Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Another Baptist on Lent

Article by   February 2013
Discussion of recent advocacy of the observation of Lent by some evangelicals continues.  I am not a big liturgical calendar person myself, though I think it prudent and even appropriate to preach on the Incarnation on the Sundays around Christmas... continue

Reactions to Benedict's Resignation

Article by   February 2013
Over at Christianity Today, Ruth Moon has published an article which provides a variety of Protestant -- and ex-Protestant -- reactions to the Pope's resignation.  Francis Beckwith also tells me that he will be publishing a short retrospective article on... continue

There's a technical German theological phrase for this stuff....

Article by   February 2013
Having seen this, words almost fail me -- but not quite.  Perhaps the weirdest thing is that I too have found peanut eating Italian monkeys to be a great source of spiritual inspiration -- it is as if, you know,... continue

Shock Announcement on World Religious Leader

Article by   February 2013
The Christian world is today in shock with the sudden announcement that Derek Thomas will not be resigning as leader of the world's 26 readers of Ref21, despite his advanced age.   Thomas has not been seen on a public ezine... continue

I Confess (Part II)

Article by   February 2013
In the first post I pointed to the importance of confessions as stabilising and regulating the public teaching of the church.  A second important use, however, is the way in which they bind elders and people together by setting the... continue

Yet more homophobia

Article by   February 2013
A British academic has attacked distinguished wildllife broadcaster , Sir David Attenborough, for not featuring enough gay animals in his documentaries.  No, this is not a tribute to the dead Trotter but a true story.  Now don't forget: it is... continue

Fotheringay

Article by   February 2013
Simonetta agrees that there is a definite resemblance between La Denny and the picture of a Renaissance lady but points out that the latter is probably not Renee.  So here is the genuine article alongside Sandy D:There's definitely a connection,... continue

Simonetta does it again -- this time in Bitesize

Article by   February 2013
Simonetta Carr, known to Ref21 readers as the lady who spots uncanny resemblances between the members of Led Zeppelin and various members of the Savoy Conference, is also a talented writer.   I have used her books for children in... continue

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
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