Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

On Skinny Bimbos Who Can (Possibly) Sing, And God's Divine Plan

Article by   February 2011
Neil Strauss has a fascinating article over at the WSJ about the number of top pop stars who think that their careers are specially anointed by God as part of his higher purposes.    I guess it is indicative of... continue

A Way to Support Missionaries

Article by   February 2011
This morning, I received this note Danny Hyde, URC pastor in California:Hello friends, colleagues, and everyone else in between!I am sending this note to almost everyone in my contact list in order to spread an opportunity as far and wide... continue

Our Own Propaganda: Wives Must Not Believe It

Article by   February 2011
One of my great hates -- yes, I know, I have so many. Like Cardinal Newman, I am a `great hater,' though while his focused on great personalities, mine focus more on disco music, American "sports,"and pastors of the arts/offshore... continue

Questions about the Superbowl

Article by   February 2011
As usual, the Superbowl generates more questions for me than answers.  How did a game of one hour develop over time into a game of between three and four hours?  Who ever decided that a bunch of predominantly overweight men... continue

The Sound of No Hands Clapping

Article by   February 2011
The Affinity Conference in High Leigh was most enjoyable.  All British evangelical life was there. And for me half the fun was catching up with stacks of old friends.  Dan Strange, public theologian, began every paragraph with an apologetic `I... continue

Bonhoeffer and Anonymous Evangelicals

Article by   January 2011
Over at Tim Challies' place, a minor storm is brewing about whether Bonhoeffer was an evangelical (whatever that might mean) or not.   Here are some thoughts:First, I am no Bonhoeffer scholar, but have enjoyed reading him over the years... continue

Profumo, Haggard, and Real Shame

Article by   January 2011
Perhaps only a few American readers will know the name of John Profumo.  He was a British conservative MP, and married the actress, Valerie Hobson (Dennis Price's love interest in Kind Hearts and Coronets).  In 1963, as Minister of War,... continue

I blame the parents

Article by   January 2011
Now that things are calming down after all the excitement surrounding Liam Goligher, the latest winner of the UK reality TV show, I'm a Presbyterian, Get Me Out of Here! (in my humble opinion, a far better UK choice for... continue

New Book

Article by   January 2011
I just received in the post a copy of Mike Reeves's new book, On Giants' Shoulders: Introducing Great Theologians from Luther to Barth (IVP UK).  This is a companion volume to his earlier work, The Breeze of the Centuries, which... continue

Here and Self Loathing in America?

Article by   January 2011
As I sat with Liam Goligher in my usual breakfast haunt near Philadelpia yesterday, we both speculated as to when the `rats abandoning the sinking ship' theme would emerge in commentary on his potential move from Richmond to Tenth; little... continue
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