When one decides to theme a blog as a “table,” it may raise a few questions. To which kind of table am I referring? Being interested in theology, do I intend to draw attention to the Lord’s Table or Communion? Being a lover of debate and discussion, do I intend this to be a sort of “table-talk,” as was common during the Reformation era? Or can I just talk about food? It seems silly for me to attempt to divide those themes in the first place; so why do it?
“A Table Prepared” will be a place of open discussion and discourse on any number of things from the intricacies of theology and ecclesiology, to the best burger I’ve ever eaten. If it pleased God to ordain a means of grace that specifically affects our senses of taste and smell, there must be something to this food thing that conveys something about the goodness of God. Doesn’t the Scripture itself teach us that, “there is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil”? “This also,” the preacher says, “is from the hand of God” (Ecc. 2:24).
Indeed all of life, from the magnitude of the created order to the secret thoughts of men, is a feast spread by our Lord. This simple forum will provide an open space for words and discussion relating to any part of that feast from the knowledge of the Holy himself, to the simple gifts we find in good friends, good drink, and good food.
“Taste and see that the LORD, he is good.” Psalm 34:8