Paul tells the Thessalonians to "always rejoice" (I Thess. 5:16). How could they always rejoice? How can we?
In 2009, Time magazine called “New Calvinism” one of the “10 ideas changing the world right now.” This resurgence was famously documented in Collin Hansen’s book from 2008, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists. The movement has certainly changed the face of evangelicalism. Take, for example, the largest Protestant denomination in this country, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Pictured: Jonathan Edwards
In August I had the pleasure of visiting Brazil. Although it was my fourth time in Brazil, it was my first time to be invited for what amounted to a book tour. Here’s how it happened.
Recently, there has been a resurgence of Arminianism in Brazil. Wait. Let me back up a bit. For the past few years, there has been a resurgence of Calvinism in evangelicalism. (This is something I intend to discuss in later posts.) This resurgence of Calvinism has reached Latin America, including Brazil. And wherever “five-point Calvinism” goes, resistance to it follows close behind. Thus, the resurgence of Arminianism, as a form of anti-Calvinism, in Brazil.
Donald Trump’s lewd and outrageous comments from 2005, released just before the second presidential debate, have sparked widespread condemnation as well as frequent media commentary on how to protect our children from such topics.
Watching the evening news and presidential debates used to be a way to introduce children to what’s going on the world. In junior high English class we were assigned to watch the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and turn in our own summaries the next day. Today, adults are not so sure. One television morning show host suggested that she wouldn’t want kids under 18 to view the debate.
The second annual “Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture” is now complete. Once again, the event was a great success.
On Monday evening, September 12, Peter J. Leithart spoke to a crowd of more than 130 in downtown Austin. The lecture topic was “Reformational Catholicism,” a topic related to his new book, The End of Protestantism. The rampant division among modern Christians, evidenced in denominationalism, does not reflect the unity that Christ desires for his people. But why are these divisions so difficult to overcome?