“Strange New World” by Carl Trueman

I believe many of our readers are familiar with Carl Trueman's 2020 publication called The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. It's a detailed and in-depth look at the reasons why our Western culture is so very politicized, sexually charged, and individualistic. I really enjoyed The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self in… Continue reading “Strange New World” by Carl Trueman

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