabletalk examines the biblical doctrine of the millennium. Chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation has been the source of controversy for almost two thousand years. The interpretation of this chapter, the only place in … Learn More



  • January 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The January 2012 issue of Tabletalk explores various aspects related to the book of Revelation, including an overview of its content, a history of its major interpretations, applications of the real purpose of the book, and advice for how to … Learn More



  • April 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The April 2012 issue of Tabletalk explores the God-centered life. With all levels of society pressuring Christiansto pursue their own esteem and desires improperly, the necessity for addressing narcissism and combatingit with a God-centered worldview gains even more importance. Contributors … Learn More



  • May 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The May 2012 issue of Tabletalk addresses the subject of controversy. John Newton’s letter “On Controversy” provides a launching pad into the discussion, and the core of this issue extracts, explains, and applies the three major sections of the letter … Learn More



  • June 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The June 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the theology of evangelism. While most of us are familiar with the call to evangelism given by Jesus in the Great Commission, many of us either do not know or we … Learn More



  • July 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The July 2012 issue of Tabletalk features tackles the questions of why sound biblical doctrine matters, why we cannot compromise, how we determine our doctrinal boundaries, and how Christians can avoid succumbing to the temptation of wavering. In this technological … Learn More



  • August 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The August 2012 issue of Tabletalk addresses Eastern spirituality and its increasing global influence. While containing truths accrued through general revelation, Eastern spirituality nonetheless denies the fundamental tenets of the gospel, and Christians must recognize the danger it presents despite … Learn More



  • September 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The September 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the twelfth century as it relates to the church and its constituents. The church witnessed a surprising number of developments in the twelfth century, both within its own walls and without. … Learn More



  • October 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The October 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the relationship between the church and Israel, a relationship commonly misunderstood by the average layperson. This issue explores the various historical positions regarding this matter, and seek to help readers understand … Learn More



  • November 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The November 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the five solas of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. Formulated by the Reformers in response to the abuses and errors of the Roman Catholic Church, the five solas articulate … Learn More



  • December 2012 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The December 2012 issue of Tabletalk features articles examining the parable of the prodigal son. A rich and complex parable, the prodigal son addresses the elements of sin, forgiveness, love, and much more. While Jesus addressed the context in which … Learn More



  • May 2011 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The May 2011 issue of Tabletalk continues our ongoing series on the history of the church. It focuses on the eleventh century looking at the great schism between the churches in the East and West, the investiture controversy, the crusades, … Learn More



  • June 2011 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    How should Christians view and observe the Sabbath? The June 2011 issue of Tabletalk looks at four prominent views of the Sabbath and how it is applied to the Christian: seventh-day sabbatarian, Sunday sabbatarian, Baptist, and Lutheran. Contributors include R.C. … Learn More



  • September 2011 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The September 2011 issue of Tabletalk examines the decade following the events of September 11, 2001. It pays special attention to America’s response to those terrorist attacks and the advance of the gospel in light of such horror, and it helps Christians … Learn More



  • December 2011 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The December 2011 issue of Tabletalk examines the brokenness afflicting all households and seeks to offer hope amid the turmoil through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Scott Anderson, Anthony Carter, James Coffield, John Piper, Richard Pratt, R.C. Sproul … Learn More



  • March 2010 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    The March 2010 issue of Tabletalk will examine the main point and purpose of Saint Luke’s Acts of the Apostles. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with W. Robert Godfrey, Fred Klett, George W. Knight III, Scott R. Swain, Brian Tallman, … Learn More



  • April 2010 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    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. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Scott Anderson, Walter Chantry, Andrew Davis, Douglas Kelly, … Learn More



  • March 2009 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed as a magazine for laymen. Generally speaking, laymen receive either very little instruction in the weightier matters of the faith, or the instruction is too academic, thereby making the material largely inaccessible … Learn More



  • May 2009 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    In the book of Revelation are written messages to seven of the most prominent churches of the Roman province of Asia, which are located in what is now western Turkey. In them, by praise and censure, warning and exhortation, the … Learn More



  • July 2008 Tabletalk

    Tabletalk by Various

    For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed as a magazine for laymen. Generally speaking, laymen receive either very little instruction in the weightier matters of the faith, or the instruction is far too academic, thereby making the material largely … Learn More