Friday, April 27, 2007
This Week in Calvinism - April 27, 2007
I thought it would be nice to have a regular feature for the five or six people who actually read this blog. I'm calling it "This Week in Calvinism," and it will feature links to other sites, news stories, or blog posts that deal with...yes, you guessed it...Calvinism. So, without further ado, here's what's happening this week in Calvinism...
Tim Challies explains the concept of limited atonement, or, as many of us like to call it, "particular redemption." An unfortunate homeschooler has a problem with John Piper's "false teaching." Gene Cook Jr. has a great audio clip of Jerry Falwell calling preachers like John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, and John Piper heretics. Jennifer Brost, author of How I Suffered from My Theology, thinks that God has no purpose for pain and suffering, but that He "allows pain to happen against His will." She also thinks that Calvinism is "the fatalistic type of thinking that led her to despair." Author and radio entertainer Garrison Keillor has a mistaken view of Calvinism and bizarrely equates it with the Cult of Bush. Explore Geneva's Calvinist heritage... ...and visit the International Museum of the Reformation. If you're tired of "the melancholic sterility of the Calvinism and of the Protestantism," then Jean H. Charles invites you to come to Haiti "and enjoy the ecstatic rituals of the collective joys that will keep your psychiatrist away." According to Barbara Ehrenreich, Calvinism helped spur on the "mass epidemic of depression" that broke out in the 1600s.