Friday, October 17, 2008

This Week in Calvinism - October 17, 2008

It's that time once again, boys and girls...
  • How well do you know your "fives"?

  • Maybe it's because it's still early, or that I haven't finished my coffee, but studying the in-depth history of Tolkien's Middle Earth seems less complicated than discussing the topic of middle knowledge. If you're interested, Travis James Campbell provides an excellent critique on the subject, concluding that "not only a consistent Calvinist, but a consistent Christian must reject the doctrine of middle knowledge." (And I assume that would include all moderate versions of it as well.)

  • Trevor Hammack responds to a sermon attacking Calvinism.

  • Drew Lewis is currently on part 5 of his 7-part response to atheist John Loftus on the problem of evil.

  • Bruce Watson, commenting on the economy, writes, "In the United States, the land where Calvinism never died, wealth is still considered a sign of rectitude and poverty a mark of weakness." Oh, so that's why every Calvinist I know is a millionaire.

  • Adam Christensen compares Calvinism to honey: "I find it sweet, refreshing when I need a little boost, and kind of sticky. Really, it gets pretty messy from time to time, too, especially when in the hands of someone that is new to it."

  • David Hall on John Calvin’s political theology.

1 comment:

Trevor Hammack said...

Thanks for posting a link to my sermon. Since I posted the semron I have had a wild few days. I am currently involved in an e-mail discusssion with the pastor I responded to in my sermon. I have posted a second message giving an update to the situation.

I am also a member of the Preaching Today blog.

Anyone who would like to speak with me can contact me at:

Thanks again for posting the link.

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