Blogs by Carl Trueman

Luther On Being a Theologian I

Article by   August 2010
I want to start a short series of posts today on Martin Luther's understanding of what makes a theologian.  The sources for reflection are primarily two: a passage from his Table Talk (no. 3425; not as far as I know... continue

Gay Marriage

Article by   August 2010
While the judicial overturning of the gay marriage ban in California was hardly unexpected, it has raised a number of points of interest for discussion.Perhaps the most significant comment I have heard over the last few days was on MSNBC's... continue

Reading Thomas for Pleasure and Profit

Article by   August 2010
Having just agreed to write a short introductory text on the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas for a Protestant audience, I have spent the last few days pulling various primary and secondary texts off my shelves to refresh my... continue

The God That Failed

Article by   August 2010
So Anne Rice has quit Christianity, or Roman Catholicism, or whatever.    She did it via a Facebook posting, apparently, rather than a book, but it still surely merits the response Edward Said gave to The God That Failed --... continue

A Testimony to Forgiveness

Article by   July 2010
Seeing Derek's reference to Ned and Steve's new book, I was reminded of Ned's late father-in-law, Dick Symons, a truly charming and kind Christian man, a member of Emmanuel OPC in Wilmington, and one who went out of his way... continue

Return of the King

Article by   July 2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, Ted Haggard is back.  As Tiger Woods needs to golf and Michael Vick needs to play football (or, from a British perspective `stand around posing in spandex tights, giving high fives and doing little... continue

Furry Friends

Article by   June 2010
On Saturday I happened to be in Pittsburgh, watching the TV in my hotel room.  The newscast announced that the annual Furry Convention was taking place in town.  For those who don't know what a `furry' is (and that was... continue

You know things are bad....

Article by   May 2010
....when politicians are behaving with the same honour and integrity as we have come to expect from certain church leaders.  Not using `theological leverage' or being `relationally mobile' with their best friend's wife; merely `misspeaking' apparently.  See here.... continue

John L. Mackay

Article by   May 2010
The General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland today voted to call Professor John L. Mackay as the new Principal of Free Church College, to succeed Donald Macleod.   Ref21 sends its congratulations to Prof. Mackay and its best... continue

The Apple and the Fall

Article by   April 2010
The news yesterday, when not preoccupied with the Icelandic volcano, was buzzing with reports that an Apple employee had left his new iPhone (as yet unreleased to the public) in a bar where its significance had not been missed.  Was... continue
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