Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 15: Concluding Thoughts)

Wrapping Things Up When I first began writing these blog posts, I said I wanted to try to write in such a way as to tell my story of faith, with all its ups and downs, in hopes that it would help others wrestle with these issues. I don't know how well I kept to … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 15: Concluding Thoughts)

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Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 14: Learning to Walk Again: The Necessity of Faith)

Crutches Looking back over the last thirteen posts, I noticed that I haven't shared much of my personal narrative for quite a few posts. As I explained previously, due partly to sin and partly to poor reasoning, I went through a dark season of doubting my faith. And as I also explained, it was through … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 14: Learning to Walk Again: The Necessity of Faith)

Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 13: Calvinism, Church History, and Prevenient Grace)

The Final Frontier Flashback to about a year and a half ago: I was convinced that Calvinism couldn't answer the problem of evil; I was convinced that Arminian interpretations of Romans 9 and other key passages were stronger than Calvinist interpretations; I was convinced that a Molinistic account of omniscience and providence were capable of … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 13: Calvinism, Church History, and Prevenient Grace)

Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 11: Molinism Defended)

I'm not surprised, but my last post (on Molinism) received far more push back than usual. This is good and normal when discussing Molinism. It's controversial and confusing (I have yet to meet someone who seemed to have a firm grasp of what Molinism actually proposes on their first try -- I'm still trying to … Continue reading Accepting/Rejecting Calvinism (Pt. 11: Molinism Defended)