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Tabletalk Magazine, June 2008: Religious Pluralism
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Tabletalk Magazine, June 2008: Religious Pluralism


Ligonier Ministries 2008

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In a pluralist culture, opposing groups not only coexist side by side, a great many of them consider qualities of other groups as traits worth having in the dominant culture. For example, a community center in the West may offer classes in Indian yoga, Chinese calligraphy, and Latin salsa dancing. That same community may also have one or more synagogues, mosques, mandirs, gurudwaras, and/or Buddhist temples, as well as several churches of various Christian denominations. The mere fact that such diversity is legal, however, has confused many — from inside as well as outside the church — into thinking that legality is synonymous with plausibility or validity. For this reason, the June issue of Tabletalk seeks to warn its readers of the dangers inherent in a pluralistic society for those who claim the exclusivity of Jesus the Christ.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Tim Dick, Andrew Hoffecker, Terry L. Johnson, Keith A. Mathison, Niel Nielson, Robert M. Norris, Robert Rothwell, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gene Edward Veith, and Bruce A. Ware. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.

The 2008 Bible studies examines the gospel of Matthew and the Redeemer who saves His people from their sins.


  • "Twilight of the Idols" by R. C. Sproul
  • "A Brave New World" by Robert Rothwell
  • "Breaking Boundaries" by Andrew Hoffecker
  • "Only One Way" by Bruce A. Ware
  • "New Life" by Keith A. Mathison
  • "How the Kingdom Comes" by Joel R. Beeke
  • "The Providence of Jesus" by Jerry Bridges
  • "The Heart of the Problem" by Tom Ascol
  • "Pastor’s Perspective" by Terry L. Johnson
  • "Pro Ecclesia: For the Church" by Robert M. Norris
  • "Generation to Generation" by Niel Nelson
  • "Tolle Lege: Take Up and Read" by Keith A. Mathison
  • "International Outreach" by Tim Dick
  • "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.

—Ravi Zacharias

Product Details

  • Title: Tabletalk Magazine, June 2008: Religious Pluralism
  • Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
  • Editor: Burk Parsons
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: June 2008
  • Pages: 93

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.

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