Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Freedom of Speech is a Joke (or at least the freedom to tell one)

Article by   December 2012
The apparent suicide of the London nurse who was on the receiving end of the joke played by two Australian DJs last week is deeply sad.    For any human being to consider that life is no longer worth the living... continue

Three More for Christmas

Article by   December 2012
Here are three more books which might make fine gifts for Christmas:Richard A. Muller, Calvin and the Reformed Tradition: On the Work of Christ and the Order of Salvation.  For the serious reader.  Muller's scholarly work is aimed at setting... continue

Penance and Priesthood

Article by   December 2012
For many years I was neither a friendly admirer nor frequent reader of the nineteenth century Southern Presbyterians and, for the record, still cannot really take Dabney seriously (sorry Sean).   But, as Stan Laurel declared to Oliver Hardy in... continue

That was the week that was

Article by   December 2012
It has been enjoyable to sit on the sidelines this week and watch the theological world go by.     The battle between the Pope of Ealing, Ol' Loony Toons and the Man with Steel Underpants is proving entertaining; and the... continue

Five Fine History Books for Christmas

Article by   December 2012
When students ask me what they need to do to become good church historians, I always answer -- Read history, any history, as long as it is well-written.  So here are five recommendations of new books in 2012 which some... continue

Christmas comes but once a year.....

Article by   December 2012
.... and when it comes, it apparently brings great irony. The shadowy figure known to the Reformed Underground simply as 'The Librarian' has brought to my attention the fact that the email advertising this year's Banner of Truth's "Christmas specials"... continue

Presence and Fashion

Article by   December 2012
In the OPC journal Ordained Servant, OPC minister Greg Reynolds has a very thought-provoking article on the importance of actual, physical presence in ministry and beyond which you can find here.In the meantime I am recovering from the twin trauma... continue

Still Thinking about the Next Generation

Article by   November 2012
Since the Beautiful People managed to get Rodney Trotter fired last year (if anyone has seen him, let me know -- his mother is very worried), it now falls to me to be the pessimistic prophetic voice of the Average-to-Ugly... continue

Evangelicalism Goes to Widecombe Fair

Article by   November 2012
As a small footnote to Jeremy's post, it should also be noted that Trevin Wax's claim regarding the Reformers is rather overstated:Though the Reformers sought to emphasize the assurance we can have because of God's grace in election and salvation,... continue

No Help for Stubbed Toes, Billy Eckstine or Acne

Article by   November 2012
Are you tired of all those Christian marriage, family and parenting guides which have chapters with titles like 'My Teenage Son Stubbed his Toe!  Wisdom from a Christian Parent's Testimony' and which contain criminally bad writing such as 'Billy and... continue
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