I share D. A. Carson’s admiration and appreciation of Carl Trueman, which Carson expresses at the end of his Themelios editorial published today:
Long-time readers of Themelios will remember that the final years of the paper version of this journal were among its best. Carl Trueman was then Themelios’s capable editor. When the journal became exclusively digital under the auspices of The Gospel Coalition, Carl graciously stayed on to write a column each issue—doubtless among the first thing that readers turned to. We announce with regret that Carl is stepping down and acknowledge with gratitude his singular contribution. Soli Deo gloria.
May the redirection of Trueman’s energies bear much fruit.
I’d say it’s mainly that Trueman just works his butt off in a lot of different areas and just does not have the time to continue with themelios. He wears many hats, including pulpit supply preaching frequently and writing a weekly sermon is a tough enough job in itself, (and he excels in the work), let alone his fine Reformation 21 work and his many church speaking engagements.
Carl Trueman recently blogged and made a side comment on why he left TGC and his work with Themelios: “I resigned my one connection with TGC (an editorial role at Themelios) in late 2011 when my conscience would not allow me to continue after top level decisions on the Jakes debacle.” He blogged on it here: http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2014/05/can-questions-be-slanderous.php
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