Category Archives: Calvinism

Books: John Calvin by Herman J Selderhuis

Since I am not a fan of Calvinism, I did not expect to become a fan of Calvin. But after reading John Calvin by Herman J. Selderhuis (IVP Academic, 2009), my esteem for the man definitely grew. Selderhuis claims to … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Reformation, Roman Catholic Church | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Books: Salvation and Sovereignty by Kenneth Keathley

Salvation and Sovereignty by Kenneth Keathley is an outstanding book, but it is a challenge for anyone not prepared to deal with the twists and turns of Calvinistic theology. If you want to learn about Calvinism and its limitations, this … Continue reading

Posted in Arminianism, Books, Calvinism, Church History, Determinism, Mark's Gospel, Matthew's Gospel, Molinism, Protestant Reformation | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Short History of the Western Church — Part 2

In my previous post, I spoke candidly about the unfortunate ignorance of Christians in America in relation to the history of the church in the West. The Roman Catholic Church (abbreviated RCC) figures prominently in that history. Below is the … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Christians and Culture, Church History, Protestant Reformation, Reformation, Roman Catholic Church, The Bible | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Books: Getting the Reformation Wrong by James R. Payton, Jr.

James R. Payton, Jr. has written an excellent book that helps Protestants like me get a better grip on what the Reformation was all about: Getting the Reformation Wrong (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010). If you consider yourself an evangelical … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Christian Life, Reformation, The Bible | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments