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Calvinism and the Assurance of Salvation

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on November 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM

In earlier blog posts, I discussed the resurgence of “New Calvinism”in evangelicalism and described some of its main tenets and implications.  In this long-delayed continuation of the series, I want to raise the issue of assurance of salvation.

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Topics: Calvinism, Arminianism, Assurance of Salvation, Security

Calvinism and Its Implications

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on September 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM

In a blog post earlier this year in which I discussed the resurgence of Calvinism and what we might learn from Calvinism, it occurred to me that I never really defined Calvinism.  So, for those who don’t know or simply need a reminder, perhaps a description of Calvinism is in order, followed by a brief summary of some of its more problematic implications. 



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Topics: Teaching Moment, Calvinism, Church History, Arminianism

The Resurgence of Calvinism

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on January 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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).   


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Topics: Restoration Movement, Calvinism

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