Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

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

Celebrity Pastors: A Retrospective

Article by   March 2014
When I raised the 'celebrity pastor' issue a few years ago, my primary concern was the distasteful self-promotion and the cultivation of cults of personality which it seemed to involve.  The first time that I caught serious flack for this... continue

When real political life imitates celebrity megachurch art

Article by   March 2014
You know society is in trouble when the politicians start stooping so low that they begin to adopt practices akin to those of celebrity megachurch pastors in order to inflate their cultural share price.  I knew politics was a dirty,... continue

Dispatches from LaLaLand

Article by   March 2014
The Transadvocate reports another case of dastardly and unacceptable cisgender oppression.  This time, a transgender person has been refused permission to compete as a woman at the Crossfit Games.  In a letter apparently 'reeking of transphobia and cisgenderism' (but, to... continue

A New Reformed Chickliterista?

Article by   March 2014
For those who think that the world of Reformed chick lit is by and large dominated by very nice ladies who write poetry (sort of), love children and have sweet thoughts about everything from cooking to husbands (the present Mrs... continue

More books to ban

Article by   March 2014
Todd has his work cut out at the moment.  A number of very fine and helpful books have been published recently, so we must assume that the Witchfinder General will be canceling all leave for his pitchfork-wielding underlings in order... continue

A New MoS and an Epic Fail

Article by   March 2014
This week's Mortification of Spin is up.  Our guest is Paul Wolfe, author of My God is True and Setting Our Sights On Heaven.  Paul is a pastor in the P.C.A. and a cancer survivor, so the conversation focuses on matters... continue

Speaking as a trans* person....

Article by   March 2014
In the latest edition of First Things, friend David Mills (one of a small group of loyal Roman Catholic readers of Ref21) comments on an article in the left wing Brooklyn paper, Indypendent, about 'transgender rock bands,' that the word... continue
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