Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

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

Calling the Boys (and Girls) from Brazil

Article by   February 2014
The Rev. Gustavo Monteiro has recently been ordained by the Presbyterian Church of Brazil to work under the oversight of the Session at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pa. in reaching out to the Brazilian community in the Philadelphia... continue

Todd Pruitt, Witchfinder General

Article by   February 2014
As you can see, advance publicity is already being leaked for the new epic Alliance-sponsored biopic,Witchfinder General: The Todd Pruitt Story.  Directed by the Puppetmaster, it looks fantastic, with its scenes of violent book burnings ('Please, I'd rather you didn't... continue

You know it is a bad day....

Article by   February 2014
....when Katie Couric is asking you the hardball questions and making you look stupid.  On this week's MoS, the team takes on a challenge set by  a listener: to comment on the recent interview between Katie Couric and Pastor Carl... continue

Jesus Calling

Article by   February 2014
The Daily Beast has picked up on the publishing sensation that is Jesus Calling, a book which Todd Pruitt actually made me read for a forthcoming MoS podcast.  That is ten dollars and two hours of my life which are... continue

A Load of Old Pony

Article by   February 2014
I may be the only person to suffer from this, but every now and then I have this overpowering sense that I am actually Terry Eagleton trapped in the body of a hack church historian. Or at least I wish... continue

Loose ends -- and a few good books

Article by   February 2014
Tying up a few loose ends at the end of the week.First, in answer to inquiries -- No, Reformation21 is not paying the Rev. Furtick to provide me with material.  He is kindly donating it to me for free, for... continue

Digby Done It First!

Article by   February 2014
While the evangelical world is no doubt gasping in horror at the expose that the mass baptisms at Elevation Church have been engineered (who could have seen that one coming?) in a way that would leave Charles Finney drooling at... continue

Eclectic Shock

Article by   February 2014
Some months ago, Peter Leithart declared that it was time Protestantism came to an end.  In a fine response, Fred Sanders offered a trenchant critique of the article.   Then, two weeks ago, Fred contacted me to ask if I would... continue

A Stolen Vision?

Article by   February 2014
Reading Todd's last post, I am shocked to see yet another apparent act of megachurch pastor plagiarism, or, to give it the modern technical name, 'mistakes that have been made.'   It seems that the Sunday School material he posts is... continue
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