Archives for September 8, 2011

Article on “centered” versus “bounded” sets

Someone asked me for my source regarding the difference between "centered sets" and "bounded sets."  (This is with reference to my argument that evangelicalism is a centered set and not a bounded set.)I first encountered this distinction in the following article by missiologist Paul Hiebert: "Coversion, Culture and Cognitive Categories" in Gospel in Context 1:4 (October, 1978), 24-29.I highly recommend it if you can locate it.  I believe it was republished as a chapter in a later book by … [Read more...]

What I mean when I say I am “Against Calvinism”

I know I've talked about this before here, but many of my subscribers and readers are new since then.  So, before my book Against Calvinism comes out about one month from now I want to make clear (as I do in the book) what the title means and doesn't mean.First, I am not "against Calvinists" except insofar as SOME of them misrepresent other theologies and/or claim that Calvinism is the only authentically evangelical (or Christian) theology.Second, I am not against Reformed theology.  I d … [Read more...]