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Umberto Eco likes Macs, dislikes Calvinists

January 19, 2011


Andrew Sullivan refers to a 1994 essay by Umberto Eco (“La bustina di Minerva”) from the Italian news weekly Espresso. In it, Eco presumes that the Mac is Catholic (specifically, Jesuit) because “It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach – if not the Kingdom […]

More New Calvinism

October 19, 2010


The Gospel Coalition has just published a video discussion between Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, and Kevin DeYoung regarding the New Calvinism movement. Kevin summarizes the movement well as a soteriological movement. All are positive and of special note is how each responds to whether or not New Calvinism will last (hint: not unless it takes […]

A New Calvinism timeline

August 21, 2010


This timeline was inspired by sitting down to read Collin Hansen’s, Young, Restless, and Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists.  In 2006, Collin wrote a similarly-title article for Christianity Today, but the book was published in 2007 and, in 2010, I finally sat down to read it.  Tsk. Selfishly enough, I wondered throughout […]

New Calvinism (again)

December 12, 2009


Professor J. Todd Billings (Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI) has written a helpful article on the New Calvinism movement for Christian Century Magazine. To my knowledge, it has been a while since we have seen New Calvinism addressed in the press. Check out Kevin DeYoung’s fine-tuning comments about the article.

What is TULIP?

December 10, 2009


In April of last year, R. Scott Clark wrote a very helpful (and short) article concerning the historical background of one of the most important documents in church history, the “Canons of Dordt”. This article is only recently available online. In response to five complaints about Reformed theology, members of the Synod of Dordt met […]