Calvinism is Back!

I thought this was an interesting and overall pretty even handed article.

“Ultimately, Calvinism’s contrast with chummier, Jesus-is-my-friend forms of evangelicalism may highlight a more fundamental change in the world of faith. Bestselling religion writer Phyllis Tickle sees the interest in Calvinism as the first phase of a backlash against the dominant religious trend of today: the rise of “Emergence Christianity.”

Emergence Christianity, which she identifies as a once-every-500-years religious shift, is less a doctrine or a movement than a postmodern attitude toward religion itself. Loosely organized, it values experimentation over traditional rules and Christian practice.

“When things go through this upheaval,” Ms. Tickle says, “there’s always those who absolutely need the assurance of rules and a foundation.”

Or, as Ms. Hagopian puts it with uncompromising Calvinistic clarity: “The dominant philosophy of American Christianity is so far removed from biblical truth. Life is not hunky-dory.”

Take the time to read the whole article.


2 Responses to “Calvinism is Back!”

  1. 1 Chris April 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Hopefully those who are pulled towards this do not lose sight on their loving Heavenly Father.

    Sometimes the pendulum swings too far in the right direction.

    • 2 David April 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM

      If someone fully understands the doctrines of Grace, that would probably be unlikely though. If we truly understand our depraved nature, and the fact that we can do nothing to even assist God in our salvation, then we should have a very good understanding of God’s love and grace.

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