Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

A Guilty (and Most Helpful) Pleasure

Article by   March 2014
Logos Software have just released a 24 volume set of the works of Peter Taylor Forsyth.  I number him, along with John Henry Newman, among my guilty theological pleasures: I profoundly disagree with many things he believed but find him... continue

Who are you?

Article by   March 2014
This story came to my attention this morning.  A person on trial for a series of killings is using a unique defense: s/he has had a sex change, is now a woman and so, as Donna, cannot be held responsible... continue

the silence of the gods

Article by   March 2014
Dave Moore, whose interview with William F. Buckley Jnr is well worth a look, has a characteristically trenchant but winsome article about omerta over at Two Cities.A taster: "I have been around many leaders.  Some I've worked with, some I've... continue

Of Good Reputation With Those Outside

Article by   March 2014
In the second post in Ref21's brief series which Todd started yesterday with 'What Is Not Happening,' I want to focus on the last qualification for eldership, 1Tim. 3:7, 'Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders....'At first glance,... continue

A Barbed Spin

Article by   March 2014
This week's MoS is now available, where the team interview the lovely Barb Duguid.  As usual, we ask the questions nobody else dares to touch, such as 'Is Iain's preaching any good?'In the meantime, the addition of La Byrd to... continue

For what it's worth

Article by   March 2014
Kevin DeYoung has an interesting post over at the Gospel Coalition, addressing the issue of celebrity pastors.  By and large, most of the points are incontestable and certainly the first half dozen helpful.  Even so, as he addresses a large... continue

Reno on Marsden

Article by   March 2014
About twelve months ago, I was invited to start writing for the magazine, First Things, which was founded by the late Richard John Neuhaus and which continues to offer critical comment on the intersections of religion, culture, and politics from... continue

New from Logos

Article by   March 2014
Logos has today launched a set of Reformed base packages.  For those who do not use Logos products yet, I can highly commend them.  Not only do they help cut down the amount of shelf space needed for all those... continue

Garretson on Miller Deal

Article by   March 2014
Jim Garretson's wonderful new book on Samuel Miller and the pastoral ministry is on sale at half price this week at the WTS Bookstore.   And let me at this point say, with hands on heart, that the fact that... continue

Spinning in a Bookshop

Article by   March 2014
This week we did something slightly different for the Mortification of Spin: Bully Pulpit.   In line with that vital rule of private eyes and historians -- 'Follow the money' -- we did the show undercover in a Christian bookshop. ... continue
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