An Evangelical Response to David Gushee’s RNS Essay “On LGBT Equality”

An Evangelical Response to David Gushee’s RNS Essay “On LGBT Equality”In his August 22, 2016 Religion News Service essay “on LGBT equality, middle ground is disappearing,” evangelical ethicist David Gushee rightly announces that “middle ground” on the issue of LGBT equality is quickly disappearing. Americans, including Christians, are increasingly polarized over it. That’s more or less acknowledged by most people. I have tried to explore and recommend some middle ground myself, here, on my bl … [Read more...]

Preview of a New Book about Calvinism…

Preview of a New Book about Calvinism: Oliver Crisp’s Saving Calvinism: Expanding the Reformed TraditionI read and review both kinds of books here—ones for Calvinism and ones against Calvinism. I also read and review books for Arminianism and ones against Arminianism. I won’t claim to be impartial, but I do claim to strive for balance.My most recent post here was a review of a new book against Calvinism by an Arminian philosopher—theologian. Here I will preview a forthcoming book for Calv … [Read more...]

Does God Love Everyone? Review of New Book about Calvinism and Arminianism

Review of New Book about Calvinism and Arminianism: Jerry Walls’s Does God Love Everyone: The Heart of What Is Wrong with CalvinismYesterday I was asked by bright, eager, young Christian student of theology to identify “the one major difference between Calvinism and Arminianism.” Without hesitation I identified it the way evangelical Arminian philosopher Jerry Walls does in this book (published this year by Cascade Books, in imprint of Wipf and Stock): the character of God. On page 80 Walls w … [Read more...]

Wrapping Up “Why I Am an Evangelical, Arminian Christian” (Final: Part 10)

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end. If your comment violates the rules stated there it will probably not be posted to this blog.**First read my first nine posts in this series; they pre … [Read more...]

My Third Reason for Embracing “Evangelical, Arminian Christianity”: Arminian

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end. If your comment violates the rules stated there it will probably not be posted to this blog.**First read my first six posts in this series; they pre … [Read more...]

My Second Reason for Embracing “Evangelical, Arminian Christianity”: “Evangelical”

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end. If your comment violates the rules stated there it will probably not be posted here.**First read my first six posts in this series; they precede this … [Read more...]

My First Reason for Embracing “Evangelical, Arminian Christianity”: Christianity

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end. If your comment violates the rules stated there, it will probably not be posted here.**First read my first six posts in this series; they immediately … [Read more...]


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