Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

A Round Up of the Week

Article by   May 2014
A few items as the week ends.Todd Pruitt beat me to the punchline on the latest embarrassing antics from the world of reformed celebrity marketing and the Battle of the Brands.  From the Driscoll debacle onwards, the role of money... continue

Straight, No Chaser

Article by   May 2014
This week's Mortification of Spin podcast is up and this week, for a change, the team play it entirely straight. This is because the topic is very serious: how the church should address domestic and sexual abuse.  The guest is... continue

After the week was over

Article by   May 2014
Regular readers ofRef21 will know that, in times of darkness, of deep personal hurt, of needing to be in that quiet place while I rest briefly from my journey, I often draw strength from reflecting on the wisdom of that... continue

Can questions be slanderous?

Article by   May 2014
I do not usually respond to criticism but it has been so fast and furious this week, culminating in an accusation of slander from a famous pastor, that I feel a few brief words are in order.First, I should make... continue

Another try

Article by   May 2014
Before conspiracy theories spiral, here is another shot at my earlier post.  As Big Calvinism plunges into recrimination and PR chaos, Jonathan Merritt offers some thoughts on the new Calvinist movement as a whole.  The article is thought-provoking in many... continue

We Are The Village Green Appreciation Society

Article by   May 2014
On this week's MoS, we are trying to do what we always do: preserving the old ways from being abused, protecting the new ways, for me and for you.  That sort of thing.In this remarkable age, where emoting in public... continue

A Few Practical Questions

Article by   May 2014
Given the furore surrounding the issue of sanctification, I want to take the debate out of the lecture theatre and the partisan point scoring by asking a pointedly practical question: How do you pastor people engaged in serious repeated sin? ... continue

The Church, Blindness, and Disability

Article by   May 2014
The latest MoS is now up.  This week, the team interview attorney, Melanie Brunson, who is in the studio along with her delightful dog, Sparta.   Melanie is also blind and thus we have the opportunity to talk about the... continue

A call for much-needed face-to-face debate

Article by   May 2014
Over at the Gospel Coalition, one of their pre-eminent speakers and bloggers, Tullian Tchividjian, has used his platform to indict modern preachers for false teaching on law and gospel.  No specifics are given beyond his general claim that lots of... continue

Miserable Christians Revisited

Article by   May 2014
Some time ago, I wrote a short article entitled 'What Can Miserable Christians Sing?'   Over subsequent years, I have had a lot of friendly correspondence as a result of that piece and it has been reprinted in numerous church... continue
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