Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

From High Priest to Heretic

Article by   January 2013
Here is a fascinating interview with Jaron Lanier, web-insider who is now doing the Winston Smith thing.I was particularly impressed by this paragraph:Lanier has another problem with the techno-utopians, though. It's not just that they've crashed the economy, but that... continue

Proust, Paglia and Exit Wounds

Article by   January 2013
This video has been doing the rounds over the last few days.  It is difficult to tell if it is ironic or not; though 'American Christian feminists' makes me think the (male) Catholic priests who during my youth flooded into... continue

Make Mine a Double!

Article by   January 2013
It was good to be a middle aged has-been (or, perhaps more accurately, 'never-was') this Christmas.  While I poured myself a brandy and listened at leisure to the long-awaited Celebration Day and Mark Knopfler's new album, Privateering, I took some... continue

Gordon on Turkle on Technology

Article by   January 2013
The latest edition of Ordained Servant, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church's journal for officebearers is online.  Of particular interest is T. David Gordon's review of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by M.I.T.professor, Sherry... continue

Dick G on Herman R

Article by   December 2012
I notice that Logos have posted a short interview with my revered former WTS colleague and now my long-suffering session clerk, Dick Gaffin, on the eminent New Testament scholar, Herman Ridderbos, whose works are being offered on pre-pub.... continue

On Saint Macrina and Passing the Port

Article by   December 2012
A friend who is about to start a Ph.D. in church history emailed me the other day regarding Gregory of Nyssa's  biography of his sister, Macrina.  The work is a piece of unabashed hagiography.  How do historians handle this sort... continue

Seventeen Syllables

Article by   December 2012
A summary of the last six months on Ref21, translated from original by haiku master, Kobayashi Issa.Old looney tuned hymnBull (papal) from Ealing manseOne hand clapping sound.... continue

One last Christmas gift idea

Article by   December 2012
Here is an interesting gift idea for that librarian, IT helpline operator or otherwise sartorially-challenged person in your life.   Help them become one of the Beautiful People this Christmas.Comparing American evangelicalism to the world is often a bit too... continue

On Manilow and Myths

Article by   December 2012
I had the very great pleasure last night of debating the nature of the satisfied life from the perspective of Augustine with a local atheist who did so from the perspective of Bertrand Russell.  I had not done a debate... continue

Logos, Owen and Latin

Article by   December 2012
Logos Publications have started a pre-publication offer to test interest in a new translation of John Owen's Latin works.  The Theologoumena Pantodapa is already available in English from another publisher but the translation is so flawed as to be worthless. ... continue
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