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Tabletalk Magazine, August 2002: Bound by Men, The Tyranny of Legalism
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Tabletalk Magazine, August 2002: Bound by Men, The Tyranny of Legalism


Ligonier Ministries 2002

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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 to average laymen. 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.

Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Doug Kelly, Jerry Bridges, R. C. Sproul Jr., Martin Murphy, Edmund Clowney, Bill Neff, Douglas Moo, Patrick Lennox, Burk Parsons, and Douglas Wilson. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.


  • "Milking the Ram" by R. C. Sproul
  • "Pointing the Way" by Doug Kelly
  • "The Traditions of Men" by Jerry Bridges
  • "Chain of Fools" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "The Scarlet L" by Martin Murphy
  • "Misguided Zeal" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "Don't Miss the Footnotes" by Edmund Clowney
  • "A Beauty to Behold" by Bill Neff
  • "Spiritual Tunnel Vision" by Douglas Moo
  • "The Worthless Race" by Patrick Lennox
  • "The Law's School" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "Transforming Grace" by Burk Parsons
  • "Perfectly Legal" by Douglas Wilson
  • "A Gleam from Above"

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, August 2002: Bound by Men, The Tyranny of Legalism
  • Executive Editor: R. C. Sproul
  • Editor: Burk Parsons
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: August 2002
  • Pages: 62

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.