Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Any Place for the God of Job?

Article by   February 2013
The last twenty-four hours have seen widespread reporting of the latest TGC 'kerfuffle,' this time over Mark Driscoll's comments about Joel Osteen.  I guess I am becoming rather jaded, but I am surprised there is surprise: he is the man,... continue

I Confess (Part I)

Article by   February 2013
In this, the first of a short series on the discipline of confessionalism, I want to make the point that confessional Christians are those who are disciplined by their confession.  What do I mean by this?   Take an elder in... continue

A Lesson Learned from Being Dumped: A Postscript to Levy

Article by   February 2013
I hate to acknowledge that Paul has ever said anything worthwhile but I believe his last post is on target, both theologically (a surprise) and (by and large) in terms of grammar, syntax and spelling (thanks to Gibby for that,... continue

Sport and the Objectification of Women

Article by   February 2013
I have no time whatsoever for American sports, least of all the tedious posing that is 'football,' but Hans Madueme has drawn my attention to a very thoughtful analysis of the Superbowl by Covenant College professor, Matthew Vos.    You can... continue

The Boys from Brazil

Article by   January 2013
I recently had the privilege and pleasure of spending a week with the Boys from Brazil. It was a most fascinating time.For many years now I have heard stories of how the Lord is doing great things in this huge... continue

A Corrosive Culture?

Article by   January 2013
Paul's post on elders and accountability is most apposite.  One of the elements which the recent celebrity culture in American conservative evangelicalism has fostered is the unspoken conviction that the primary ministry of a church leader does not take place... continue

I.T.M.A.

Article by   January 2013
It is just possible that some Ref21 readers do not read the Desiring God website, given that we tend to cater for a clientele which is balder, older, heavier, less perky and generally much more like the Ancient Mariner in... continue

Pastoral Confidentiality

Article by   January 2013
I hate to disagree with Paul Levy and Scott Clark (actually, that is not true; I am perfectly happy to disagree with them) but I find myself more on the side of Pastor Tom Ascol in the matter of pastoral... continue

What is your only comfort in life and death?

Article by   January 2013
It is the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and to mark the occasion and provide the church with resources on this wonderful document, Dr. Jason Van Vliet and the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary have launched a new website.   Far... continue

Teaching Historical Sense to a Sophisticated and Discerning Lady (Aged 7)

Article by   January 2013
I was asked last week why some evangelicals convert to Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.   Reasons vary, I am sure, but I commented that one theme I have noticed over the years is the fact that evangelicalism lacks historical... continue
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