Category Archives: Calvinism

Calvinist Heresy Hunters

Well, some heresy hunters are at it again!  Calvinist Justin Taylor wrote a judicious and diplomatic explanation of Calvinism on Rachel Held Evans’ blog (see here).  But, on Justin’s own blog, some Calvinists are saying that Justin used poor judgment … Continue reading

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My Calvin Memories

I want to share with you some of my Calvin memories for this 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. 1. I first heard of Calvin at a church I attended as a kid. It was the Church of God (Seventh-Day). … Continue reading

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Calvin on Daniel 4:27: Alms and Atonement

Johannes Quasten, Patrology, vol. II: The Ante-Nicene Literature After Irenaeus (Westminster: Christian Classics, 1990) 358. Cyprian was an African bishop in the third century. He states the following about God’s forgiveness of sins: As in the laver of saving water … Continue reading

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Iamblichus and Grace

G. Reale, A History of Ancient Philosophy: The Schools of the Imperial Age, trans. John R. Catan (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990) 416-417. Let us see in the first place what is the exact definition Iamblichus had … Continue reading

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FSE: Knowing

Yesterday, I saw Knowing, which starred Nicholas Cage. Knowing is a science fiction movie. At its beginning, we’re in the 1950’s, and we meet an odd little girl named Lucinda, whose special idea is selected by her school. Her idea … Continue reading

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Intelligent Quote of the Day: Brett

My friend Felix has a feature on his blog called “Intelligent Quote of the Day.” I also have an intelligent quote for you: this is under BryanL’s post, Changing Your Mind, and it’s by Brett: “I used to be a … Continue reading

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Micah’s Search for an Honest Man

In the fourth century B.C.E., Diogenes the Cynic carried a lamp in the streets of Greece in search of an honest man. Similarly, about four centuries earlier, the prophet Micah was looking for at least one honest person in Judah. … Continue reading

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Naughty, Naughty

In Joel 3:21, God says that he will treat Israel’s blood as innocent, something he had not done before. As a result, God will regard Israel’s Gentile oppressors as if they had shed innocent blood, which is a big “no … Continue reading

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Calvinism, Arminianism, and Joel

The new Jewish Publication Society translation of the Tanakh renders Joel 3:21 as follows: “Thus will I treat as innocent their blood, which I have not treated as innocent; and the LORD shall dwell in Zion.” According to this understanding … Continue reading

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