Friday, May 29, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - May 29, 2015

  • Does God really love you? Ed Welch discusses suffering.

  • Roger Olson sets the record straight on the Arminian doctrine of justification.

  • Is it possible to believe the promises of God, and have the assurance of salvation, and yet be lost forever? Yes. Pastor John Piper explains.

  • Tim Challies asks some questions of (the other) Pastor John.

  • One member asks, "Would you expose an unbeliever or a recently converted Christian (babe in Christ) to calvinism?" You mean, would I share the gospel and encourage him to read the Bible? Yes.

Friday, May 22, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - May 22, 2015

  • It seems we Calvinists follow a God who is "false, capricious, and arbitrary." So says Tim Alleman, a guy who sounds like he has never spoken to a Calvinist in his life. Please, if someone can make sense of his rambling, let me know.

  • Identifying marks of New Calvinism, according to Gary Gilley at

  • Henry Volk isn't a Calvinist, but he thinks "we can expect more good things from the New Calvinism. God willing, it may even be the savior of American Christianity."

  • Eight features of the best kind of Calvinism.

  • Jesus poured out his joy for you.

Friday, May 15, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - May 15, 2015

  • Calvinism is a "mental disorder." Whew! Now that I know what's wrong with me, I can get some help.

  • "John 6:44 does not prove Calvinism." As this video demonstrates, anything can be refuted if you completely reinterpret scripture.

  • I'm sorry, but when you make passing comments like, "Cromwell's semi-genocidal rampage through Ireland in the name of a Calvinist deity may have killed around 40% of the Gaels," it's hard to take anything else you say seriously, no matter what the topic may be.

  • When God interrupts your plans.

  • The recent debate on Romans 9 between James White and Leighton Flowers has been posted.

  • And, of course, don't forget your free stuff.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The modern "Christian" position on "gay marriage"

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Friday, May 08, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - May 8, 2015

  • Simmons College of Kentucky has formed ties with the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. Its president, Kevin Cosby, welcomed the union because he was concerned about the introduction of Calvinism into his community. According to KBF interim coordinator Chris Sanders, "He sees the strain of Calvinism some are trying to plant there as harmful, as it makes people fatalistic and docile, the antithesis of African-American empowerment He is opposed to all forms of discrimination, be it race, gender or sexual orientation."

  • Huh???

  • David Mathis of Desiring God writes, "While the issue of online access to porn may be new to this generation — and progressively devastating to those who were exposed to it younger — the invitation to repentance from besetting sin is gloriously ancient."

  • Doug Wilson shares his observations on the Baltimore riots.

  • Free stuff? Sure. Who doesn't like free stuff?

Friday, May 01, 2015

This Week in Calvinism - May 1, 2015

  • Peter Lumpkins asks, "[I]s there any great wonder there arose the continued objection that strict Calvinism appears to project some sort of theistic fatalism?"

  • I wish Roger Olson would just come out and admit that he thinks most (if not all) Calvinists are "irrational, unteachable Christians."

  • James White finishes up his review of David Gushee's "Reformation Project" presentation on (and endorsement of) homosexuality.

  • God's will isn't always clear. Jon Bloom explains why.

  • A very short prayer for your dullest days.

  • As always on Friday, more free stuff from Tim Challies.
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