Why I Am Not a Calvinist, pt 2: Double Predestination and God’s Love

Previously, I discussed my reading of Romans 8.29-30, which I read as separating God's foreknowledge from his sovereign choice (predestination) to preserve those who will respond to him in faith. As I read it, this rules out double predestination, which is the idea that God chooses, predestines, renders certain BOTH the individuals who are the … Continue reading Why I Am Not a Calvinist, pt 2: Double Predestination and God’s Love

The Holy Spirit pt 3; Daniel’s Observations

There was some discussion on Facebook regarding the original post in this series. Daniel Bartholomew offered several perceptive comments about how the Spirit acts. Biblically speaking, God's power is often manifested in deeply, deeply flawed individuals. Think David. Lot, called "righteous". Noah. Even Saul displayed the work of the Spirit. There does seem, Biblically speaking, … Continue reading The Holy Spirit pt 3; Daniel’s Observations

Euodia, Syntyche, and Paul’s View of Women in Leadership

Tucked away in Philippians 4 we find Paul entreating two women in the Philippian church to set aside their differences. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. And I ask you also, true yokefellow [PLS "yokefellow" or "coworker" is how Paul addresses the person tasked with reading this letter aloud … Continue reading Euodia, Syntyche, and Paul’s View of Women in Leadership