Category Archives: Arminian Theology

A reply to Philochristos regarding theistic determinism

“Even though we stress ever so strongly that God’s authority is finally at issue, the idea of a rigid causality arises. But this may not be. We are dealing with God’s address to people. But people as such cannot be … Continue reading

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When Calvinists patronize

It was just a few days ago I posted a response to the new John Piper video promoting his book ‘Five Points’. Part of that video was a complaint about how Calvinists get stereotyped and how Piper feels this is … Continue reading

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Why Calvinist videos leave me cold

First there was ‘The Calvinist’. If you’ve not seen that video or my parody of it you can find them both here. The latest video is a book teaser for Piper’s newest book ‘Five Points’. You can find the video at … Continue reading

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If you’re British and Arminian… DUCK!!

I will pass over White’s introduction where he pleads for a debate with William Lane Craig, promotes himself as (probably!) the most prominent Calvinist debater of modern times, insults British television broadcasting, demonstrates his misunderstanding of the situation regarding secularism … Continue reading

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The Arminian Confession of 1621 – Preface

If you’re not a professional historical theologian it’s more than likely that you’re going to get some strange looks if, when people ask you what you’re reading, you tell them you are reading a theological confession written in the 17th … Continue reading

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The Arminian Confession of 1621 – Introduction

I have just started reading ‘The Arminian Confession of 1621’ and intend to do few posts about this confession as I make my way through it. In this first blog I would like to quote extensively from the Introduction. This … Continue reading

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‘A Manual for Creating Atheists’ Part 1

Obviously I am not writing a manual for creating atheists myself but I wish to write a few brief blogs responding to an American atheist called Peter Boghossian. No offense to Boghossian but I had not heard of him until … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig vs Paul Helm (Molinism vs Calvinism) – A brief commentary

This debate was aired yesterday on the show called ‘Unbelievable’ on the British Christian radio station ‘Premier Radio’. Here is the internet home page of the show but you can also subscribe to the show on itunes. This is not an … Continue reading

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A story of four lifeguards…

It was the Scottish philosopher David Hume who famously complained about the weaknesses of arguments based on analogies. Even though I’m English, I have to confess I think he has a point. Let us be clear though. Using an analogy … Continue reading

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Why does John Piper misrepresent evangelical Arminianism?

As I begin writing this I realize I’m not actually going to attempt to answer my question. I think the question would be better answered by John Piper himself. What I am going to contend is that John Piper misrepresents … Continue reading

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