Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the debate within the Southern Baptist Convention over Calvinism with Noah Braymen of Redeemer Baptist Church.
A comparison of Arminianism and Calvinism first looks at the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity in contrast to the Arminian doctrine of free will.
This begins a series of articles based upon the earliest work of Puritan theologian John Owen, A Display of Arminianism. I could never think to improve upon one of the most outstanding thinkers in the history of the church. He was precise, articulate, full of love for the Scriptures, and witty. This is not intended […]
Others in this series: The King of Asteroid #325 (From the Little Prince) Do Reformed views of predestination and election make God out to be a violator of man’s free will because He would make men believe when they don’t want to? There are a host of reasons why this line of reasoning is unreasonable. […]
1. Just wondering if other states are doing this, but Alaska is looking to divest Alaskan money in Sudan in response to Darfur. All states should look at taking stands against genocide similar to this (if they haven’t already). (HT: Conservatives for Palin). 2. R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries writes “Secularism: Ignoring the Eternal” – […]
J.I. Packer in his “Introductory Essay” to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ (London: Banner of Truth, 1959) boiled the five points of Calvinism (Total Depravity of Man, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints) to the main ideal that really is the foundation to all […]
There is a problem with “free will.” As a young believer growing up in the Calvary Chapel movement, I was taught that God created man with a free will, a hole in his heart made for God to fill, and the ability to choose eternal life or eternal damnation. I was taught that, while man […]
1. Last week over 1,000 Anglican leaders met in Jerusalem to discuss the future of the Anglican Communion. They specifically addressed decisions made (in particular) by the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.) and the Anglican Church of Canada that have abandoned scripture. Their response can be read in this document. HT: Matt Proctor 2. Is this an […]
1. Greg Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, MN and professor of theology at Bethel University posted a review of Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth. Tolle has recently partnered with Oprah to do a online religion class that is based on this book and has been controversial. He does a […]