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, how paradise was lost by our first parents and how it was regained by the sacrificial life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. This is the theme of the December 2008 issue of Tabletalk, which intends to explore for its readers these basic elements of Christianity, with hopes of encouraging them to cherish these truths.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Chris Donato, Robert W. Field, Simon J. Kistemaker, Keith A. Mathison, R.C. Sproul Jr., David VanDrunen, Gene Edward Veith, and Guy Prentiss Waters. 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.