Friday, October 02, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - October 2, 2015

  • How do we know that Calvinists are not Christians? Because the Bible tells us that heretics are not saved. Um...yeah.

  • Sheldon Long wants you to watch four videos that purport to expose Calvinism as error. Nothing new here.

  • According to Jennie M. Xue of Singapore, non-Christian Indonesians may be confused "as to why the U.S., as a country established on the spirit of Christianity, does not reflect the [economic] values urged by the Pope." The reason? Calvinism, of course.

  • Joel Watts responds to Charles Spurgeon's claim that "Calvinism is the gospel":
    There is no greater sin than that which is exemplified by Spurgeon, who would set aside the Gospel of Jesus preached for 1500 years before Calvin and without Calvinism and to reject everything else but Calvinism as a sign of the Gospel. This requires a self-delusion so powerful that it cannot help but prove absolute depravity.
    That quote from Spurgeon comes from "A Defense of Calvinism." Perhaps Mr. Watts should take time to read the entire thing rather than create a straw man argument based on one sentence.

  • Dr. Rick Patrick expresses his concern about "Youth Targeted Calvinism." Yes, we have to keep our children safe from preying Calvinists. We wouldn't want them turning out to be like John Piper, R. C. Sproul, or even Charles Spurgeon.

  • Dr. James White responds to Dr. Patrick in the first part of the Oct. 1 episode of The Dividing Line.

Friday, September 25, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - September 25, 2015

  • Unlock God's storehouse of grace.

  • Russell Moore discusses the difference between being offended and being persecuted.

  • Leighton Flowers joins Matt Slick on the Bible-Thumping Wingnut podcast.

  • James White on why he travels overseas to teach.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - September 18, 2015

  • Discussed on Apologia Radio: Debating Calvinism and resisting tyrants

  • Calvin Dude explains why he believes Calvinism is right.

  • Sheila Kennedy knows nothing about Calvinism, yet she lays the blame for America's treatment of the poor (exemplified by our less-than-stellar public transit system) at Calvin's feet.

  • Calvinism's foundational experience.

  • Josh Squires discusses five ways to go from head knowledge to heart application.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gospel-singing brothers on Family Feud

I don't watch Family Feud, and I had never heard of the Wardlaw Brothers before, but I really enjoyed this...

Friday, September 11, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - September 11, 2015

  • Get Spurgeon's All of Grace and the expanded edition of Revival Year Sermons in ebook form, free from Monergism.

  • Unconditional election means you can't try out for God's team. Thankfully, God's choice isn't based on our performance or skill.

  • Kyle Roberts wrties, "The 'Calvinist Trap' is this: When it comes to every single instance of human suffering, tragedy, trauma, and evil, the Calvinist—to be consistent—must affirm that God is always actively and causally involved." He continues: "Attributing every single event of history to active, intentional, divine causation makes it nearly impossible (if not entirely) to separate evil from good, God from the devil, or even right from wrong." Sounds like someone has bee reading Roger Olson.

  • Celia M. Hastings doesn't like "beginning any theology with 'total depravity' or 'worm theology.' Theology should begin where Scripture begins—with a vast, wise and wonderful creation in perfect ecological and spiritual balance." Yes. A vast, wise and wonderful creation that was corrupted by sin and is now in need of redemption.

  • Friday means more free stuff, courtesy of Tim Challies.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

An atheist voices support for Kim Davis

Well, not so much support for Kim Davis as disdain for the government responsible for locking her up.

Libertarian atheist Stephen Molyneux has never been shy when it comes to criticizing Christianity, but he does admire people who remain true to their convictions. His personal beliefs and anti-Christian worldview aside, I can appreciate his position on this issue, and I think some of the points he makes are more insightful than many I have heard from Christians. Take a look:

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton praised in her very own 'gospel' song

"Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Hillary!"

Sickening, but par for the course.

Friday, September 04, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - September 4, 2015

  • It's ignorance like this that keeps me away from theological discussion forums.

  • The Wall Street Journal reviews Inherit the Holy Mountain by Mark R. Stoll, who links Calvinism with environmentalism.

  • God's big work and your little mission.

  • Joel McDurmon addresses the case of the county clerk jailed for refusing to issue same-sex "marriage" licenses: "Kim Davis is doing what every Christian magistrate should."

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - August 28, 2015

  • Due to financial difficulties, the International Mission Board of the SBC is poised to cut 600 to 800 missionaries and staff. Surely we can look forward to a Patheos article blaming it on "anti-mission" Calvinists.

  • Arthur Sido has an interesting perspective on the issue.

  • A list of new and notable books, courtesy of Tim Challies.

  • Pastor Craig Ireland preaches on total depravity. I don't know why, but the doctrines of grace just sound more believable when preached in an Australian accent.

  • Fasting for beginners.

  • Yes, Ashley Madison, life is short. But instead of having an affair, why not love your spouse?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Romans 1:28

What else is there to say upon seeing a gay "marriage" proposal taking place in a "church" service?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - August 21, 2015

  • It seems you can thank Calvinism for America's love of landscape art.

  • At the same time, you can blame Calvinism for America's less-than-stellar public transit system—you know, because Calvinists hate poor people.

  • How close does Wesley come to Calvinism?

  • Tim Challies begins a series of posts as he reads through J. I. Packer's Knowing God.

  • What is "cage stage" Calvinism, and what causes it? R. C. Sproul Jr. answers.
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