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by Kellen Criswell - 6 years ago

For the Card-carrying New Calvinist

Recently I came across an episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast series from Desiring God on the topic of New Calvinism. As a fan of John Piper and student of Calvinism and soteriology, I tuned into see what Piper had to say. As I listened I was disappointed and somewhat confused. I want to share some o...

by Kellen Criswell - 6 years ago

Good Friday: A Good Day for Bad People

Jesus was bludgeoned. He was betrayed, spit on, lied about and nailed to a piece of wood we call the cross. From the physical pain, emotional pain, loss of blood and breath, Jesus died hanging on the cross like a piece of lifeless meat. And today, on Good Friday, Christians are celebrating this all over the world! We are celebrating the fact that the founder of our faith, the One we call Savior, underwent the most...

by Kellen Criswell - 6 years ago

Soteriology in the Middle Part 2

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Last time in this series, we looked at the topic of Regeneration (becoming born-again). In this post on soteriology, I wanted to think about the atonement with you. Along with the resurgence of Calvinism, and the dawning of what some call Neo-Calvinism in recen...