Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

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

The Minister as Matchmaker

Article by   January 2013
A striking quotation from Richard Sibbes.  Worth bearing in mind as you prepare to preach on the Lord's Day:Ministers by their calling are friends of the Bride, and to bring Christ and his Spouse together, and therefore ought, upon all... continue

Right said Fred!

Article by   January 2013
Jim Cassidy, like myself a fully-paid-up middle aged member of the Out Crowd otherwise known as the O.P.C., has reminded me that the latest edition of The Confessional Presbyterian (please don't let the spooky cover picture of Archie A put... continue

Doctrinal Atomism and Theological Adamism

Article by   January 2013
A few posts ago I raised the question of the stability of individual confessional points when isolated from a more elaborate confessional framework. Perhaps I might coin a term at this point: doctrinal atomism, defined as the ability to hold... continue

Marvin Olasky Interviews Rosaria Butterfield

Article by   January 2013
Patrick Henry College have posted a video of Marvin Olasky interviewing Rosaria Butterfield, author of Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.  It can be viewed here.... continue

The Venerable Frank, Patron Saint of Us Cranks

Article by   January 2013
Ok, I assume that the same kind of irrelevant anti-Establishment middle aged cranks who read the irrelevant anti-Establishment middle aged cranks on Ref21 also read the evangelically de-centred gospelite Others at TeamPyro, but, just in case any of you don't,... continue

Chalke it up to experience!

Article by   January 2013
British evangelical leader, Steve Chalke, has now come to accept the legitimacy of monogamous homosexual unions in a Christian context, or so reports the UK's Independent.  This is of more than just passing interest because Chalke famously caused a furore... continue

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me

Article by   January 2013
The schedule for the Gospel Coalition's biennial conference this spring is now available.  The line-up makes for interesting reading and it is definitely good to see that the question of Adam and Eve's historicity will be addressed.  It is one... continue

The Body Politics

Article by   January 2013
It seems it might be helpful to clarify my earlier reference to preachers merely setting up virtual equivalents of themselves to carry the church into the indefinite future.Nobody, as far as I know, has yet made the suggestion - although... continue
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