- Scot McKnight discusses Ken Stewart’s argument that TULIP is not the best way of framing Calvinist theology.
Ken Stewart’s new book, Ten Myths About Calvinism: Recovering the Breadth of the Reformed Tradition , shows why this way of framing Calvinism is neither the most accurate way and is, in fact, a late comer in how to frame Calvinism. In fact, he goes further: he suggests that this way of framing Calvinism belongs to the margins of Calvinism.
- Bill Mounce mourns the way churches abuse young pastors.
And then the time comes; they graduate, and move to their first pastorate. He lasted about four years, and when he and his wife couldn’t take it any longer, he resigned and is going into some other area of work, and the church is robbed of a bright and passionate young man who deeply loves the Lord and wants to serve the people.
- Thabiti Anyabwile explains why he doesn’t do altar calls.
I don’t think the pastor who practices an “invitation” at the end of a sermon is in sin, but he may not be acting wisely either.
- The Jolly Great Hodge Podge Biblioblogging Carnival (i.e. the April 2011 Biblioblog Carnival) is now up and running. You definitely have to see this one.
- Larry Hurtado comments on the different varieties of monotheism.
- The Verge Network posts several short films telling the stories of “missional communities” around the US.
- Here’s an article about a recent study discussing why Catholics leave the church.
- John Byron offers 8 More Things NOT Found in the Bible.
- The Webby Award winners have been announced. Sadly, we didn’t win any.
- And, Here’s a list of the 20 Most Expensive Domain Names of All Time.