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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not Your Mama's Calvinism

The NYT did a lifestyle report on Mark Driscoll's ministry. Quite an interesting take from a worldling looking in.

Who Would Jesus Smack Down?

The line that caught my attention:

But what is new about Driscoll is that he has resurrected a particular strain of fire and brimstone, one that most Americans assume died out with the Puritans: Calvinism, a theology that makes Pat Robertson seem warm and fuzzy.

Driscoll has resurrected Calvinism? Ummm.... I was Calvinistic probably before Driscoll was even preaching in his church.

None the less, the authoress goes forth with the entire article writing about the theology of Calvinism, or at least how she sees it, and speaking to how Driscoll represents the new, restless Calvinists with an attempt to mesh the recent resurgence of Calvinism with how Driscoll does church.

As if the two are related beyond Driscoll's views on predestination.

A fascinating read for those of us who know better.

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Blogger Mike-e said...

While I can't agree with all of Driscoll's methodologies, i'm so very thankful that he preaches the gospel without compromise. This is just so very interesting, because Driscoll is emergent and seeker-friendly with pretty much everything except for his message. And the reason I find this interesting is because its always those "modernized" churches that seem to "modernize" their teachings to fit the culture. In other words, the two usually go hand in hand. Thankfully, Driscoll does otherwise.

5:37 AM, January 12, 2009  

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