Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

The Gospel

Article by   December 2010
Every now and then there comes an atheist who understands aspects of the gospel better than many Christians.  In an article in the Christmas edition of The Spectator, political commentator and atheist Bruce Anderson offers some stimulating reflections on the... continue

A Challenge to Mainliners

Article by   December 2010
Al Mohler has posted some fascinating reflections on the case of incest involving a Columbia University professor and his adult daughter.  That the case involves a consensual relationship between two adults makes it somewhat more complicated than one might first... continue

Books for Christmas

Article by   December 2010
Here are a handful of books worth asking someone to put in your Christmas stocking.David Van Drunen, Living in God's Two Kingdoms.   David is, I suspect, conservative politically, but this book is a great antidote to those who wish... continue

Great new book

Article by   December 2010
I am not an exclusive psalmodist, since I also believe that, in addition to the 150 (or 151 if you are Eastern Orthodox) it is legitimate to sing `A Mighty Fortress' and perhaps `A Debtor to Mercy Alone' in public... continue

The Two Track Solution

Article by   December 2010
I am intrigued by John Ross's proposal (to which DT linked yesterday, but which now appears to have been removed) that the Free Church of Scotland might have, in effect, a two track system for subscription.  Without wanting to comment... continue

Douglas MacMillan: A Personal Postscript

Article by   December 2010
On a personal note, and as follow-up to Levy's last post, I only heard Douglas Macmillan once, in 1989, at Aberdeen University Christian Union but (very, very rare for me) I still remember the text: 1. Cor. 1:25.   That I... continue

Looks like a job for a taxi driver......

Article by   November 2010
I noticed this article this morning, and was particularly struck by the following quotation from an artist from an open letter apparently addressed to American churches:"An artist's relationship with you [the church] has not been easy; we are often in... continue

How churches lose the plot, Part IV

Article by   November 2010
In this final post in the series, I want to offer some brief, practical guidelines on how to help keep a church on the rails.  Each could be a post in itself, but I have no wish to try your... continue

How churches lose the plot, Part III

Article by   November 2010
In my last two posts, I have tried to suggest that the reasons for a church's decline into liberalism are not always immediately doctrinal, but can actually arise out of a culture; and, by implication, the underlying story I am... continue

Why is British dentistry actually a good thing?

Article by   November 2010
Because the Christian church in Britain will obviously never have to deal with ministries like this. ... continue
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