Friday, February 20, 2009

This Week in Calvinism - February 20, 2009

  • Some have tried to draw parallels between Calvinism and Islam, but Paul Manata refutes that notion.

  • Ex-President Bill Clinton doesn't want to be a "house husband." He said, "I'm too much of a Calvinist. If I don't work everyday I get nervous." See the video here.

  • Scot McKnight is concerned about the rise of the "NeoReformed" (part 1, part 2).

  • Justin Taylor responds.

  • Tom Ascol asks, "What will we be in the SBC?"

  • Why does God demand the impossible? Adrian Warnock reminds us: "God urges us to do the impossible so that we will turn to him in desperation and plead with him to do for us what he has commanded." Soli Deo Gloria!

3 comments:

The Common Loon said...

Instead of picking a winner in the McKnight vs. Taylor blogosphere skirmish or discussing the merits and flaws of each viewpoint, I would like to propose some sort of Calvinist-Emergent peace summit where diplomatic talks can take place. On my blog, I have suggested five questions that, if answered in the affirmative, could begin to ease the family tensions. If someone as liberal as Jim Wallis and a former Bush speechwriter like Mike Gerson can co-found an advocacy group to address poverty, there is still hope for mutual respect and collaboration between evangelicals of different stripes.

Five Question for Emergent/Post-Evangelical Christians
1. Can you name a Calvinist writer/thinker who has written a book you consider to be a helpful and worthwhile read?
2. Can you name a complementarian writer/thinker who you consider to be a faithful follower of Jesus?
3. Can you name a public policy issue on which your views are at odds with the Democratic Party’s general platform?
4. Can you name something you appreciate about either J.I. Packer or John Piper?
5. Can you name something that concerns you about either Brian McLaren or Rob Bell?

Five Questions for Calvinist Christians
1. Can you name an Arminian writer/thinker who has written a book that you consider to be a helpful and worthwhile read?
2. Can you name an egalitarian writer/thinker who you consider to be a faithful evangelical Christian?
3. Can you name a public policy issue on which your views are at odds with the Republican Party’s general platform?
4. Can you name something you appreciate about either Dallas Willard or Eugene Peterson?
5. Can you name something that concerns you about either John MacArthur or Mark Driscoll?

Kyle said...

you might want to take note of my latest blog on Calvinism on your "this week in Calvinism."

http://preachfaith.blogspot.com/2009/02/calvinism-or-annihilation.html

Stuart Wood said...

The more you study theology, the more you will come to value the writings of Martin Luther, not John Calvin. Luther was no Calvinist. Check out this blog where “25 Errors of the Modern Evangelicals” are listed and a very challenging article on “Taking the Mask off Calvinism”.

http://fromonewecanjudgetherest.blogspot.com/search/label/Authored%20by%20Pr.%20Stuart%20Wood

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