Friday, April 25, 2014

This Week in Calvinism - April 25, 2014

  • Regarding anti-two kingdom theology, D. G. Hart suggests, "In addition to New Calvinism, Neo-Calvinism, Old Calvinism, and Paleo-Calvinism, we need Neo-Paleo-Calvinism."

  • The Blogging Bald Guy has "serious concerns with the analogical and paradoxical implications of common grace, the 'sincere offer' of the gospel to the reprobate, and the notion that God wills [or wishes] for something that he has not decreed."

  • Carol Howard Merritt presents a more "tolerant" TULIP: "Jesus died for the elect. We could have a long theological discussion about all five of those words, but let's just say that there are many Calvinists who believe that all are elect."

  • CalvinistProbs tweets, "Well, time to burn all my Jars of Clay CDs...oh wait, I don't listen to them."

  • Tim Challies reviews John Hagee's book Four Blood Moons.

Friday, April 18, 2014

This Week in Calvinism - April 18, 2014

  • Calvinism is "a particularly potent form of heresy," according to Mark Shea. He also sees a "Calvinist Purifying Impulse" behind just about every evil throughout history.

  • James White responds to an anti-Calvinist sermon preached by Dr. Adam Harwood at Emir Caner's Truett-McConnell College.

  • Russell Moore is interviewed by CBS This Morning.

  • John Piper on the Greatest Prayer in the World.

Friday, April 11, 2014

This Week in Calvinism - April 11, 2014

  • According to one blogger who misunderstands what Lordship salvation is, "[Lordship salvation] is the unsupportable belief that the PERFORMANCE of good works, the PROMISE of good works, or the EVIDENCE of good works MUST accompany faith in Christ in order to make that faith result in eternal life." Oh, and John Calvin and Charles Spurgeon were false teachers. I would remind him that scripture does teach that the bearing of fruit is proof we are Christ's disciples (John 15:8). True believers will persevere in the faith, with Christ sustaining us to the end (1 Corinthians 1:8).

  • Michael Hansen gives an example of "Calvinism" (i.e. God's sovereign will superseding human will) in the Old Testament.

  • Enter to win a free copy of Jeremy Walker's book The New Calvinism Considered.

PBS Profiles New Calvinism and the SBC

PBS ran this profile last week as part of its Religion & Ethics Newsweekly:

Read the transcript here.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Psalm 14:1, Proverbs 1:7, 1 Corinthians 3:19

I pity the fool...

...and pray for him.

Friday, April 04, 2014

This Week in Calvinism - April 4, 2014

  • Is your God good? Roger Olson's is.

  • Pastor Chris Noland believes Calvinism is a false doctrine. Apparently our free will wasn't affected by sin as much as everything else. But we Calvinists do get eternal security right, so we have that going for us.

  • Austin Fischer, author of Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed, says:
    I began my journey out of Calvinism when I realized that if I were to be a consistent, honest Calvinist I would have to believe some terrible things about God. I realized I, personally, could not have Calvinism and a recognizably good God whose heart was fully revealed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. I could not have Calvinism and a God who would rather die than give humans what they deserve. For me, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was something too generous for Calvinism to make sense of.
    Why is it most former Calvinists seem to have never truly understood Calvinism?
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