Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

The Old and the New

Article by   March 2014
Dale Coulter has a fine piece on the Old and New Calvinism over at First Thoughts.   By making the connection (which others have done) between current parties and the Old School/New School debates of the nineteenth century, he offers... continue

Books at a Glance

Article by   March 2014
Dr. Fred Zaspel, Warfield aficionado and baptist pastor, has launched a new website, Books at a Glance.  The idea is to provide short, thoughtful reviews on a large number of theological books.  One of the great delights about living at... continue

A Precedent for LaLa Land from the Old Country

Article by   March 2014
Kudos to the Christian leaders who have so rightly discerned that recent events at World Vision are far more damaging to the evangelical church than the loony visions, thuggery, cult-like leadership techniques, and all-round high crimes and misdemeanours of church... continue

Placing Another Product

Article by   March 2014
As one of the all-powerful MoS Triumvirs, it falls to me to place the last tempting product of the week.  It comes from the IPC catwalk.  What every uber-cool pastor-about-town and his wife are wearing in the more hipster oriented... continue

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
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