- "While Calvin and Calvinists may have been an undeniable influence in the Christian Church beginning in the Reformation era," writes Peter Lumpkins, "it remains beyond difficult to imagine, in the face of so much evidence to the contrary, that Calvin and Calvinism positively contributed to establishing religious freedom in the fabric of American culture and embedding it into the law of the land."
- Does Calvinism need saving? Sam Storms reviews Oliver Crisp's book Saving Calvinism: Expanding the Reformed Tradition.
- Richard Mouw is Scot McKnight's favorite Kuyperian.
- Jonathan Kleis explains why he thinks universal atonement doesn't mean universal salvation.
- Catholic Dave Armstrong attempts to refute double predestination.
- R. C. Sproul asks, "Is your conscience captive to God?"
Friday, January 27, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
- Careful, Calvinists. By believing in limited atonement, you're flirting with Nestorianism. Yeah, it doesn't makes sense to me, either.
- The PCUSA may have ditched Calvinism, but many of its members still claim to believe in Jesus.
- While Taylor S. Brown may disagree with Tim Keller on Calvinism, he considers Keller to be "among the best representatives of grounded-yet-charitable Protestant Christianity."
- Tension caused by Calvinism is nothing new.
- Tim Challies offers five ways to love others in your reading.
- Once again, it's $5 Friday at Ligonier.
- Zack Stanton of Politico sees Betsy DeVos and her Calvinist Christian family as a threat. Yes, scary Christians are going to take over the country.
- John Piper's prayer for Donald Trump.
Friday, January 13, 2017
- I don't know anything about Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, but she's apparently a Calvinist who's coming for our public schools. Thanks for the warning, Newsweek. I guess it's a good thing we homeschool.
- Shane Idleman pleads for grace on both sides of the debate over whether or not Christians can lose their salvation.
- According to pagan Druid John Beckett, one way to help yourself "experience the gods" is to burn John Calvin in effigy. Hey, it's Patheos. It doesn't have to make sense.
- Apparently, the "turmoil" created by Russell Moore's attacks on Trump supporters is so significant that it has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal and NPR.
- Why do we give up on reading the Bible?
Friday, January 06, 2017
- You can always count on progressive blogs to make ignorant and ridiculous statements like this: "In itself, the Calvinist doctrine has quite a lovely inspiration and is quite nuanced, but in practice it comes down to a fundamental argument that the wealthy are the most favored of God." In other words, Calvinism is just another prosperity gospel.
- Apparently, Calvinists can never be sure of their salvation.
- Dr. Roger Olson discusses predestination in a video interview.
- Here's a look at all the upcoming opportunities to study with Ligonier in 2017.
- Why will you wake up a Christian? A message from John Piper.