Truth Unites Plans For Fall 2022

Thank you to everyone who supports Truth Unites. I truly appreciate how so many folks share the videos, give feedback, etc. And my patron community is such an encouragement! If you’d like to become a patron, you can do so here. I do patron only updates + patron only zooms now and again, so it’s a great way to stay in touch and get to know each other and be a part of the ministry.

This post is just a brief update on my plans going into the fall.

I will be traveling a fair amount. Please pray for me as I speak at the following events:

  1. Duane Litfin Symposium, Wheaton College (October 19-20)
  2. Center for Pastor Theologians Conference (October 24-26)
  3. Palm Beach Atlantic University Apologetics Conference (October 28-29)
  4. Beeson Divinity School Alumni Conference (November 7-8)

I will also be speaking in chapel at PBA and Beeson in addition to the conferences there, and then preaching at Brookwood Baptist Church in Birmingham the Sunday before the Alumni Conference at Beeson begins. These are some of the institutions that I most admire in American evangelicalism, so I am honored to be able to speak at these events. But it is a lot in a short span of time, so again, I deeply covet your prayers for God’s help and empowerment. Also pray for my family while I’m gone (we will have friends visiting to help!)

Truth Unites videos “in the queue;” keep your eyes peeled:

  1. The Forgotten Story of Scandinavia’s Christianization (What History Books Don’t Tell You)
  2. Law and Grace in Les Mis
  3. Theological Interpretation of Scripture: An Assessment
  4. How Not to Help a Sufferer (What Not to Say)
  5. Shia LaBeouf’s Conversion: What Protestants Can Learn
  6. Complementarianism and Egalitarianism in Theological Triage
  7. Spiritual Gifts in Theological Triage
  8. Interview with Josh Schooping on his new book, Disillusioned: Why I Left the Eastern Orthodox Priesthood and Church

Finally, some big news is that Matt Fradd is inviting me to fly out to Ohio to debate Trent Horn on sola Scriptura sometime this winter (December/January). I really like those guys and am excited to participate in what I believe will be a significant debate on a significant topic. Again, I covet your prayers that I would honor Christ and represent my tradition effectively.

I continue to hear from a regular stream of people that my work is helping them navigate through questions of ecclesial identity and become more familiar with church history. I am deeply grateful to the Lord and ask you to pray that my ministry would continue to be honoring to Him, and animated by the Spirit of Christ.

Looking into the spring, my main goal is to try to finish my current book project, tentatively titled Why Protestantism Makes Sense: The Case For a Reforming Church. It’s currently under review.

Thanks again everyone! Soli Deo gloria.


  1. Bo Kendrick-Holmes

    God Bless you Gavin! I’ll be praying for you the next few months that the Lord uses you mightily and sustains you in your ministry. You are a blessing to so many!

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    1. Thanks so much Bo!


  2. Dear Brother Ortlund,
    On these issues of the papacy this eliakim argument seems to be powerful for some which is a bit mind boggling to me.
    Anyway whatever the argument it has this form
    IF the ROCK, THEN the KEYS.
    YHVHJESUS himself CLEARLY explains this in a parable:
    Two men built houses, one on the ROCK and one on sand, when the storm came the one on ROCK remained and the one on sand collapsed.
    NEXT he defines the ROCK as his COMMANDS and the builder is ANYONE who hears them.
    The KEYS are then obviously the commands.
    The apostles were obviously the ones who knew what he had commanded and could either bind and loose in telling or not telling what he had commanded. What they hid or revealed, bound or loose is precisely what determines if sins are retained or forgiven because once you have heard that CHRIST is the rock and heard his commands you either build on the ROCK or your building on sand.
    Now if you look at Peter says in his epistle, this is why Peter calls Christ the ROCK and the people of Christ LIVING STONES.

    ALSO, have you read ARCHBISHOP KENDRICK’S dissent at Vatican 1 to affirming infallibility? He shows that Peter being the rock was seldom used by the church fathers but instead they affirmed the confession of Peter as the ROCK. It’s bizarre that a declaration of infallibility had to be voted on.


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