rief is a natural and inevitable part of life. We usually encounter it whenever some important part of our life is lost or taken away. It is especially poignant when someone we love dies. Though it will never be a pleasant experience, grief can be rightfully and wrongfully handled. As Christians, we are not callous to our own and others’ grief simply because we have faith in the promise that a better day is coming. We are called to empathize, listen, and minister to each other during these most difficult times. For this reason, the April 2007 edition of Tabletalk focuses on grief and how we Christians are to respond to it. This issue will serve to help Christians better understand the nature of grief as well as become better equipped to manage it.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Joel Beeke, Anthony Carter, Jim Coffield, Archie Parrish, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Gene Edward Veith. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.
Since Genesis has such a prominent place in history, the 2007 Bible studies continue from 2006 with Part 2 of this book.
- "Sin, Death, and Grief" by Burk Parsons
- "A Grief Observed" by R. C. Sproul
- "From Grief to Glory" by Jim Coffield
- "Mourn with Those Who Mourn" by Archie Parrish
- "Good Grief?" by Anthony Carter
- "Old-Fashioned Accountability" by Burk Parsons
- "Limping Home to God" by Derek W. H. Thomas
- "A Love Greater than Jacob's" by Warren A. Gage
- "The Real Danger" by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- "True Shepherding" by Joel R. Beeke
- "Hope" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
- "A Tale of Two Funerals" 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, April 2007: Grief
- Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
- Editor: Burk Parsons
- Series: Tabletalk
- Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
- Publication Date: April 2007
- Pages: 63
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.