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'

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I was struck by this description of social and intellectual attitudes in the ancient world in Ivor Davidson's Birth of the Church (Baker):

Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

An interesting web phenomenon: Google.  Godlike in its ability to see into the nooks and crannies of each webpersons virtual life.  Omnipresent and omniscient.  But there is a way in which Google, even its mighty knowledge of the web, is not like God at all. 

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

That's the problem with the capitalist system.  We're all implicated in the exploitation that is wage slavery.  I mean, after I take my 99% royalties, there's nothing left for the Walmart employee. And I'm offended they sell it so cheaply -- it's worth at least a week's wages; errmm, but, then again, this is Walmart.....

Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

I've not got much time for blogging these days.  The discovery of VH1 Classic, with endless footage of greats such as Def Leppard (we are not worthy!) is proving a distraction.  I am, however, glad to see that the sleazy, reactionary, Blair administration in my homeland limps to its sorry conclusion.  The only sadness is that the woeful Mr Brown will probably take his place.  But such is the way with British politics.