That seems to be the opinion of one of my sometime readers. Of course, I think she is mostly right, but as with most determinist readings of a given series of facts, I think she (like the bias people she refers to) misses a great deal of the situation. I think that honestly it's both … Continue reading Are Journalists Lazy?
Moving along in what is often called the 5 points of Calvinism, we come to the question of particular redemption (or what others would call “limited atonement”). This point is basically that Jesus Christ did not come into the world to save everybody, but to reconcile his own people to God. The majority of the … Continue reading Atoned
Bible: USA Today prints an article about scriptural authority, Albert Mohler responds. Resurrection: AN Wilson (who wrote the book “Jesus”, claiming that Jesus was a failed revolutionary) seems to have a change of heart. Piracy: A French naval ship captures a Somali pirate ship. U.S. Politics: Former Illinois senator Rod Blagojevich petitions to be allowed … Continue reading Online Reading (April 15, 2009)
Law: A Quebec father who was successfully sued by his daughter after a grounding loses his appeal before the Quebec Superior Court. Fasting: Christianity Today reviews Scot McKnight's new book. Piracy: An American Ship was seized by pirates off the coast of Africa. The crew then took back the ship.
Just a quick step away from the theological ranting. So I’ve mentioned that I’m in one of the many transition times in my life. I’m selling off all the things that I’d thought kinda defined the person I was and am being forced to again put everything important to me in 2 suitcases and a … Continue reading What you can’t fit in carry-on
Science: Why a guy should shower before a date. Culture: Secularism takes hold in the U.S. More Culture: Unfortunately for Newsweek, lower circulation is also taking hold. History: Schindler's list is found in Australia (the paper, not the movie).
So if we're all depraved, and none of us would seek God on our own, how does anybody ever become a Christian? The simple fact is that God chooses people to save, not because of anything they are or do, but because of God's grace. This is a little different than what you may have … Continue reading Elected