05 December 2011

Daily Morsels-December 5, 2011

What would Schaeffer say?--I am increasingly affected by the mindset of Francis Schaeffer. If you don't know him, he was a Christian thinker who started L'Abri and he was deeply influential in the lives of many current Christian thinkers. Trevin Wax shares his thoughts on what Schaeffer might say to the current "Gospel-centered" movement. I think the same can be said for the Young, Restless, and Reformed. 

Scot McKnight on Calvinism--Scot McKnight, at Jesus Creed, shares some of his progress of why he is not a Calvinist. It makes for some interesting reading. Based on what I have read, I still think the preponderance of the evidence favors a Calvinist view of God, but some of his points are worth heeding. He writes, "Its [Calvinism's] focus on God’s Sovereignty, which very quickly becomes much less a doctrine of grace than a doctrine of control and theodicy etc, and its overemphasis on human depravity are not the emphases I found in the Bible." I would probably agree with the first part of this sentence. For all of you who are convinced Calvinists, how are you sure? How about those of you who are convinced Calvinism is wrong?

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