Blog Posts by Carl Trueman

Jurassic Spin

Article by   August 2014
This week, as you can see below, the Mad Woman in the Attic sent the team all the way to a small karaoke bar in the Parc Iwyrassoch area of Cardiff, South Wales, to allow Aimee do her famous rendition... continue

Fifty Shades of Spin

Article by   August 2014
Anyone involved in pastoral ministry at the local level knows that the use of pornography by congregants is one of the most common issues they will face.  While this problem has often been seen as a male preserve, the last... continue

A Fifth Horseman?

Article by   August 2014
In addition to the inimitable Brady's bunch of improvements to the site, we might add one more: the possibility of a fifth rider of the apocalypse, a man who fears not to face down the current consensus of Christian correctitude. ... continue

"The Question"

Article by   August 2014
The Mars Hill implosion continues.  The article linked pushes the problems back a long way, years before the Jakes debacle and the departure of Driscoll from TGC. Thus, it would seem time to raise the evangelical equivalent of what historian... continue

Leadership... and obedience

Article by   August 2014
This week's Mortification of Spin is now available and in this episode the Ref Pack discusses the nature, challenges, and joys of church leadership.  First, however, Aimee and I confront Todd with some dark facts from his former, pre-Presbyterian life. ... continue

Four New Horsemen

Article by   August 2014
Ref21 is pleased to announce the addition of four new contributors who have joined the ranks of those determined to fight the forces of the Empire.  They are: Scott Swain, professor at RTS Orlando, and author of a number of... continue

The Gift that Keeps on Giving discussed on the Spin that Keeps on Spinning

Article by   July 2014
This week's Spin is up. In this episode, we move swiftly from discussing a recent example of the problems created for innocent pastors by the broad evangelical parachurch culture of the Top Men to reflecting once again on that... continue

Blood on the Hands

Article by   July 2014
This week's MoS discussion is on strength in weakness.  Moving from reflections on boy bands through discussion of Bill Shatner's outstanding career as thespian ('He's our greatest cultural icon!' according to the Arts section of Canadian Librarian Monthly) to Aimee's... continue

Actions Do Have Consequences

Article by   July 2014
Little did we know that, when we elected Aimee Byrd as as 'One of the Guys,' it would have such a damaging effect on the wider culture.  Now, it seems that Marvel Comics has decided to follow our lead and... continue

My name is Bill and I'm a headcase

Article by   July 2014
This week's MoS is up, where, inspired by this article, we discuss the increasing redefinition of freedom of religion as freedom to worship -- but only on property owned or leased by your church.  As campuses across the country come... continue
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