Thinking About Retiring The Evangelical Calvinist

I’ve been blogging consistently since 2005, not all at this url, obviously. I’m starting to think that I might retire TEC. It isn’t as fulfilling as it once was, and I’m not even sure I have that many readers anymore. But even if I do, I’m starting to think the work of The Evangelical Calvinist might be done and over with. If I do retire TEC, I’ll still write, sometimes, over at my Medium site; which if I do retire I’ll leave a link to that here. But the reason I ever originally started TEC was to be a thematic blog that sought to offer an alternative mood of Reformed theology; alternative to Federal theology, and the more popular iterations of Calvinism found in baptistic and five pointed forms. That battle, or engagement, has seemingly been fought; at least in the theoblogosphere, and I’ve said everything I need to say about that.

Anyway, I’m contemplating.

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7 thoughts on “Thinking About Retiring The Evangelical Calvinist

  1. Well, I wish you wouldn’t, but then I only just recently discovered your blog. Bought some T.F. Torrance; bought the three books recently recommended by you; been trying to catch up…
    A friend recommended your blog in December so, it’s only been a few months. Maybe leave it up for a while so we can access the archives and think about what you have written. Say, for about 5 years or so?

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  2. And I echo Jean and Simon’s comments. I’ve really learned a lot from your blog and enjoyed getting to observe a truly bright and gifted person who’s tempered with kindness, compassion and humility. It’s rare these days. Godspeed in whatever you end up doing – and know that I’ll always be cheering you on. Eric

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  3. I guess we all have to make the most of our time, and sometimes that involves bringing a good project to an end. Thanks for your work. I have greatly appreciated your unique approach. And hope you decide to continue this blog.

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  4. Thanks for the comments and encouragement, guys! I appreciate your faithful readership, and I have enjoyed writing this blog for many years now. Blogging is definitely not what it used to be, and interaction–which is an important part of blogging I think, has gone the way of the past (like I mean what used to happened in the comment sections of blogs in general). I do think I am finally going to retire The Evangelical Calvinist, but I will still keep writing over at my Medium page. In my announcement post about retiring this blog I will leave a link there so folks can still follow along with my writing. And I will never delete this blog. There is too much here (as far as quotes and research etc), and I still plan on pursuing the phd; this blog will be a major resource for me in that endeavor. Blessings and thanks!

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  5. Blessings on your PhD pilgrimage. I did my Gordon-Conwell D. Min. thesis on preaching the christological images in Colossians. For what school are you submitting your thesis proposal? Ken😇

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