Friday, June 14, 2013

This Week in Calvinism - June 14, 2013

  • Kevin Gutzman of The American Conservative reviews the book Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic. Author Mark David Hall says, "I am not arguing that Calvinism was the only influence on Sherman and his colleagues, simply that it was a very important influence that needs to be taken more seriously if we are to appreciate the political theory and actions of many of America's founders."

  • According to Greg Horton of the Kansas City Star, "One aspect of Calvinism that makes traditional Baptists deeply uncomfortable is the doctrine of 'predestination,' the idea that Jesus died on the cross only for humans whom God had elected to save, not for everyone."

  • "That idea," writes the Associated Press, "does not sit well with many non-Calvinist Baptists, who believe Jesus died for the whole world."

  • By the way, the Southern Baptist Convention held its annual meeting in Houston on June 11 and 12.

  • Thomas Hill shares some of the highlights from the convention.

  • Wade Burleson, in a post entitled "How to Kiss Calvinism Goodbye: The Gracious Way to Depart from the Doctrine of God's Distinguishing Love," writes, "To rightly believe in God's sovereignty and God's unconditional love you must either be a Calvinist or a universalist."

  • Roger Olson takes issue with the implication "that universal salvation is the only alternative to Calvinism."

  • An inspiring free will poster from Eddie Eddings.

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