Guilty, Anyone?

Does anyone else feel as guilty as I did when I read this piece?



  1. January 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Excellent piece. Good counsel for all. Thanks for pointing it out.

    There’s a great American proverb that say if you are starting to feel important and influential, try ordering your neighbor’s dogs around.

  2. January 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    “What I can do, however, is have the decency to be ashamed of my drive to self-promotion and my craving for attention and for flattery”

    Like the guy who called my former Pastor a lunatic, racist and/or incompetent for him not knowing as much about the holocaust as the name caller, who claimed he’d been studying the holocaust for 10 years.

  3. Reed Here said,

    January 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I feel his point. Pride is ever an issue. Blogging in particular makes it easy to claim some ertzat fame.

    Pray God keep us from it, and be blessed in just being able to talk with one another. Pray we be kept from seeking to make a name for ourselves.

  4. Benjamin P. Glaser said,

    January 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Well said Tim.

  5. Keedai said,

    January 31, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    That was an excellent read. Reminded me of his lecture style of sitting on the window sill as he taught for some odd reason. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Mason said,

    January 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Very well-written post and very true. I think many blog writers (not necessarily Rev Keister and the contributors to this site) have a very inflated sense of self-importance due do the attention their posts generate – that is particularly true of Reformed blogs, unfortunately. Blogs are a great vehicle for education and discussion, but we must participate humbly, as the reformation21piece exhorts.

  7. Reformed Sinner said,

    February 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Dr. Trueman pointed out almost all the reasons why I purposely distance myself from various blogs. Inwardly it brings out the worst in me, and I can’t believe the way some people talk in blogs, and worst I actually know some of them in the real world.

    It seems that for whatever reason such things as common decency, respect, and watch of tongues do not apply in the blog world.

    Good post by Dr. Trueman again.

  8. Benjamin P. Glaser said,

    February 4, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    By the way for those who may not know the reason I said Tim was well spoken is that Dr. Trueman in the past has routinely stated that Dr. Rushdoony was a holocaust-denier. When faced with the facts that this was a false statement Dr, Trueman has failed to rescind his slander of Dr. Rushdoony.

  9. Benjamin P. Glaser said,

    February 4, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Though I have noticed that slandering Dr. Rushdoony is acceptable amongst many Reformed folk.

  10. Daniel Ritchie said,

    February 12, 2010 at 1:59 am

    While I usually enjoy most of what Professor Trueman writes, I likewise was extremely offended by his language towards R. J. Rushdoony, and recently sent Christian Focus Publications (who published the aforementioned slander in his book “Minority Report”) a link to an article by Dr Rushdoony where he referred to “millions” of Jews who were killed by the Nazis in the holocaust.

    Yet they have not even done me the courtesy of replying. So once again, when faced with the facts, Professor Trueman and Christian Focus refuse to admit they are in the wrong. Sadly, none of this surprises me in the slightest.

  11. greenbaggins said,

    February 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Guys, what Trueman said about Rushdoony is not in the particular link I posted here. Therefore, it is irrelevant to the subject. You may be right, and you may be wrong, but this post isn’t really the place to discuss it.

  12. Benjamin P. Glaser said,

    February 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    While not in the particular link it is certainly relevant to the point Dr. Trueman was trying to make.

  13. greenbaggins said,

    February 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

    His point was self-serving blogs. Not sure how that applies to Rushdoony, who didn’t blog. How do you see it as relevant?

  14. Daniel Ritchie said,

    February 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    In line with your request, I will not flog a dead horse. However, Professor Trueman is being somewhat inconsistent in complaining about other people accepting what is, in the judgment of charity, legitimate praise. After all, his books have blurbs on them telling us he is one of the world’s finest young evangelical writers, a point I would concur with.

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