Tag: John Calvin

The Confusion of Calvinism (video)

An emphasis on the sovereignty of God is a powerfully attractive element of the theological framework known as Calvinism. However, I believe Calvinist theology suffers from a serious problem, which is the difficulty of trying to hold on to the fundamental Christian belief in… Continue Reading “The Confusion of Calvinism (video)”

What is ‘God’s Decree’?

An open Bible

The decree of God is a notion I’ve found puzzling since I first heard it while watching Calvinists discussing theology on YouTube. I simply didn’t understand the term. To me, a decree is a kind of command or order. But this didn’t seem to… Continue Reading “What is ‘God’s Decree’?”

The Confusion of Calvinism

A painting of John Calvin holding a book

I’m subscribed to the Desiring God mailing list and I often read John Piper answering questions about Christian doctrine from curious believers. While I don’t think that peddling the term ‘Christian Hedonism’ is necessarily helpful, I appreciate Piper’s lengthy ministry, his biblical knowledge, and… Continue Reading “The Confusion of Calvinism”

‘Reformation: A World in Turmoil’ by Andrew Atherstone (book review)

A statue of Martin Luther with a blue sky background

Quite often, when reading a good book, the thought comes to mind that I would love to read the book again. With this particular book I actually assented to that challenge, and immediately after the first reading I read it from cover to cover… Continue Reading “‘Reformation: A World in Turmoil’ by Andrew Atherstone (book review)”

Calvinism and Predestination

A black and white image of John Calvin

One of the most important¬†concerns for any Christian is the doctrine¬†of salvation (called “soteriology” by academics). The subject raises important questions: What is salvation? How do I get saved? Can I ever lose my salvation? In this brief article I want to look at… Continue Reading “Calvinism and Predestination”