- I don't know anything about Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, but she's apparently a Calvinist who's coming for our public schools. Thanks for the warning, Newsweek. I guess it's a good thing we homeschool.
- Shane Idleman pleads for grace on both sides of the debate over whether or not Christians can lose their salvation.
- According to pagan Druid John Beckett, one way to help yourself "experience the gods" is to burn John Calvin in effigy. Hey, it's Patheos. It doesn't have to make sense.
- Apparently, the "turmoil" created by Russell Moore's attacks on Trump supporters is so significant that it has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal and NPR.
- Why do we give up on reading the Bible?
Friday, January 13, 2017
Friday, January 06, 2017
- You can always count on progressive blogs to make ignorant and ridiculous statements like this: "In itself, the Calvinist doctrine has quite a lovely inspiration and is quite nuanced, but in practice it comes down to a fundamental argument that the wealthy are the most favored of God." In other words, Calvinism is just another prosperity gospel.
- Apparently, Calvinists can never be sure of their salvation.
- Dr. Roger Olson discusses predestination in a video interview.
- Here's a look at all the upcoming opportunities to study with Ligonier in 2017.
- Why will you wake up a Christian? A message from John Piper.
Friday, December 30, 2016
- Westminster Theological Seminary is offering a free ebook containing he best articles by Carl Trueman and G.K. Beale published in the Westminster Theological Journal.
- Anti-Calvinist straw man arguments debunked.
- "Roman Calvinism"?
- John O'Keefe believes doctrine to be a detractor from the divine.
- Tim Challies offers a review of his blog's most popular articles over the past year.
- And Ligonier is sponsoring the last Free Stuff Friday of 2016.
- David Mathis explains why and how you should read the Bible.
- The Contemporary Calvinist hopes to blog more frequently in 2017. We'll see what happens.
Friday, December 09, 2016
- Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, weighs in on the remarks made by chapel speaker Rick Patrick about Calvinism being a "Trojan Horse."
- Shane Vander Hart discusses the tension that exists within the SBC regarding Calvinism.
- Kent Brandenburg thinks that Calvinists, on the whole, "talk too much about Calvinism." However, he has not concluded that he "could not fellowship with a Calvinist."
- Can Calvinism make you happy?
- Win some free stuff from smallgroup.com.
- Continually washed by the gospel.
- It's "Radio Free Geneva" on the Dividing Line with Dr. James White.
Friday, November 25, 2016
- Benjamin Corey is "starting to think that Calvinism probably shouldn't be classified and grouped under the Christian umbrella." He believes "the Calvinist doctrine of God is far closer to Islam than Christianity."
- Yes, John Calvin loved his wine.
- Calvinism debates shouldn't divide us.
- One blogger is analyzing the growth of Neo-Calvinism/Reformed theology in the Evangelical Free Church of America. And he doesn't think it's a good thing.
- Rumor has it that President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary has "deep ties to the Christian Reformed community."
- Zen Calvinism?
- Free Stuff Fridays at Challies.com is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books.
- $5 Black Friday deals from Ligonier.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
- James W. Gunter attempts to vindicate Calvinism.
- As the Pope visited Sweden, a newspaper article offered five brief facts about the Protestant Reformation.
- There are some things Stephen Altrogge would like to tell his younger self about Calvinism.
- Hinder missions? Calvinism fuels missions!
- Want some free stuff from Ligonier Ministries?
- John Piper on how a Christian relates to the state.
Friday, October 28, 2016
- What is Calvinism?
- Calvinism's foundational experience.
- Dr. Thomas Talbott asks, "Is God properly described as 'Love' in the theology of John Calvin?"
- Semper Reformanda. You keep using that term. I do not think it means what you think it means.
- Contrary to what Roman Catholics might say, the Bible is our sufficient authority.
- Christians, Halloween is our night.
- Enter to win some free kids' books from New Growth Press.
Friday, October 21, 2016
- Matt Moore: Accidental Calvinist.
- Robert Pate asks, "Who can trust in the unjust, unmerciful, unrighteous God of Calvinism?" Not me, since our God is none of those things.
- It seems we Calvinists have a "tendency to see all as black, that salvation is impossible, whatever efforts we make–despite the Gospel saying that with God all things are possible–that depression is our life."
- This election season, let us embrace the gift of God's judgment.
- What kind of example do you set in your conduct?
Friday, October 14, 2016
- Dr. Jeff Hagan discusses the verse that made him a Calvinist: Romans 8:1.
- Here's what happens when everyone else in your family goes from cage stage Calvinism to hyper Calvinism.
- Randal Rauser reviews Calvinism and the Problem of Evil.
- I'm not sure what Calvinism has to do with Donald Trump, but Joseph Loconte tries to make the link.
- John Piper on what grumbling says about God.
- You, me, and the ESV.
Friday, October 07, 2016
- John Samson dismantles five big myths about Calvinism.
- Spencer Toy has an open question for presuppositionalists.
- Ronnie Rogers presents a "dilemma" for Calvinism.
- What's wrong with Jerry Walls' argument against Calvinism? Dan Johnson explains.
- For John O'Keefe, Calvinism's core problem is that it is "self-centered." Because, apparently, any theology that emphasizes God's sovereignty is, by definition, self-centered.
Friday, September 30, 2016
- Jonathan Dorst discusses the verse that made him a Calvinist (John 6:44).
- For David Bordy, that verse was Romans 1:30.
- John Anthony Dunne shares his journey into Calvinism.
- The Andrew Fuller Conference at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary delved into the lives of Puritan theologians Richard Baxter, John Owen, and William Kiffen.
- John Piper discusses how to test our interpretations of the Bible.
- James Pate reviews Calvinism and the Problem of Evil.
Friday, September 23, 2016
- Messages from Ligonier's 2016 fall conference, "The Dawn of the Reformation," are available to watch online.
- What you need to know about the Calvinism-Arminianism debate.
- Apparently, the God of Calvinism is like a father who smokes while telling his kids to avoid tobacco.
- Roger Olson defends Calvinists against misrepresentation.
- Michael Heiser, in an interview about his new book, The Unseen Realm, had this to say about young Calvinists:
I think once they awaken to the fact that hardline Calvinism requires that God either wants evil to happen or needs evil to make his plan work, they get rightly offended at the character of God or see him as a lesser being unworthy of loyalty. Why would God decree what he doesn't want to happen? Why does he need suffering to make things work out? Isn't he smart enough to find a better way than those options? If he is, then he must enjoy the suffering he has caused or was clever enough to bring about so he gets his way. I don't see why anyone would love a being whose character is like that. We wouldn't behave that way and feel love for ourselves.Straw man much?
Friday, August 19, 2016
- Which joy rules your heart?
- The city of Steinbach in Manitoba gets its first Reformed church.
- Jesse Morrell doesn't like Calvinism because "any theology which is inconsistent with evangelism, or hinders the zeal thereof, cannot be a biblical God-glorifying Christ-centered theology." Come on, anti-Calvinists. You're still sticking with that tired argument?
- We can take comfort in knowing that Roger Olson considers "most Reformed-Calvinist Christians as evangelical."
- Dr. James White deals with anti-Reformed rhetoric on The Dividing Line.
- It's a G3 Conference giveaway, courtesy of Tim Challies.