George C. Scott Explains Calvinism in 3 Minutes

(HT: First Things) From the 1979 movie Hardcore. (Language Warning: F-word employed at the end) … [Read more...]

A question I didn’t think anyone was asking: Where did all these Calvinists come from?

Read all about it at The Gospel Coalition. BTW, I think it's a great question! … [Read more...]

“Doting Thomists: Evangelicals, Thomas Aquinas, and Justification”

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That's the title of my most recent article published in the The Evangelical Quarterly 85.3 (July 2013): 211-227.  Here's the abstract: Over the past several decades, some Evangelical philosophers and theologians have embraced the metaphysics, epistemology, and natural law theory of Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), despite that fact that historically some of the leading lights in Evangelicalism have rejected Aquinas's views because they believed these views are inconsistent with classical Reformation … [Read more...]

Mormonisn, Calvinism, Catholicism, oh my: Webb reviews Mouw

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(HT: John W. Morehead) On the Books & Culture website, Stephen H. Webb reviews Richard Mouw's latest book, Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals. Steve and Rich are both friends of mine. Here's how the review begins: Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, has two goals in this book. First, he wants evangelicals to stop demonizing Mormons. Second, he wants Mormons to be more Calvinist in their theology. With the first goal—which will certainly provoke … [Read more...]