Calvinist & Arminians

This is an old chestnut isn’t it. Anyway every now and then it crops up as it has done just recently. Firstly, Adrian Warnock wonders whether Spurgeon was an Arminocalvinist? and says, I am more and more convinced that there are many godly Arminians out there that we Reformed people would do well to listen to more than we do. Which is, frankly, a relief. Then today I read Dear Arminians from Justin Taylor’s blog. Whatever issues relevant to salvation we disagree upon, let us agree on this: the Calvinist…

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I link therefore I am (30.11.2010)

I’m hoping if the weather is right that I’ll get to do some ‘snowing’ with my son. Should be fun. Skye Jethani describes his boundaries for his recently completed 30 days of twitter trial As a church we’ve completed the merger and in the New Year we’ll be launching Hope Church Shrewsbury. I’m not sure it would have been as complicated as merging two megachurches though, but bringing churches together as well as starting new ones can be a good thing! This makes the safety talk on the plane interesting.…

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I link therefore I am (26.11.10)

A real consumerism theme to today’s links and some interesting stuff here. We are no longer citizens but consumers, contains a 29 minute video that is interesting viewing but even if you don’t watch that, read the observations. We all know that in the developed nations we spend stupid amounts of money on stupid things. Here is Mint.com’s top 5 for America (and yes pet stuff makes the list). Jamie Munson asks do we have it all or want it all? and contrasts gratitude v greed (HT: Adrian Warnock) Changing…

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Bibliophilia (25.11.10)

Reviews Mark Heath continues his prodigious series of reviews on commentaries with this one on The Letter of James by Douglas Moo and this ZEC commentary on James by Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kamell. Mark then tops it all off by reviewing The Presence and the Power by Gerald Hawthorne which he describes as ‘one of the best books I have read all year.’ Mark Meynell has read DA Carson’s Scandalous, and starts with a fascinating comment on the film Titanic. Matt Hosier has reviewed Risking the Truth by Martin…

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I link therefore I am (24.11.10)

I know it’s just links at the moment, but there’s a lot going on. Will blog on it all soon…in the meantime Rowan Williams and Terry Eagleton do a decent job of debunking the new atheists although Andrew Brown is confused by Rowan In a similar vein this is quite long but also quite interesting for those who like apologetics. A guardian sponsored debate on the goodness (or otherwise) of religion Linking back to the first link, Andrew Brown is unimpressed by Michael Behe and the case for intelligent design.…

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I link therefore I am (22.11.10)

This is weird. The invitation to vote on whether to abort or not?!! So many things wrong here. In reaction to the Barna report on the new Calvinism, James Smith bursts the bubble on the bubble bursting Barna (intrigued yet?) Personally I’m in favour of this sort of advice from Jani Ortlund. For those interested in the justification debate, Tom Schreiner recently debated Tom Wright. Here’s a summary and a fuller report Vinoth Ramachandra has an interesting and provoking reaction to the Lausanne congress – he touches discipleship, social justice,…

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I link therefore I am (17.11.10)

Next year there will be a new version of the NIV Bible. So what’s changed? The answer: not much and that bothers some people There continues to be a lot of reflection about the new reformed movement. Skye Jethani weighs in with his thoughts on some new research as does Ed Stetzer As the leader of a reformed movement, Terry Virgo explains a little of what Newfrontiers is and isn’t (part 2 here) Jubilee Centre wonders whether British PM David Cameron really will respond to ‘the central political challenge of…

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