Are tatoos a sin? How should we understand and exercise our Christian freedoms since we are no longer “under law”? Does anything go since we live in the grace of Christ? Mark Dever, Mike McKinley and Andy Johnson interview Carl Trueman about this contested issue of Christian freedom.
Christ the Center invited Carl Trueman to discuss his latest book called ‘Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread.’ The book is his latest collection of Trueman’s excellent essays. Trueman talks about Christian celebritism, authenticity, freedom and authority in the church. I highly recommend Carl’s book which is a pleasure to read.
Since the subject of the Trinity has become an unfortunate sandstorm of late, perhaps we would be wise to invite some theological pachyderms into our watering hole to weight in with their vast biblical wisdom. Carl Trueman lays out a historical context for how the Trinity has been understood throughout church history, and the battles with doctrinal error that have been fought to defend those doctrines. Along the way he visits Nicea, Athanasius, Augustine, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, Van Til and others. With a better historical context perhaps we won’t be so quick to blunt the doctrine of the Trinity with the over-worn brick of unity.
Carl Trueman and G K Beale joined forces at Desert Springs Church Clarus conference this year to speak about God’s speaking…in Scripture.
Trueman’s messages are:
The Prophetic Word: What Preaching Is (and Is Not)
Scripture’s Authority: An Ancient Doctrine
A Clear and Present Word: Luther and the Clarity of Scripture
Like Sheep Without a Shepherd
Beale’s messages are:
The Effects of Meditating on God’s Word
How to Guard the Good Deposit of Scripture
The Centrality of Scripture in Marriage
Receiving and Resounding God’s Word
Beale and Trueman also gathered for a panel discussion.
Christ the Center invites Carl Trueman to discuss Martin Luther, media, and it’s contemporary correlations for today. From the Reformed Forum:
Luther’s is an interesting study in the effects of media on the church. Trueman discusses Luther’s context and draws parallels to the contemporary church. All the way from the printing press to Twitter, join us for a fascinating discussion on a timely subject.
Carl Trueman spoke at the 2007 Reformation Heritage Conference at Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Georgia.
I must say I learned some big things about Luther, particularly regarding his view on transubstantiation in the Lord’s Supper. Trueman does a good job of putting it into context and then explaining how Luther was able to embrace this error.
If you have any interest in Luther or the circumstances surrounding the Reformation you will want to give these your attention.
What is the Twin Lakes Fellowship? From the website…
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministerial fraternal devoted to the encouragement of Gospel ministry and ministers, and to the promotion of healthy biblical church planting. The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministry of the Session of the historic First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS (in conjunction with several other PCA sessions and ministers in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina). This fellowship is designed to pursue a twofold purpose: (1) to encourage ministers and churches to promote the work of church planting through their local congregations and (2) to encourage ministers in their personal growth in grace, so as to maximize their effectiveness in promoting the work of the Gospel.
Ligon Duncan kicked off the conference with a very strong, clarifying call for faithful expositional preaching.
David Meredith, who is a pleasure to listen to, took on the subject of evangelism, and gave his impressions of the Evangelism Explosion material. Don`t miss this one.
Doug Kelly, Carl Trueman, Sean Lucas, Derek Thomas and Terry Johnson all gave messages worth a listen.
Ligon conducted 3 wonderful telephone interviews. He interviewed Thabiti Anyabwile about his two books: The Faithful Preacher, and The Decline of African American Theology. Tim Keller was interviewed about his best selling book The Reason for God. And finally, David Wells was interviewed about his book (then forthcoming) The Courage to Be Protestant, and Wells gave an excellent summation of the 3 divisions of the church today: Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents. Wells must be listened to.
- Seminar 1 – Introducing the Twin Lakes Fellowship (Dr. Ligon Duncan)
- Exhortation – Evangelism (David Meredith)
- Tele-Interview 1 – Thabiti Anyabwile
- Worship Service 1 – Sermon (Dr. Douglas Kelly)
- Seminar 2 – The Heidelberg Catechism (Dr. Carl Trueman)
- Exhortation – Sermon (Dr. Sean Lucas)
- Worship Service 2 – Sermon (Dr. Derek Thomas)
- Seminar 3 – Public Prayer (Terry Johnson) [handout 1 and handout 2)]
- Tele-Interview 2 – Dr. Tim Keller
- Tele-Interview 3 – Dr. David Wells
The subject of Biblical Inerrancy was a hard won battle of Evangelicals in the 20th century. But we are now loosing it again, not because the issues have not been accurately addressed, but because we have little regard for church history. In other words, we have to fight for inerrancy again because of our ignorance.
G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman discuss this very important subject in light of the postmodern challenges to inerrancy. This discussion is based on Beale’s recently released book ‘The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism.‘
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Carl Trueman joins the panel at Christ the Center to discuss the history of Trinitarian thought touching on the contributions of the Nicean Creed, the Chalcedonian formula, the Cappadocian Fathers, Athanasius, Augustine, Aquinas, Jonathan Edwards, Karl Barth, Van Til, and John Owen. Trueman, who is something of an expert on Owen, spends some time looking at Owens understanding of the Trinity, particularly looking at how Owen differentiated how we commune with each member of the Trinity. This is an important discussion as it demonstrates that the Trinity is not something for the theologians, but rather it has great impact for all believers.