Friday, June 16, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - June 16, 2017

  • Christopher Fisher of the God Is Open podcast discusses an anonymous paper on what he calls the "cult of Calvinism." Considering Fisher is an open theist, you can pretty much guess how it goes.

  • The God Is Open blog links to the paper in question.

  • I've had my share of run-ins with William Birch over the years. He was an Arminian on a crusade against all things Calvinist. Sadly, it seems he has fully abandoned biblical Christianity:
    If I am to continue to be frank, I confess that I never imagined in a million years that I would become LGBTQ-affirming, and actually begin a life-long committed relationship with a man. If anyone had told me five years ago that, by June 2017 I will be pro-LGBTQ and pro-same-gendered relationships, I would have thought the individual to be clinically insane. But life is a journey. I am also far from being alone on my journey.
    Look for this to be his next crusade.

  • Tony Reinke reviews Craig Bartholomew's book Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition.

  • What can we say to friends who are suffering?

  • There's a new breakfast cereal just for Calvinists!

  • Want some free stuff from ChristianAudio.com?

Friday, June 09, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - June 9, 2017

  • McCamy Taylor posts on Democratic Underground:
    [T]he roots of the flaw in United States culture that makes Trump's criminal enterprise possible can be found in a particular brand of Calvinism that goes something like "We are born either damned or blessed, and we can know which we are by weighing God's favor shown upon us in this life." Or, more simply "The rich are better than the rest of us."
    How do you like that straw man? The post gets much worse, and the comments are just as bad.

  • SpurgeonFan writes:
    Calvanism should not be contentious. As one who holds to the "Doctrines of Grace", I know there can be many theological differences with our brothers of a more Arminian persuasion. However, that should never be the cause of anger, bitterness, or strife...especially if we claim to believe salvation (and the theological sanctification) of every believer is entirely in the sovereign hand of a faithful God working by His Spirit.
    I couldn't agree more.

  • Chuck McKnight finishes his series on comparing the acronym WHEAT to Calvinism's TULIP, Molinism's ROSES, and Arminianism's DAISY.

  • It's an "Explore the Bible" edition of Free Stuff Fridays at Challies.com.

  • Lay aside the weight of perfection.

Friday, June 02, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - June 2, 2017

  • Chuck McKnight takes issue with "the coercive God of Calvinism and Molinism" in part seven of his series on the acronym WHEAT.

  • John 6:40 as a proof text against Calvinism?

  • The Parables of Jesus is just one of the items available as part of Ligonier's $5 Friday sale.

  • Never blame God for your suffering.

  • Paul Dohse shows up at the TGC conference with his video camera and identifies the "thug who got in my face" as TGC's Director of Program Development. Classy as always, Paul.

  • "Not only is Calvinism anti-grace, it is also anti-Gospel," you know, 'cuz "whosoever."
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