18 Apr '16, 12pm

Rachel Held Evans:Why Calvinism Makes Me Cry

This is not a post about Calvinism. Not really. It’s not about TULIP or John Piper or predestination or the Reformation. It’s not about why I think Calvinism is a theological system based on logical inferences rather than the clear, consistent teachings of Scripture. It’s not about all of my nasty run-ins with hyper-Calvinists who have called me a “cotton-candy Christian” and an “enemy of the Church” for not subscribing to their theology. It’s not about John Calvin or the persecution of the Anabaptist or those “Jonathan Edwards is My Homeboy” T-shirts. This is not a post about Calvinism. It’s a post about fear. It’s a post about how our loudest protests and most passionate tirades tend to reflect our insecurities rather than our convictions. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot recently, as I’ve been talking with loved ones about how to move past some of my “issues” (read— a...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/calvinismmakesmecry#st_re...

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