On Caffeinated Thoughts this week Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Limited Atonement with Bryan Peters and tax and spending policy with Chris Ingstad.
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that Southern Baptists can be thankful for the substantive debate over Calvinism.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the debate within the Southern Baptist Convention over Calvinism with Noah Braymen of Redeemer Baptist Church.
Brian Myers; Dr. Roger Olson of Baylor University recently made some disparaging remarks about Calvinism, but his problem isn’t really with John Calvin.
With Federalist 51 it seems that James Madison could see into the future with the current disregard of checks and balances, but he just knew human nature.
A comparison of Arminianism and Calvinism first looks at the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity in contrast to the Arminian doctrine of free will.
“While John Calvin himself opposed rebellion, his Huguenot heirs in France penned treatises defending it: François Hotman, Theodore Beza, and Phillipe du Plessis-Mor-nay and his famous Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos. Ditto for Calvin’s Puritan heirs like George Buchanan, Samuel Rutherford, and John Ponet. These writers shaped Puritan and Huguenot ideas about civil power and rights and […]
Over the last several months I have been responding to a series of YouTube videos produced by unevangelist, Chris Redford, a former Assembly of God youth group member turned atheist. Most of his videos are professionally made, and His soft-spoken manner and “Christian” music do not fit the stereotypical view of an angry atheist. Nevertheless, […]
I was annoyed by a blog post at a political blog called Political Pistachio written by Douglas Gibbs. He contends that Westboro Baptists are Calvinists. He writes: They call themselves "Westboro Baptists," but these freaks are hardly anything remotely close to "Baptists." Phelps, and gang, are Calvinists. And they are so vile, that most Christian […]
In an ongoing debate about what it means to be a Christian, Chris Redford, a former Assembly of God youth-turned-atheist, is trying to make the case that the view of salvation held by Pentecostals today is more akin to his own view than the one held by the entire Protestant church since the Reformation. He […]
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. […]
Miscellany for your Tuesday! L.A. Times: ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus Reuters: Chile rushes troops, aid to quake-stricken towns AP: US sets medals record, Canada ties gold record Price of Politics: Rough Start for Iowa Appliance Rebate NY Times: Why I’m Not Running for the Senate by Harold Ford, […]
Some miscellany, a lot of health care reform links, for your evening. Rachel Motte: Declare the Word in Zion: America and the Middle East Read My Lipstick Network: White House Health Proposal Claims The Iowa Republican: Should Voters Call for a Constitutional Convention Roscommon Acres: The Pearls, abuse and a false gospel Sarah Palin: More […]
Weekend miscellany… enjoy! Real Clear Politics: “What Would Jesus Do? Ask Obama” by David Harsanyi Acton Institute PowerBlog: “On Calvinism and Capitalism” by Jordan Ballor Washington Post: “Illegal Health Reform” by David Rivkin and Lee Casey American Thinker: “Obama, Ginsburg, and the Ghost of Margaret Sanger” by Miguel Guanipa Washington Times: “Welfare at $193,000?” by […]
I’d be remiss not to mention that today marks the 500th anniversary of Reformer John Calvin’s birthday. He has contributed much not only to theology, but also to government. As Bob Hayton mentions in his post today: His work in Geneva has an abiding relevance and lasting influence down to today in both the church […]