Tag Archives: John Calvin

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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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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John Piper and Unconditional Election

“Now then, without any extenuation on the one hand, or exaggeration on the other, let us look upon this doctrine, call it what you please, naked and in its native colour. Before the foundations of the world were laid, God … 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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