Listen to Dr. Trueman's Interview

March 24, 2010

Listen to Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, prof. of church history and historical theology, on the death of mainline Protestantism on the Janet Mefferd Show.  Click for the INTERVIEW.

"With Rome now easing the way for traditionalist Anglicans to switch camps, some are claiming this represents the end of the Reformation.  More likely it represents only the latest move in the desultory retreat of mainline Protestantism whose self-important rhetoric and prestigious institutions often hide the reality: it is a movement which has long since lost its way, its distinctiveness, its reason for existence," Dr. Trueman.

A quote about Dr. Trueman from a recent interview by C.J. Mahaney of the Sovereign Grace Ministries Blog entitled, Meet Carl Trueman:

Dr. Trueman’s official title is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He describes himself as a British round peg jammed into an American square hole.

He has written, contributed to, or edited a library of books. He is also the author of many “critical writings” and “unpopular essays” that appear online and have been published in two books: The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism (2005) and Minority Report: Unpopular Essays on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism (2007).

You can keep up with his most recent essays at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals website here.

In his essays Carl teaches lessons from history and pokes a bit at the evangelical church’s fondness for therapeutic leanings, entertainment, celebrity culture, and flippancy. And he stabs away with one index finger tap at a time. Carl writes:

I take some perverse pride in the fact that I can only type with one finger on each hand, romantically seeing this lack of polish as making me the modern equivalent of the 1930s hack journalist, cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth, glass of bourbon on the bedside table, hammering out copy on an old typewriter in a dingy motel room.

That’s Carl. And with quotes like this we can be certain that 200 years from now there will be a Carl Trueman Society where enthusiasts gather to exchange favorite lines and lament that they could not meet the man in person. This interview is for them.

Click for the interview - Meet Carl Trueman