Calvinists sum up their theology, as well as their Dutch connections, with the acronym TULIP. That stands for Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints.
Southern Baptists are currently in the midst of a controversy between their Calvinist members and their more Arminian brethren. So to compete with the TULIP faction, as Bill Leonard reports, the non-Calvinist Baptists have come up with a flower of their own: POINSETTIA. That stands for “Pursuit unconditional, Own guilt, Inclusive atonement, Natural responsibility, Spontaneous regeneration, Election available, Temperate foreknowledge, True freedom, Indestructible security, Almighty gospel.”
Your task: Come up with a flower for other theological traditions (Catholics? Orthodox? Pentecostal? Methodist? Non-Denominational?), turning it into an acronym or a symbol for its distinct teachings and practices. After the jump, the flower of Lutheranism. [Read more...]