The following links are to excellent eZines (electronic magazines) that you can read on your computer. Take advantage of these free resources. The links are for the new July 2012 issues.
Tabletalk is put out by Ligonier Ministries which is the ministry of R.C. Sproul.
This month’s issue tackles the questions of why sound biblical doctrine matters, why we cannot compromise, how we determine our doctrinal boundaries, and how Christians can avoid succumbing to the temptation of wavering. In this technological era, anybody has the ability to disseminate their beliefs about critical religious doctrine through numerous modes of media. Further, Western culture vehemently affirms the validity and veracity of each stance. Yet, the Word of God teaches differently. This issue examines the importance of maintaining and guarding doctrinal integrity for the sake of the gospel. Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with Tom Ascol, R. Scott Clark, Kevin DeYoung, Dan Dumas, Sean M. Lucas, Keith Mathison, Star Meade, Andrew Naselli, Carl Trueman, and R.C.Sproul Jr.. (Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, July 2012)
Dividing Walls That Unite – Buck Parsons
The Bishop of Our Souls – R.C. Sproul
The High Cost of Ambivalence – Dan Dumas
Castles in the Sand – R.C. Sproul Jr.
Rekindling the Flame – Starr Meade
Sinners in a Fishbowl – Barnabas Piper
Eschatology Guy – Keith Mathison
Over the last few years, 9Marks has offered occasional warnings about mission creep in the local church. We believe the local church exists to make disciples and to teach them to do everything that the Lord Jesus commanded. Therefore, the local church, its pastors, its public gatherings, and any joint institutional resources belonging to the body should be dedicated to equipping the membership for works of ministry through teaching the truth in love. Acts of mercy are surely essential for God’s people, but for the institutional church, teaching is essential in a way that organized and structured mercy-ministry programs are not. Teaching is the water that gives life to all Christian activity inside and outside of church building doors.
Mercy Ministry in the Church – Jonathan Leeman
The “Regulated Free Market” Approach to Mercy Ministry – Jamie Dunlop
How Do Word and Deed Ministry Fit Together for a Church – Timothy Keller
Obligation, Stewardship, and the Poor – Kevin DeYoung
How Mercy Serves Evangelism in the Church – Michael McKinley
We Need to Be Careful, but We Also Need to Care – Michael McKinley
How to Have Gospel Conversations with Torn Up People – John Lauber
Church Mercy Ministry as Integrated Auxiliary – Jamie Dunlop
How to Start a Mercy Ministry in Your Church – Layla Wilder
Loving the Unlovely and Unwanted – David Apple
Adopting a School – J.D. Greear
Facing Up to Sex Trafficking – Justin Holcomb
Modern Reformation is the publication of White Horse Inn.
The theme indicated by the cover of this issue, Christianity and Islam—or the cross and the crescent, or Jesus and Mohammed—is in actual fact a present-day reflection on the Reformation sola: “Christ alone.”
This magazine is subscription based and as such only has some of the articles available to read without a subscription. Here are the ones which are available.
Letter from the Editor – Ryan Glomsrud
Christ and Islam – Michael Horton
Bangkok Taxi Evangelism – Karl Dahlfred