Celebrity, Authority, and Authenticity in the Church

Dr. Carl Trueman joins us once again for an exciting conversation of issues in the contemporary church. Today, we discuss Dr. Trueman’s latest book Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread (P&R Publishing), a collection of essays originally appearing at Reformation21.org. Dr. Trueman leads us in a critical look at at the contemporary church with his characteristic wit and historical sensitivity.

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7 years ago

Excellent discussion. Thanks, Dr. Trueman–I always look forward to reading your books.

Benjamin P. Glaser

7 years ago

Great stuff from Dr. Trueman as usually. Especially enjoyed the talk about a Minister’s dress and the things it communicates.

Chris Hansen

7 years ago

Excellent stuff as always. I enjoyed the anecdote about Joe Frazier–I think most of us would have the same reaction to running into Dr. Trueman at the Y.


7 years ago

I listened to a couple of things by Trueman lately, but I think it was here that he talked about how, contrary the outcome of Baxter neonomianism, the New Perspective’s comprise of Justification by imputed righteousness has not decreased assurance. The reason he gave was that the doctrine of God, particularly God’s holiness, has been weakened in modern theology. I served as a missionary in Eastern Turkey, where God’s holiness weighs deeply on people’s consciousness. The church we were part of had a man come and teach New Perspective (the church didn’t quite realize what they were getting themselves into). The result was a lack of assurance among some people. This seems to fit Dr. Trueman’s thesis.



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