On Michael Horton’s | 5 Myths about Reformed Theology

 

Michael Horton seems to have become the recent spokesperson for Reformed Theology, and I am quite happy about that. Horton doesn’t come off as an angry Calvinist and dialogues well with those outside of his own dogmatics. His writing serves as a good jump off point to understand the system of Reformed Theology, humanizing and rationalizing the system very well (for the actual beliefs, Calvin, Warfield and Kuyper make for good reads). And hence, I was glad to see this post by Horton pop up on theResurgence.com today.  It is a quick, disarming read and I think this is a subject that needs to be approached. Especially in the polarized American Church, the Calvinism-Arminian debate can be reduced to stereotypes and rhetoric. Horton tackles the false ideas tied to Reformed Theology that |

1. “REFORMED THEOLOGY IS ARROGANT AND PRIDEFUL”

2. “REFORMED THEOLOGY MAKES US ROBOTS IN GOD’S PLAN”

3. “REFORMED THEOLOGY HAS NO GRACE AND LOVE”

4. “REFORMED THEOLOGY KILLS GENUINE, HEART-FELT PIETY”

and

5. “REFORMED THEOLOGY KILLS COMMUNITY AND MISSION”

and while on the Resurgence, a reformed site, I would love to see posts like this pop up on more mainstream Christian websites that are read by people outside of the Reformed camp. Also, a few posts on Arminianism in the same vein would be helpful to the debate. It may actually make the Calvinism/Arminianism “debate” a “dialogue”.

 

read the entire Horton post here

Emir Caner, Responding Carefully and Pressing On

Yesterday Emir Caner, the president of Truett-McConnell College in Georgia, brother of (ex) Liberty University Seminary President and Southern Baptist tweeted an extremely controversial and personally hurtful jab at The Acts 29 Network. It seemed thoughtless and mean-spirited, probably rooted in cultural and theological differences. He said|

Now, I don’t want to pick this apart or call him to repent, because Acts 29 brothers and friends have been doing this for the last 24 hours. I agree with all they said, and I agree he needs to be rebuked publicly in grace. Justin Taylor posted a helpful and biblical post humbly calling out Caner (Click Here to Read That Post). So I don’t want to go there, but I felt compelled to look a little deeper at what an event like this has the possibility to do to the emerging reformed church. And I especially want to address the young men like myself, who read this today and my first knee-jerk thought was to cage fight Dr. Caner. But this event and those like it have the potential to do several things to an emerging movement such as Acts 29/”New Calvinism”|

1.This can solidify us|
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