Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Towards an answer?

Article by   September 2010
Jordan J. Ballor, over at the Acton Institute, offers a thoughtful response to my piece on work and dignity.  Many thanks for this; it contains much food for thought.... continue

Vacancy at the Christian Mind: Only Arty Middle Class Intellectuals Need Apply

Article by   September 2010
I confess that I am reeling from the fact that, at an age when I was still reading books with titles like Biggles Beats the Boche and comics where crowds of German soldiers, screaming words like `Achtung! Achtung!' and `Ze... continue

Kennedy-Nixon Revisited

Article by   September 2010
Slate magazine has just published a fascinating article, calling into question the traditional wisdom that, in the 1960 televised debate, those who watched on TV thought Kennedy won, while those who listened on the radio gave the spoils to Nixon;... continue

U2, Brutus my son

Article by   September 2010
Well, if Liam can mark his opening day on the blog with links to the reactionary broadsheets, I'll match him with one to a reactionary tabloid here. So Bono's campaign for the poor is all about `raising awareness,' not actually... continue

Important Advice

Article by   September 2010
Anyone contemplating ministry in the postmodern world will find crucial advice here.... continue

Goo Goo for Gaga? I Blame Bono (and Bush)

Article by   September 2010
If the fact that the Senate did not repeal `Don't ask, don't tell' was a pleasant surprise, the tiresome role of celebrities (or, `slebs' as British journalist, Rod Liddle, calls them) in weighing in to campaign for such a repeal... continue

On Wives and Soul Patches

Article by   September 2010
I was delighted today to see Bob Brady and congratulate him on his recent nuptials  Bob is, of course, the evil organisational genius behind Reformation 21 (our one man equivalent to the Bilderberg Group, for whom myself, Derek and Rodney... continue

Turbulent Priests: Newman versus Kingsley

Article by   September 2010
Last week, we arrived at the point in 1845 when Newman converted to Catholicism.  Shortly thereafter, he and his close friend, Ambrose St. John, traveled to Rome to train for the priesthood.  St. John was to be Newman's constant companion... continue

What will they be saying next?

Article by   September 2010
Bob Tarullo has brought to my attention this article which addresses the ambiguity of the reception of Newman in Catholic thought, especially the bizarre claim that he was a liberal.  What will they be claiming next?  The Meatloaf inspired disco? ... continue

No, Mr Beck is Part of the Problem

Article by   September 2010
The confusing signals on syncretism coming from World Magazine are, indeed, confusing.  While Andree Seu's column (which I linked yesterday) clearly points to Beck as a confused but genuine Christian, Marvin Olasky correctly points out that Beck's theology, or lack... continue
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