A Theologian of the Cross

Speaker: Dr. Carl Trueman

Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 2016


Topic Description: Suffering lies at the very heart of what it means to be a human being in this fallen world. Martin Luther, the pre-eminent theologian of the early Reformation, was a man who both experienced terrible suffering and offered tremendous insights into its theological significance and how Christians should understand it. His thinking is thus as important today as it was in the sixteenth century because it speaks so clearly to real life, all of real life. This conference will explore how his life and thought are still relevant to us.

Speaker: Carl Trueman is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. In addition to serving as the pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, he is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History and Paul Wooley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has degrees from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, MA and the University of Aberdeen, Ph.D. Dr. Trueman has authored many books (including Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom) and blogs regularly at First Things and co-hosts the Mortification of Spin podcast. He lives in Oreland, with his wife, Catriona, and has two sons.

Audio: Recordings of all the session are available here, or you may click on the individual sessions below.

Lecture 1: The Making of a Reformer

Lecture 2: The Theologian of the Cross

Lecture 3: The Church Under the Cross

Lecture 4: The Surprising Way to Glory

Lecture 5: Q&A

 Photos: Photos from the 2015 MRTC are available online here.