Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)

Carl Trueman's new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is a helpful resource for understanding our culture's obsession with sexuality, gender, and identity. Trueman's book overlaps with other similar books I've mentioned here before (Live Not by Lies, Cynical Theories, Love Thy Body, etc.). I'll for sure mention this book again in… Continue reading Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)

Why Christians Need Confessions

  What good are confessions in a church?  Or, in other words, biblical confessions are a blessing for the church and the Christian.  But how?1) Confessions delimit church power.  …This is what stops churches from becoming cults: clear and open statements about where church authority begins and ends, connected to transparent processes of exercising that… Continue reading Why Christians Need Confessions

Christians and TV News

  In the past five years, I probably have watched a total of three hours of TV news (and thirty minutes of that was at an airport waiting for a flight to depart).  We don’t have cable or dish, and I never watch network TV news.  I have better things to do that watch the… Continue reading Christians and TV News

Yes, You Do Have A Creed

  One major thesis in Carl Trueman’s new book, The Creedal Imperative, is that all Christians have creeds.  He argues well that no Christian or church simply believes the Bible.  In other words, no Christian, when asked what they believe, is going to start reading Genesis 1:1 and end at the last verse of Revelation. … Continue reading Yes, You Do Have A Creed

We All Have Creeds…

 For those readers of ours who worship at a church without a creed, this book is for you: The Creedal Imperative by Carl Trueman.  Also, this book is for readers of ours whose church used to be confessional, but has now tucked the confessions away in the closet of dusty irrelevance.  Finally, if you are… Continue reading We All Have Creeds…