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 inaccessible to average person. This is the reason Tabletalk exists — to bridge the gap between these two poles, to explain to the people of God important, biblical doctrines and events while admonishing them toward holy living.
For this reason, we will continue to focus on significant issues of the Christian faith, like, for example, the fact that hypocrisy is a danger for every man, not least Christians. This is the theme of the October 2009 issue of Tabletalk, which intends to look carefully at hypocrisy — what it is, how it impacts the church’s mission and the world at large, and how we can guard against it.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Robert Barnes, Iain D. Campbell, Alex Chediak, Richard Ganz, Michael S. Horton, Keith A. Mathison, Richard D. Philips, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Gene Edward Veith. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.
The 2009 Bible studies look at the apostle Paul’s life and thought in a study of the books the frame his career: Galatians, the very first letter he wrote, and 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, the last epistles to come from him.
- "Is The Church Full of Hypocrites?" by R. C. Sproul
- "Whitewashed Tombs" by Richard D. Phillips
- "Shutting Up the Kingdom" by Richard Ganz
- "Hypocrisy in High Places" by Iain D. Campbell
- "The Grace That Sanctifies" by Tom Ascol
- "We Also Once Were" by Terry L. Johnson
- "Zenas Who?" by John P. Sartelle
- "What Good Are Works?" by Kim Riddlebarger
- "Choose a Side and Go" by John Cobb
- "Pastor’s Perspective" by Robert Barnes
- "For the Church" by Michael S. Horton
- "Generation to Generation" by Alex Chediak
- "Tolle Lege: Take Up and Read" by Keith A. Mathison
- "Seek Ye First" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
- "Truth and Consequences" by Gene Edward Veith
Praise for the Print Edition
Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christians conscious of their spiritual vitality.
—Michael S. Horton
Month by month, Tabletalk represents an oasis in a desert of false spirituality, mindless Christianity, and vapid conviction. Tabletalk represents theological rigor, biblical Christianity, and authentic Christian devotion. It is an antidote to the world of superficial Christianity. Read it and grow.
—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Tabletalk has been a wonderful resource in my own daily walk with the Lord.
- Title: Tabletalk Magazine, October 2009: Hypocrisy
- Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
- Editor: Burk Parsons
- Series: Tabletalk
- Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
- Publication Date: October 2009
- Pages: 83
About the Editors
R. C. Sproul is founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also servers as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than seventy books including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.
Burk Parsons serves as editor of Tabletalk and associate pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he is editor of the books Assured by God: Living in the Fullness of God’s Grace and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology.