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God is to be worshiped, not idols or images of him

God is opposed to idols, that all may know he is the only fit witness to himself. He expressly forbids any attempt to represent him by a bodily shape. 387 more words


What's Good About Good Friday? by Barbara Ardinger

I grew up Calvinist and Republican in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. My parents belonged to—but rarely attended—Immanuel Evangelical & Reformed Church in Ferguson, Missouri. 927 more words


Kidney Failure

I think I have a kidney failing….shit….and I don’t even go to a doctor….

does a failing kidney=zero alcohol….

don’t we have two kidneys?

Just wondering…cause in my family tree, we all die of stroke, suicide or kidney failure. 61 more words

The logic of judicial calvinism

My antipathy towards TULIP as a designation is well-known.   Still, I suppose the moniker “Calvinism” has its uses.

Paul writes,

What if God, willing to show his wrath and make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath fitted for destruction (Romans 9:22)

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Protestant Theology

Divine sovereignty and human free will: where might they meet?

I’ve wrestled a lot with God’s sovereignty, especially how it relates to questions of election and purpose and free will. And to be honest, I’ve yet to find an explanation that clearly and substantively deliver’s both God’s sovereign authority and man’s evident free will in one, concise argument. 334 more words


On edgy Christianity

In North America, Christianity is not cool.

It’s not exactly uncool either, but it’s closer to that end of the spectrum.

Around these parts, Christianity is just plain normal. 848 more words


Calvinist Opposes Man Choosing to be Saved

In Four Views: Divine Providence, Calvinist Paul Helseth objects to Free Will because that would make man the initiator of salvation. From the book: 97 more words