Friday, January 20, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - January 20, 2017

  • Careful, Calvinists. By believing in limited atonement, you're flirting with Nestorianism. Yeah, it doesn't makes sense to me, either.

  • The PCUSA may have ditched Calvinism, but many of its members still claim to believe in Jesus.

  • While Taylor S. Brown may disagree with Tim Keller on Calvinism, he considers Keller to be "among the best representatives of grounded-yet-charitable Protestant Christianity."

  • Tension caused by Calvinism is nothing new.

  • Tim Challies offers five ways to love others in your reading.

  • Once again, it's $5 Friday at Ligonier.

  • Zack Stanton of Politico sees Betsy DeVos and her Calvinist Christian family as a threat. Yes, scary Christians are going to take over the country.

  • John Piper's prayer for Donald Trump.

Friday, January 13, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - January 13, 2017

  • 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 06, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - January 6, 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

This Week in Calvinism - 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

This Week in Calvinism - December 9, 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

This Week in Calvinism - November 25, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - November 11, 2016

Friday, November 04, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - November 4, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - October 28, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - 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

This Week in Calvinism - October 14, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - October 7, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - September 30, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

This Week in Calvinism - 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?
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