Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Absent from the blog for a few days, I missed Del Boy's question re. Weber. First, never heard of this Carl Maria character -- unless he was the guy who stood in for David Lee Roth when he left the rock band Van Tilen.

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Each year I spend one week of my Reformation course reflecting with students on the two secular philosophers who most shape modern views of Protestantism: Marx (Karl, not Harpo) and Weber (Max, not Otto).

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Some more book recommendations:

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I alluded in an earlier post re. Ted Haggard to St Augustine.  I confess to being a big fan.

Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I think I'm going to sue Jeremy for defamation in his latest article on Ref21 where I think I see myself pilloried.  I may have a 32 inch waist, and he flatters me by saying I'm even an average preacher, but a half-marathon is no challenge -- barely a sweat breaker.  No wonder the church here is in such a bad way if that's all the physical fitness we ask from our ministers.

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I don't want to make any comment on the details of the Haggard case; but I was struck by the comment of one member of his church, to the effect that `I put all my faith in him.'

Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I see from The Times (of London) this morning that another Gnostic gospel has come to light, accompanied by the typical calls for orthodoxyto be abandoned in favour of some Gnostic gobbledigook.  I paste in the full article below:

Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

What have I been up to the last four weeks (as if anyone is interested)?  Have I (a) been preaching in London, where my microphone was controlled by The Who's sound manager of 25 years; (b) completed my first marathon, and that in 3hrs 57 mins; (c) been trawling Edinburgh bookshops for a copy of `The Scottish Calvinist's Jokebook'; (d) been hiding because of a contract pput out on me by Friends of the Humourless, a powerful and ruthless Reformed faction which combines elements of the right and the left in an ecumenical alliance against fun; or (e) all of the above?

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Justin -- do you know, I can't recall where I delivered them.   But then I'm told my lectures are a bit like the sixties -- if you can remember them, then you weren't really there.

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Ironically, Del, Dylan Thomas is the one Welshman I have time for, and the poem you quote is surely one of the masterpieces of the English langauge....

Anyway, Christianity Today has posted an interesting, albeit brief, blog on the prosperity doctrine: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/137/41.0.html.  Got me thinking, so here's a bit of `rage, rage against the dying of the light'