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.
For this reason, we will continue to focus on significant issues of the Christian faith, like, for example, biblical stewardship. This is the theme of the August 2009 issue of Tabletalk, which intends to explore for its readers through a careful analysis of the pertinent biblical texts the necessity of practicing faithful stewardship of all our resources to the glory of God's kingdom.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with David & Joshua Eby, James Harvey, Rosemary Jensen, Ken Jones, Keith A. Mathison, John Piper, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gene Edward Veith, and David F. Wells. Tabletalk features articles about topics central to the Christian faith and daily, in-depth Bible studies.
The 2009 Bible studies look at the apostle Paul's life and thought in a study of the books the frame his career: Galatians, the very first letter he wrote, and 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, the last epistles to come from him.