- Tim Gombis explains that divine election and God’s love are not in opposition to one another.
We pervert divine election when we take it out of the context of God’s love for his people and use it to speak of those outside of God’s love. Now we have the “elect” and the “nonelect.” We only end up with that latter category when we take election talk out of its biblical context as God’s love language for his people. But the “nonelect,”—or the “elect unto damnation”—isn’t a biblical category.
- Bob Glenn argues for more emphasis on union with Christ in our understanding of sanctification. (HT Trevin Wax)
When it comes to understanding soteriology, I think the central truth, the hub on the wheel, can’t be reduced to a proposition (the doctrines of justification, reconciliation, etc.), but a person: Jesus himself. Union with Christ is the hub on the wheel of the gospel of grace.
- Matthew Anderson discusses John Caputo and postmodernism. (Make sure you read Christopher Benson’s comment as well.)
The self-consciousness of the effort of deconstruction potentially borders on the sort of hubris that the moderns get so often accused of.
- Brian LePort comments on The End of Gender, an NPR story about raising children without “imposing” gendered expectations on them.
- Michael Patton offers brief summaries of Ten Arguments for the Existence of God.
- Here’s an interesting infographic showing tings that happen on the internet every 60 seconds.
- NASA Envisions Alien Worlds with a fascinating gallery of artists’ renditions of what other places in our universe might look like based on the information we have and a little constructive imagination.
- And, here’s a list of Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2012.