Carl Trueman

Episode 202: On Expressive Individualism (with Carl Trueman)

By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.05.2022

What is “expressive individualism”? Why does something so abstract matter for everyday pastors and normal local churches?

Expressive Individualism and the Church

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?

The Pastor and an Unmessianic Sense of Non Destiny

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.

Book Review: Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know?, by Sharon James

Review by Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

This is a book that all Christians will find helpful in addressing a problem with which we will all likely at some point have to wrestle, either socially, politically, pastorally, or personally.

what miserable Christians sing

Episode 85: On What Can Miserable Christians Sing (with Carl Trueman and Matt Merker)

By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 04.30.2019

If someone walks into your church next Sunday, and they’re miserable from life’s trials and tribulations, what songs will you ask them to sing?

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What Can Miserable Christians Sing?

By Carl Trueman | 03.25.2019

By excluding the cries of loneliness, dispossession, and desolation from its worship, the church has effectively silenced and excluded the voices of those who are themselves lonely, dispossessed, and desolate, both inside and outside the church.

Book Review—The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg, by Robin Leaver

Review by Carl Trueman | 03.05.2018

Of all the Reformers, Luther knew the ways in which Christianity struck deep emotional chords in the heart of the believer. But this meant he paid more attention, not less, to the words and the appropriateness of the music.

Reflections on “What Can Miserable Christians Sing?”

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014

There is nothing more universally relevant than preparing people for suffering and death.

The Sufficiency of Scripture

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Is Scripture Enough? | 07.16.2013

What does it mean that Scripture is sufficient? And what is it sufficient for?

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Taking Aim at Everyone

By C. Trueman, M. Dever | 03.07.2013

Mark Dever asks Carl Trueman about holocaust denial, secularization, “no creed but the Bible,” and everything else under the sun in this far-ranging conversation.

Testimonies of the Underestimated Gospel

By A. Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, C. Trueman, D. Patrick, D. Platt, G. Gilbert, J. D. Greear, J. Mack Stiles, J. Purswell, J. Piper, K. DeYoung, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. Chandler, M. Schmucker, M. Lawrence, M. McKinley, P. Williams, R. D. Moore, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion | 02.29.2012

What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?

How Parachurch Ministries Go Off the Rails

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes? | 03.01.2011

The parachurch is not the church. It does not do what the church does, and it should not supplant the church in the minds and lives of those involved in its work.

Book Review: Preaching Parables to Postmoderns, by Brian Stiller

Review by Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Preaching | 03.05.2010

In the end, I was perplexed by the book. There was plenty of thought-provoking material, but there was also a rather contrived view of postmodernism.

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

By Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.