Westminster Speaks

Major catastrophes inevitably stimulate conversations about major matters.  Where is God when tsunamis hit and bury entire villages, killing thousands?  Where is God when pilots intentionally decimate buildings with their own airplanes and rip mothers from their own children?  Where is God when violent earthquakes crush bodies and infrastructures beyond their breaking points?  Such tragedies launch transcendent questions.

Why would a loving God allow unthinkable horror?  Is He impotent?  Do great calamities grant greater evidence of greatest ineptitude?
Posted January 14, 2010 By David B. Garner

"Some years ago I wrote a little article, `What Can Miserable Christians Sing?'  I dashed it off in about 30 minutes one afternoon, and yet I have received more positive letters and emails about that one little piece than anything else I have ever written.  It seemed to strike a chord...And today (25 May 2010) I find the article has once again returned to my inbox; this time cited by my friend, the well-known British journalist, John Macleod.  Who would have thought that a 30 minute editorial would have such an apparently long life?"

Posted May 25, 2010 By Carl R. Trueman

The Westminster Archivist, Grace Mullen, recently uncovered an interesting artifact. In 1934, a book review was published in The Globe of Toronto regarding a book by Dr. Adolf Keller entitled Karl Barth and Christian Unity. The review sparked a short series of letters to the editor between Walter Bryden, former professor at Knox College in Toronto, Canada, and John Murray, co-founder and professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary about the theology of Karl Barth. The interaction has been reprinted in its entirety here with a present-day response by Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman.

Posted August 21, 2010 By Carl R. Trueman