Friday, April 17, 2009

Neo-Calvinism? I can live with this

Before finishing off my series "How Are We To Live?" (and because I've been too busy lately to complete it), I wanted to share some more encouraging articles from my friends at Vangaurd Church and The Vossed World.

Bob, over at Vanguard Church, has some more excellent material (as usual). In these posts, he uses recent articles by Time and Newsweek to help us see what is taking place within the resurgent Calvinism movement in Evangelical Christianity. The distinction he sees between the two main strands of this "new" Calvinsim ("Neo-Puritianism" and "Neo-Calvinsim") is not just interesting, but helpful in understanding our Biblical roles as "culture-makers" (a term I borrow from the excellent book by Andy Crouch, "Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling") and the inherent dignity that still resides within God's created order, including Man, that should direct our thinking about how we're to engage the world in this life.

Once you check this out (and the related posts), stay there and search for these terms in the "search box": shalom, creation and redemption (to name just a few). You'll be blessed with some wonderful material that has been a great encouragement to me and very helpful in my ever-progressing walk with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Some more excellent posts can be found over at The Vossed World. As I've said before, Chad has a high grasp of Vos' thought and understands the progress of Redemptive History. His post on "Christ, the new Torah" is excellent! Also check out this short post reminding us that Christ is our Covenant.

I've been blessed by both of these sites in sometimes different ways and they remain high on my list of must-reads!

...conclusion coming soon!


thekingpin68 said...
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thekingpin68 said...

Oops with that first comment, eh!

For me, I prefer the term Reformed over Calvinist...It gives me more flexibility.;)

God is not omnipotent because he cannot ride a bicycle, or type a blog article?

Great Googly Moogly! said...

Yes, me too. And I agree that the "flexibility" is nice, as long as a person is willing to spend enough time with me to understand my particular nuance of "Reformed" theology.

Hopefully I'll be at a computer with speakers in a day or two to listen to your latest. Your title is very..., intriguing (to say the least). :-)

thekingpin68 said...

Yes, I am an audio 'supastaw', plus Mahavishnu boots bottom in comments.

Great Googly Moogly! said...

Thanks Russ,

I enjoy "listening" to you as well as reading your stuff. Maybe you should begin a podcast?

thekingpin68 said...

Thanks, GGM.

Much appreciated. I will try and do some more audio presentations, even if short clips sometimes.