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Thinking Outside Theological Boxes

Andrew Farley | Posted 12.13.2016 | Religion
Andrew Farley

I recently heard a popular teacher of Calvinism argue that unlimited atonement cannot be true, because such a notion cannot include eternal security for the believer.

Calvin for Lent

Robert Allan Hill | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Robert Allan Hill

Apparently, given the rhetoric and revelations of this political season in the United States, we still have a great deal of work to do. Would somebody please shut the windows of heaven, that the saints need not hear our current discourse.

Neo-Calvinism, the Nonelect and Planned Parenthood: a Grand Kind of Farce

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I understand that people can hold these beliefs about God and still be good, caring people. Of course. But the neo-Calvinist leaders especially, who are spearheading the culture war against Planned Parenthood specifically, are, to me, guilty of much more than inconsistency.

From Ansel Adams to Calvin: The Surprising Inspiration for Landscape Art

Mark Stoll | Posted 08.14.2016 | Arts
Mark Stoll

Most of this art shows the timeless ethereal beauty of nature. It also lacks or minimizes the presence of people. The American love of the empty landscape originated among Protestants from northwestern Europe, and especially among Calvinists.

Heloise Imagined Herself Naked: the Sexy Scholar at Christian College

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

My beautiful Christian intellectual girl had a capacity for lust -- and not toward me! -- that I thought was off-limits. It was the sort of sin I was constantly beating myself up over, and to voice it in mixed company!

My Nine Eleven

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God, why would you let this happen? It does not make any sense. He could have run home to his family, but ran into the building instead. He laid his life down for the world, and I just watched. Why?


Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.22.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Oops, they did it again. The Gospel Coalition, that is. This time, it's a post from Thabiti Anyabwile going above and beyond in confirming my perspective on the politicization of the neo-reformed around gay marriage legislation, creating something of a new religious right.

Why John Calvin Is Shaking Things Up For Southern Baptists

Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

By Greg Horton Religion News Service (RNS) Nearly 35 years after conservatives launched a takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention, a new divi...

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

'The End of the World Is Coming!' My Experience With Harold Camping

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

These end-of-the-world prophets are often well-meaning, decent people. The world they live in is less than enjoyable, and so they are looking for a first-class seat out of here.

Calvin College and Original Sin

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

It is a sad day indeed when a faculty member of one of the leading Christian colleges in the nation is threatened with the sack by his president for trying to stay true to the faith of his parents and to the demands of reason and evidence.

Paul Young, Bestselling Author of The Shack, Challenges Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll to "Man Up"

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Mark seems quite fond of telling his congregants to "man up" and I guess I am really asking him to do the same. I would like him to say to my face what he has spread around the world via Youtube, and you can be sure I'll have a few questions for him as well.

Why Democrats Are Losing on Health Care

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Frank

If universal health insurance goes down to defeat, Democrats will have to live with the shame of having been beaten by arguments that a novice debater would have no trouble putting down.

Deadly Wrong

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We can do no less than to get out there and push back if we are to begin to get the kind of health services we've been denied while insurance and HMO executives have taken home disgracefully bloated paychecks.

Sex Sells -- Even in Church

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

If you care about what Hollywood is feeding your kid, don't take it for granted that the hip, cool church down the street, the one handing out cards in the lunchroom, offers a better alternative.