Archive for the 'Sovereignty' Category

Inerrantists who ignore Scripture: who killed biblical synergism?

One of Calvinists’ staple arguments in favor of monergism is the inference that positing God as relying, in some sense, upon our decision to participate in salvation is actually a demotion of God, a heinous and (usually) heretical inversion of man’s sovereignty over that of God’s. On Facebook today, a Calvinist posted the following statement: […]

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

When a sound, rational explanation misses the point

[Let me preface the main post with an acknowledgement of the obvious: I haven’t been around these parts for quite a while, and for a number of reasons. First of all, I have described before my tendency to pursue one train of thought for long periods of time. Lately, it’s been political theory, and although […]

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The place of God’s providence in my theology

I have been musing lately about how my stance on the creation/evolution controversy would impact other areas of theology if applied consistently. The stance I’m referring to is my conviction that viewing the history of the natural universe as a string of miraculous interventions into nature is hopelessly misguided. I have argued that the atheistic […]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Jeremiah and the Potter

Jeremiah 18 and Romans 9: a shared metaphor In talking with Calvinists, there is always one passage that they pull out that in effect tells Arminians/non-predestinarians to “shut up and color.” This passage is the potter/clay metaphor of Romans 9. Most Bible scholars acknowledge that Paul’s potter metaphor was drawn, at least in part, from […]

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Mohler on theistic evolution

In a recent post on his popular blog, Al Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, presented a predictable take on the origins debate. He states, I have not said that one can’t be a Christian and believe in evolution. It is entirely possible to be a confused Christian or a confused evolutionist […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008