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Tabletalk Magazine, April 1991: The Gift of Friendship
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Tabletalk Magazine, April 1991: The Gift of Friendship


Ligonier Ministries 1991


For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed to provide a substantive study tool for believers. Generally speaking, either laypeople receive very little instruction in the weightier matters of the faith or their instruction is too academic, largely inaccessible to the average person. This is the reason Tabletalk exists: to bridge the gap between the two poles; to explain to the people of God important biblical doctrines and events while supporting them in holy living.

Contributors include R. C. Sproul, Archie Parrish, John Parrish, Elisabeth Elliot, James Hurley, Joseph F. Ryan, Walter C. Kaiser, Derek Kidner, and John Calvin. Tabletalk features articles on topics central to the Christian faith and contains daily in-depth Bible studies.

Over the years, several awards have recognized Tabletalk for its excellence. Today, people all over the world read Tabletalk on a daily basis. Now, in the Logos Bible Software edition of Tabletalk, all Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “friend” or “joy.”

Key Features

  • Daily studies from the teaching fellowship of R. C. Sproul
  • “Coram Deo” note from an editor


  • “God: Friend or Foe?” by R. C. Sproul
  • “Obeying the Greatest Commandment” by Archie and John Parrish
  • “Loneliness: A Cause for Joy” by Elisabeth Elliot
  • “Male Intimacy: A Contradiction in Terms?” by James Hurley
  • “On Speaking Terms With Friends” by Joseph F. Ryan
  • “The Bush That Would Not Burn” by Walter C. Kaiser
  • “The Lord as the Soul’s True Home” by Derek Kidner
  • “Pharoah’s Hard Heart” by R. C. Sproul
  • “Apprehending Christ in the Moral Law” by John Calvin

Praise for the Print Edition

Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christian’s 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, April 1991: “The Gift of Friendship”
  • Editor: Robert F. Ingram
  • Assistant Editor: Michael S. Beates
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 43

About R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul is founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also serves as senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, FL, 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.