Blogs by Carl Trueman

A Lethal Difference of Attitude

Article by   October 2012
The adjective 'confessional' has undergone something of a renaissance over recent years with the advent of the concept of the 'confessional evangelical' gaining some popularity.  This particular conjunction of terms seems to approximate to the meaning of 'conservative evangelical' of... continue

P T Forsyth Collection

Article by   October 2012
I see that Logos have set up a P T Forsyth collection.  It is subject to 'community pricing' here.  As a one-finger typist of limited 'online community' sociability, I do not have the foggiest idea what 'community' or 'pricing' means... continue

The Culture's the Thing!

Article by   October 2012
Looking back on the creepy cults of the 70s and the self-indulgent excesses of the televangelists of the 80s can be a little like watching an episode of some ghastly 'reality TV show': as the freaks and frauds parade on... continue

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in

Article by   October 2012
I have been persuaded today by concerned parties to enter the lists on the issue of how Luther has been co-opted for the cause of a kind of neo-antinomianism/Sonship theology by some figures in the YRR movement who are using... continue

The Gospel and Sexual Orientation

Article by   October 2012
One of the little noted advantages of a confessional denomination is the ability to produce reports on urgent contemporary topics. Because such churches enjoy a high degree of unanimity on extensive doctrinal positions, they are free to address such topics... continue

Doodling in the Sand

Article by   September 2012
The news that Brian McLaren has taken part in the same-sex commitment ceremony of his son has already received comment in the evangelical world.  Denny Burk's piece is particularly helpful.It is a reminder that familial ties and relations are powerful... continue

More Quotable P.T. F.

Article by   September 2012
I have not provided any quotation from Peter Taylor Forsyth for a few weeks.  So here are two to reflect on.  The first makes me think that maybe, just maybe, P.T.F. is the one man in post-apostolic history who could... continue

I don't always hear from God, but when I do........

Article by   September 2012
Every now and then someone forwards me something that makes me wish I knew something about photoshop, tech stuff etc.  That is what I thought as soon as I saw this.... continue

Pleased to meet you. Hope you guessed my name.

Article by   September 2012
Every now and then I find myself reminded of just how much the world has changed.  One such moment came for me on Saturday.  I was up in Boston to preach for my friend and fellow member of a certain... continue

Bruce on the Lord's Supper

Article by   September 2012
Christian Focus have released a kindle/e-book edition of Robert Bruce's sermons on the Lord's Supper (some of the most helpful ever preached on the topic).   It is available for two weeks at a special price here (UK) and here... continue
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