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Led up the garden path by Timothy Keller

Recently I saw a book called Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller. I readily admit I didn’t read the whole book but, knowing Keller’s penchant for Calvinism, I couldn’t help but read the chapter called The … Continue reading

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To tu quoque or not to tu quoque?

Or I might equally call this: Why pinching an Alvin Plantinga argument to one problem and applying it to another isn’t really good enough! Those of you who follow the exchange between Arminians and Calvinists will no doubt be aware … Continue reading

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The gobbledygook of John Piper’s Calvinism

In today’s podcast John Piper has responded to the important question: ‘If our will is not free, are we accountable?’ The podcast can be found here (Episode 308). Piper first suggests that what makes us responsible for our actions is that all … 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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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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The Calvinist – A harmless parody

If you have not seen the original video then watch it first: This is a parody and is done in brotherly love not out of spite (although it requires a sense of humour) and it’s not a proper theological critique … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Calvinism?

I am sometimes asked why I am not a Calvinist. I thought about writing my own blog on this issue but two factors made it seem unnecessary to do so. One is because I have previously given some reasons why … Continue reading

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Coherent Calvinism? A response to Mike Ovey

This is a response to the lecture Mike Ovey gave at the THINK Conference in 2012. He spoke on more than one occasion on that day so I will limit myself just to Session 2 which had the title ‘Is … Continue reading

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