Published on November 1st, 2016 | by Tony Felich0
Pastor’s Corner November 2016
The following was published in our monthly newsletter, the Redeemer Report.
“A Conversation with Carl Trueman” Saturday, November 19th at Redeemer
Carl Trueman (PhD, Aberdeen) holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has written more than a dozen books, and is currently co-editing with Bruce Gordon the Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism due in 2017.
Dr. Trueman’s academic interests include Reformation church history, including the life and work of men like Martin Luther and John Owen. Dr. Trueman writes online regularly at FirstThings.com on contemporary issues such as religious freedom, identity politics, and the state of the church. In a recent post on First Things, Dr. Trueman gave insight to his heart as a teacher-
“Teaching—true teaching, not the mere imparting of techniques or earning potential—is perhaps the most delightful calling and privilege in the world. It has its challenges, but it brings incomparable joys. The second greatest joy I have as teacher is seeing that flash of light in a student’s eyes when a previously unknown or misunderstood concept suddenly becomes clear because of something I have said. And the greatest joy (albeit a rarer one) is the one I experience when a student writes or says something that indicates they have gone far beyond that which I, as a teacher, have been able to teach them. When they become greater, I delight that I become less. For such is the proper order of things, if teaching is truly about truth and not about power or making disciples. Yet neither joy is possible where there is no truth to discover and where the world is simply whatever the loudest and most aggressive among us care to claim that it is”.
The format for his session on November 19th will include a lecture about the current culture and the church’s relationship to it. The last hour or so will include a related question and answer time. See you November 19th. Invite your friends.
In the Lamb,
Pastor Tony Felich