Defending Calvinism: Being Grateful For the Good Rather Then Fleeing From the Name

I am very grateful for the work of Ben Corey.  His blog is one that I frequently read and often find myself "liking" his posts on Facebook.  I found his book Undiluted to be challenging, well-written and all around fantastic.  And his podcast, That God Show, with Matthew Paul Turner is fun and interesting. So … Continue reading Defending Calvinism: Being Grateful For the Good Rather Then Fleeing From the Name

Desiring and Imagining the Kingdom by James Smith (Two [no, Three!] Book Reviews)

Whether when I was in seminary or now in campus ministry, there is a lot of talk among Christians in such circles about worldview. The way it goes is that the university, for example, has a view of the world which is being taught to students in the classroom. Our responsibility as Christians is to … Continue reading Desiring and Imagining the Kingdom by James Smith (Two [no, Three!] Book Reviews)

Our Effort and God’s Empowering – The Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue

I have enjoyed and benefited from working through the classics of Christian literature over the past few years, reading such great authors as Augustine of Hippp, Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, John Woolman, Brother Lawrence and others.  My next to work through is The Rule of St. Benedict. Benedict of Nursia lived from … Continue reading Our Effort and God’s Empowering – The Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue

For and Against Calvinism – Two Reviews for the Price of One!

Calvinism never really went away, but it has certainly grown in America with the "young, restless and reformed" movement.  As a burgeoning seminary student, (not really that) many years ago, I was interested in Calvinism.  It was a theology that I had never known growing up.  I did some study on it, wrote a research … Continue reading For and Against Calvinism – Two Reviews for the Price of One!