The appeal of C.S. Lewis’ writings continues to be the way in which Lewis combined reason and imagination. He argued that “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” Whether in the realm of reason or imagination, in personal or public life, Lewis maintained, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen — not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Our January 2008 biography issue this year covers the life and ministry of C.S. Lewis. Our hope for Tabletalk readers is not simply that they would learn a few facts about this man; rather, it is our sincere desire to remind Christians of Lewis’ life and works so that they might be challenged by his passionate service to God.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Alistair Begg, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Michael S. Horton, Keith A. Mathison, Roger Nicole, Harry L. Reeder III, Leland Ryken, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gene Edward Veith. 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.
- "The Weight of Glory" by R. C. Sproul
- "Surprised by Joy" by Sinclair B. Ferguson
- "God in the Dock" by Roger Nicole
- "The Chronicles of Narnia" by Leland Ryken
- "Good News for All Nations" by Robert Rothwell
- "Jesus' Family Tree" by Joel R. Beeke
- "Jesus' Childhood" by Jerry Bridges
- "What about Repentance?" by Tom Ascol
- "Pastor's Perspective" by Alistair Begg
- "Pro Ecclesia: For the Church" by Michael S. Horton
- "Generation to Generation: by Harry L. Reeder III
- "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
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—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, January 2008: C. S. Lewis
- Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
- Editor: Burk Parsons
- Series: Tabletalk
- Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
- Publication Date: January 2008
- 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.