Calvinism / Southern Seminary in the news

January 31, 2007

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1583921,00.html

So, after reading this article, I was asking myself the question … is Al talking about actual, historical Calvinism, or about his own personal beliefs? Because my experience has been that Calvinism in practice and polemic, as regards free will, goes a good bit beyond “you can’t save yourself” to the point of “Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.” In truth, there was little, if anything, I found to disagree with in what was billed as a “Calvinist apology” article.

What do you think?

P.S. Extra brownie points to whoever figures out the author of the cows quote.

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One Response to “Calvinism / Southern Seminary in the news”

  1. Nathan Wells Says:

    It seemed like he was talking about his own personal beliefs – but I think there is a time and a place to full out “go deep” and a time and a place to “go basic” – I think Jesus did both (though I guess most of the statements I am thinking of were always right next to each other…).

    and Martin Luther likes to milk cows…gotta love the internet 🙂

    -Nathan


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