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In the mid-1500’s the Reformer Martin Luther and his wife Katie became famous for their hospitality. In their home, a big old ex-monastery called “The Black Cloister”, they hosted students, colleagues and friends for meals. With good company, good food, and Katie’s home-brewed beer (and their children tearing about after the dog), Luther and his friends discussed theology, life, and everything - a regular gathering which was recorded as his “Table Talk”.

In the spirit of such refined pursuits, Theology Network is proud to present our very own Table Talk. We’re taking time to settle down by the fire with key evangelical leaders and chat about issues that matter - and we’re releasing it as a podcast so you can download our conversations direct to your ipod. So come and join us at the table - there’s plenty of room!

Table Talk 021: A Theology of Singing

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Mike Reeves chats about a theology of singing with pastor and worship leader Bob Kauflin. Why does the Bible command us to sing worship to God? How should a worship leader deal with pride? What is the role of the worship leader?





Table Talk 020: A Theology of Food

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Mike Reeves talks with Tim Chester about how food teaches us about God and his gospel, and about the place of food in Scripture - from the fruit in the garden, to the Last Supper, to the marriage supper of the Lamb!

Tim Chester's book is out from IVP soon!


More from Tim:

Table Talk 019: The Prince of Preachers

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Mike Reeves talks with Greg Haslam about what we can learn from the extraordinary preaching and leadership of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 


Greg recommends:





Table Talk 018: Christianity and World Religions

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Mike Reeves talks with Dan Strange about what the Bible has to say about non-Christian religions.

Dan recommends:



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Table Talk 017: Doctrine

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Is doctrine stifling or freeing? Divisive or unifying? Optional or essential? Mike Reeves chats with Carl Trueman about the place of doctrine in the church and in the Christian life.

Carl recommends:





Table Talk 016: The Doctrine of Scripture

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Mike Reeves talks with Wayne Grudem about key elements of the doctrine of Scripture and why it is so important for today.

More on doctrine of Scripture:





Table Talk 015: The Reformation

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Mike Reeves chats with Mark Dever about the essential theology of the Reformation, how it is relevent to theology and Christian lives today, and how we can get some of the Reformation fire in our own hearts! 

Mark recommends:






Table Talk 014: Theology of the Cross

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Luther and Pascal both bring us insights into the theology of the cross via Mike Reeves' chat with Dean of St. Mellitus College, Graham Tomlin. 







Table Talk 013: Teaching the Bible

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Peter Mead and Mike Reeves chat about teaching the Bible so as to turn hearts to God in love - not merely altering emotions or external behaviour.

Peter recommends:





Table Talk 012: Planet Narnia

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis, talks with Mike Reeves about what we can learn from Lewis's use of medieval cosmology in his writings.  

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Table Talk 011: Interview with an ex-Zen Buddhist

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Mike Reeves talks with Ellis Potter, a former Zen Buddhist monk, about Zen, monism, trinity and lots more!

More from Ellis Potter on theologynetwork.org





Table Talk 010: Studying Theology

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Mike Reeves quizes Don Carson on studying theology for the glory of God. 

Table Talk 009: Has Christianity become Islamic?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Keith Small talks to Mike Reeves about the contrasts between Islam and Christianity- and how Christians can slip into thinking Islamicly.

Book Keith Small to teach at your CU or church group.

Table Talk 008: The Church

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Mike Reeves chats to Terry Virgo about the Church.

Terry recommends:


Table Talk 007: God's heart and ours

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

In another bumper edition of Table Talk, Mike Reeves chats with Puritan expert Ron Frost about Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) on God and the gospel.

Ron recommends:

Richard Sibbes', 'The Bruised Reed': read online.


Table Talk 006: Sanctification

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

In our sixth podcast, Tim Rudge talks to Mike Reeves about sanctification, grace, and growth in the Christian life.

Tim recommends: 

Table Talk 005: The Cross

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

In Table Talk #5, Mike Ovey and Andrew Sach (two of the three authors of Pierced for Our Transgressions) speak to Mike Reeves abvout the cross.

Mike and Andy recommend:

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  What did the Cross Achieve? The Logic of Penal Substitution:        J. I. Packer

Table Talk 4: Justification

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

In our fourth Table Talk podcast John Piper and Mike Reeves talk about the doctrine of Justification.

John recommends:

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Martin Luther: The Freedom of the Christian
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Table Talk 3: Providence

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

In our third Table Talk podcast Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes, chats with Mike Reeves about the providence of God.

(NOTE: some people have had issues with this recording- we have now fixed it, so you ought to be able to enjoy the interview in full!)

Wallace recommends:

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Table Talk 2: Grace

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Our second Table Talk podcast features Terry Virgo, leader of the  Newfrontiers family of churches. He chats with Mike Reeves about the subject of grace.

Terry recommends:

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Table Talk 1: Islam

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

To launch Table Talk, our first is a bumper edition. Mike Reeves chats with Andy Bannister on the subject of Islam. What do Christians really have in common with Muslims? How should we most sensitively speak to our Muslim friends? What on earth could make Mike Reeves entirely lose control during a recorded interview? Listen-in for all this and more...

Andy recommends:

Islam in Context by Peter Ridell and Peter Cotterell.
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Faith to Faith by Chawkat Moucarry.
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