Dr. Carl Trueman is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and is pastor of Cornerstone OPC in Ambler, PA. He received his M.A. from St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge and his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen. Presently Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. 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. For those who are new to Dr. Trueman’s writing and teaching on his research interests, he recommends several resources as places to start. Regarding Reformation church history, he would recommend beginning with his course The Reformation, available free online from Westminster, or his book Reformation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. On Luther, he would recommend watching his recent lecture “Martin Luther, Troubled Prophet,” or reading Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom. On John Owen, he would suggest his book John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man, or watching his recent lecture series on the topic.

Dr. Trueman also writes online regularly at firstthings.com on contemporary issues such as religious freedom, identity politics, and the state of the church.