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The Future of Protestantism

The Future of Protestantism: A Public Conversation will be hosted tomorrow night at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Notice that it begins at 7pm Pacific Standard Time. A live webcast will also be available, and you should subscribe to it on the link at the right side of the webpage in order to stay updated. […]

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The Davenant Trust

This post is long overdue, but we are nonetheless excited to introduce the Davenant Trust. Originally the brainchild of Dr. Bradford Littlejohn, the Davenant Trust came together after the completion of 2013 Convivium Calvinisticum. While the Davenant Trust is independent from TCI, it exists in an obvious partnership with TCI, and most of its board […]

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Carl Trueman on Liturgical Forms

Explaining how a principled Reformed person ought to think about the question of formal liturgy, Carl Trueman says: The difference is not between churches who have liturgies and churches who do not; it is between churches who have intelligent ones that are theologically informed, which they acknowledge and upon which they reflect, and those who […]

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Cool-Shame and the Envy of the Theologians

Some friends have been circulating this old article from Dr. Trueman. In it, he writes a typically biting and insightful commentary on the sad state of wannabe academics in the Christian, and especially Evangelical, world. Dr. Trueman’s descriptions of the liturgy are painfully familiar. Having attended a sort of Matins at an ETS gathering not too […]

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Carl Trueman and Tragic Worship

Dr. Trueman takes on the entertainment idol among those churches committed to contemporary worship. He makes a solid point when he writes: The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but that it is not entertaining enough. Worship characterized by upbeat rock music, […]

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Carl Trueman and the Evangelical Industrial Complex

Carl Trueman has been an insightful even if biting critic of the current cult of celebrity and managerial rule among Evangelical Christians. This threat has made its way into the “Young, Restless, and Reformed” subcultures and even the more traditional Reformed ecclesiastical world. Having apparently not been warmly received in the past, Dr. Trueman here […]

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Carl Trueman and the Implications of Adam

Carl Trueman has a very helpful post connecting the theological dots related to the historicity of Adam and to the way in which Evangelicals read the opening chapters of Genesis. His point is that biblical doctrine is always connected and interrelated with itself, with certain basic doctrines supporting other later developments and fulfillments. We can go […]

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The Unintended Concession: Carl Trueman’s Response to THE UNINTENDED REFORMATION

We had it in mind to review Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation, but Carl Trueman has already done an excellent job of it here. This was preceded by a post where he considers in a more technical fashion the history of the ideas in metaphysics, namely analogy and univocity of being, which Dr Gregory seems […]