Early Warning Signs Of Adult Onset Calvinism | The Blazing Center

Source: Early Warning Signs Of Adult Onset Calvinism | The Blazing Center

This is mostly about the neo-reformed fundamentalist.

My son is a Scottish Presbyterian pastor, so, reformed, in the broad sense of the word, but definitely not Calvinistic, thank goodness. After all, Calvin himzelf, with all his good and bad, was not a Calvinist either, thanks be to God.

Similarly, I have dear Reformed friends in Romania and Hungary, and they are clearly decent normal people, much more normal and decent than I am.

Is the Sermon on the Mount gospel? | Jesus Creed

Is the Sermon on the Mount gospel? | Jesus Creed.

I highly recommend this article of Scot McKnight, especially to my reformed and liberal friends.

I am reading, with great pleasure and immense spiritual benefit Scot’s latest book The King Jesus Gospel. I love it. Even when I disagree with some (small) points. O book recommended by NT Wright should be good, after all.

The Evangelical Divide – A View from the Other Side

My previous post on the Evangelical divide was based on a text written by Arminian theologian Roger Olson.

In case some people doubt such a divide really exists, I add here part of an article on this topic published in First Things by the Reformed theologian Gerald McDermott, the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion,  editor of The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology and coauthor of The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (Oxford).

I add here, as a teaser, the first part of this longer text (bold emphases are mine).

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From Bondage to the Desert – 1.7 Christ Against Culture? – 1 A Biblical Theology of Culture

Richard Niebuhr, in Christ and Culture, presents five possible models for the engagement of the church with the surrounding culture. These are:

  • Christ against culture – the Anabaptist model
  • Christ above culture – the Catholic and Orthodox model
  • Christ and culture in paradox – the Lutheran model
  • Christ of culture – the liberal Protestant model
  • Christ transforming culture – the Reformed model

Each of these models has its own strengths and limitations, and each may be more effective in a certain given context and at a certain given time than in others.

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