Sunday, August 27, 2017

Is the gospel no longer enough for black Christians?

Darrell B. Harrison asks the question, "Is the gospel no longer enough for black Christians?":
I believe this question to be germane to the current milieu in America, as many black Christians have begun to advocate a purely activist theology borne of a soteriology that proffers the idea that the preeminent, if not sole, mandate of the gospel is the pursuit of “social justice”, the manifestation of which is evidenced primarily by the bringing about of such realities as socio-ethno egalitarianism and the eradication of all human suffering and oppression, particularly of those whose melanin happens to be of a black or brown hue.
You can (and should) read the rest here, and ask yourself: Is the gospel no longer enough for me?

Friday, August 25, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - August 25, 2017

  • Do you read the Bible like an unbeliever?

  • "Jehovah's grace is sufficient," writes Stephen Pyle, "but mankind remains with a God given free will to choose eternal life or death. We retain our salvation through faith, and free will, as we did to receive it." So, what exactly is the meaning of "sufficient" if we are able to use our free will to thwart God's grace?

  • The Sheologians finally talk about Calvinism.

  • Is Calvinism synonymous with fatalism?

  • According to an article in the Sidney Herald, our nation's cultural decline coincides with our abandonment of Calvinism: "That journey to error began by watering down the Gospel and embracing a person-centered rather than God-centered religion."

  • The 50%-off sale at Christian Audio ends today!

Friday, August 18, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - August 18, 2017

  • Dr. Michael A. Cox continues his series critiquing Calvinism.

  • Take a gander at Theologies of the American Revivalists: From Whitefield to Finney.

  • Enter to win tickets to the G3 Conference taking place January 18-20 in Atlanta.

  • Kick back to a little Huguenot music.

  • From the University of Helsinki:
    Religious and cultural Lutheran values have shaped Nordic societies for centuries. But instead of encouraging capitalism as in Calvinist Europe, Lutheranism promoted a social-democratic welfare state in the Nordic world.
    So, Calvinism gave us capitalism and Lutheranism gave us democratic socialism? Add that to the list of reasons why I'm thankful to be a Calvinist.

  • BREAKING: Angry Arminian mob pulls down statue of John Calvin.

Friday, August 11, 2017

This Week in Calvinism - August 11, 2017

  • "Baptist life in America was deeply shaped by the Reformed tradition," writes Curtis Freeman, "but what has been coming back is not the recovery of the theology of Luther and Calvin. It is something very different—something more radical and extreme."

  • According to Salon, it is the Republicans' "belief in the 'prosperity gospel' and a crude form of Calvinism" that makes them despise poor people.

  • Sheila Kennedy essentially echoes that same sentiment.

  • A member of the Recovery from Mormonism discussion forum asks, "Why are Calvinists trying to attract Mormons?" She is concerned because "it is the most horrific Christian theology ever."

  • Did Reformer theologians make heavy use of pagan sources in their writings?

  • God will bring you through.

  • Leighton Flowers critiques Les Lanphere's film Calvinist.
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