Mandela: The Destroyer of Calvinism and Bad Theology

I remember Mandela. Mandela will be remembered in many ways, but for me he’s the giant that replaced bad theology with love and was able to change the world. While I was living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. Apartheid was crumbling. So Mandela had already destroyed the Calvinism that had imprisoned him and his country. From behind bars he’d replaced the fatalistic racism of Calvinistic theology with the open ended loving forgiving God of reconciliation. Instead of accepting … [Read more...]

McLaren’s Review of “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” For Tony Camplo’s “Red Letter Christians” Book Club

This post is by Brian McLaren. It is a review of Frank Schaeffer’s new book, “And God Said, Billy!” currently featured on Tony Campolo's Red Letter Book Club.Anyone who asks me for a recommendation for good reading in the fiction category always gets the same response: Have you read Frank Schaeffer’s Portofino trilogy? Now, Frank has a new novel out, and it’s excellent too: “And God Said, 'Billy!'”First, a word about Frank’s earlier trilogy, featuring young Calvin Becker who comes … [Read more...]


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