The Remarkable Story of China’s ‘Bible Women’
The history of Christianity in the world’s largest country can’t be told without acknowledging the female evangelists and pastors who built its church.
continue to be found in government-sanctioned Protestant churches and seminaries, this is different in unregistered churches which have been increasingly influenced by Calvinism.
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
Titling the chapter on Reformed Protestantism “the Failure of Calvinism” alerts the reader to Ryrie's mischievous sense of humor (he's actually talking about Calvinism's failure to
Weekend Edition: October 16, 2015
Adult Onset Calvinism, leaders' greatest temptation, and more.
Weekend Edition: October 16, 2015. Adult Onset Calvinism, leaders' greatest temptation, and more. Early Warning Signs of Adult Onset Calvinism—Stephen Altrogge.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics. A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts. Brett McCracken
Morning Roundup 9/1/15
Arminianism; Planned Parenthood Protests; Animal Welfare
I'm always fascinated by the caricatures of both Calvinism and Arminianism that I hear, though in my world, I probably hear more caricatures of Arminianism.
This Black Pastor Led a White Church—in 1788
The remarkable tenure and steadfast faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes.
Calvinism was typical of African-American writers during Haynes's lifetime. One biographer, reflecting on a host of African-American writers in the late 1700s, observed:
The Reformation, Viewed from the East
An Eastern Orthodox theologian assesses Luther’s famous doctrine of ‘sola fide.’
clearly Calvinistic theology. Eventually, the Orthodox Council of Jerusalem condemned Lukaris in 1672, restraining Calvinism in the East. Between the
The Softer Face of Calvinism
Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp.
The Softer Face of Calvinism. Reformed Calvinism—the theological orientation bearing the French theologian's name—has also had mixed reception. Reformed
Catholic but not Roman
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ calls Protestants to unity.
The process. I knew Walls only by reputation, as the author of a book whose subtitle, “The heart of what is wrong with Calvinism,” hit my Reformed funny bone.
Morning Roundup 7/24/14
Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights?; New Calvinism; Charismatic Catholics
Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights?; New Calvinism; Charismatic Catholics |. Ed Stetzer. Image: Mark Wilson / Getty Images. Naming the New Calvinism—Timothy Paul Jones.
Morning Roundup 6/2/14
Female Made in Father's Image; Naming New Calvinists; AP Style Guide
So What's Wrong with Neo-Calvinism? by Bob Robinson. In a recent lecture at the bastion of "Old Calvinism," Westminster Seminary, John Piper defined the New Calvinism.
Morning Roundup 8/7/14
Luther a Calvinist?; Hateful Internet Speech; Gordon College
Calvinism didn't emerge until the end of Luther's life. So perhaps it's worth a minute or two to walk through the ways in which Lutherans came down on the five “points” of Calvinism.
A Theology of Play
We don't have to always be doing something useful.
And better than most sports, it teaches you about God's inscrutable providence. In fact, it may be the perfect sport for those tempted by Calvinism. So
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Morning Roundup 10/21/14
Church Culture; InterVarsity and California; Preaching the Gospel
In this episode, Daniel Montgomery, founder and Lead Pastor of Sojourn Community Church, and I discuss New Calvinism and the challenges of constructive conversations.