Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Confessions Can Circumscribe Power - At Least In Theory

Article by   July 2011
I am working feverishly this summer on a short book commending creeds and confessions to evangelical friends whose desire to make sure the Bible rules supreme leads them to what I consider a misguided but sincere rejection of such documents... continue

There's tough and then there's fluff

Article by   July 2011
One of the strange phenomena which blogs have perhaps not created but have certainly helped to propagate is the armchair reformer who mistakes opining about things for actually making a difference.  I have been fascinated over the years to see... continue

Back to Judges

Article by   July 2011
I returned to preaching on Judges on Sunday, after a hiatus of a month.  I made the decision in June that the dismemberment of the end of Judges 19 and the subsequent battle scenes of Judges 20 were not particularly... continue

Cassandra Called It As She Saw It

Article by   July 2011
There is a fascinating article on multi-campus ministry in the latest Christianity Today.  I will not bore readers with too much of my usual shtick about the celebrity/megachurch culture which seems to have engulfed even the Reformed wing of evangelicalism... continue

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on Urban Theology

Article by   July 2011
Monday was a hard day of video shooting in London. The footage of Paul's library, housed in the magnificent neo-Gothic building designed by Sir Montague Jewson, is available at the link on his post of yesterday. Sadly, however, I forgot... continue

Powell of the Two Hands

Article by   June 2011
What Paul has forgotten to mention in his argument for two handed blessing is the importance of the ministry of the Rev. Harry Powell on Levy's understanding of pastoral care.  Here's a clip from one of the famous `How To... continue

On Pastoral Succession

Article by   June 2011
Over at The Gospel Coalition, various churchmen have been giving their views on preparation for pastoral succession.A couple of thoughts come to mind: the problem of preparing for a successor is inevitably more acute in some senses in a smaller... continue

Some Questions and Thoughts on Ministerial Calls II

Article by   June 2011
A second area where there is a contemporary problem with calls to the ministry is the role of seminaries and theological training institutions.  Of course, seminary education is a perennial point of discussion concerning its content, mode of delivery etc.,... continue

Some Questions and Thoughts on Ministerial Calls I

Article by   June 2011
If the great need of this hour, as of every other, is preachers of the gospel, then it is surely worth while to reflect on a regular basis on the nature of, and qualifications for, a call to the ministry.I... continue

A Death and an Anniversary

Article by   June 2011
Today marks the passing of traveler, writer and adventurer Patrick Leigh Fermor.  His obituary brought back memories.  My father bought me his classic travel book, Between the Woods and the Water when it was published in 1986. It was his... continue
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