Tradition and Theological reflection (from various Traditions) is inevitable, it is an aspect of being creatures, and being located somewhere, historically. Throughout the rest of this short article I will reflect, along with Stephen Holmes, (Baptist theologian, par excellence) upon the inevitability of tradition in regard to interpreting Scripture and doing theology as Christian persons; […]Read more "Vanishing the Golden Age of non-Traditioned Bible Reading: A significant difference between two traditions, the Reformed and Radically Reformed (the Anabaptists)"
I have done this before, but let me reframe the so called 5 Points of Calvinism within an Evangelical Calvinist way of thinking of things: T otal Depravity – He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in him. II Corinthians 5.21 U nconditional Election – By his poverty we […]Read more "The Five Points of Calvinism Restated for Evangelical Calvinism in a Christ Concentrated Key"
The debate on Calvinism that just happened in Chicago last week continues to be the source of some discussion online, so I thought I would say at least one more thing. During the debate the non- Calvinist side, particularly Brian Zahand continuously made the charge that John Calvin was the founder of Calvinism. The reality […]Read more "Old Debate, New Day: Calvinism — Was Calvin a Calvinist?"
“I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy ….” This is the quote, and gist of what Joel Osteen’s wife, Victoria Osteen has […]Read more "What do Victoria Osteen and Aristotle have in common?: Eudaimonia"
Please refer to my last post to gain insight on the issues I am dealing with in this post (follow this link). In the second proposition of the Calvinist, non-Calvinist (Arminian) debate that just took place in Chicago under the watchful moderating eye of Christianity Today’s, Mark Galli (who is CT’s editor, and someone I […]Read more "Old Debate, New Day: Calvinism — My Second Comment: Is Grace a ‘Thing’ or a ‘Person?’"
I want to “briefly” weigh in on a recent debate that just happened and was moderated by my friend, editor of Christianity Today, Mark Galli. The debate was on that old perennial thing that just will not go away; i.e. classical Calvinism versus classical or I would say, revised (evangelical) Arminianism. In order to gain […]Read more "Old Debate, New Day: Calvinism — My Comment"
In 2012, Myk Habets and I had our first edited book on Evangelical Calvinism published entitled Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church, and with this publishing I was excited with anticipation! I was excited to see what might happen as a result of our introducing of this rather constructive expression of Scottish Calvinism […]Read more "Why I Think Evangelical Calvinism has been a bit of a Still Birth"