Calvinism: Idea that is changing our world?

Time magazine has just labeled Calvinism as one of the top ten ideas that is changing the context of our world.  I too have noticed that so many ministers are going back to this doctrine that was embraced by so many of the early reformers like John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine and more recent leaders such as Al Moehler, John Piper. Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler and Francis Schaeffer.

Thought it was interesting that Time picked up on this shift happening in Christendom.  Check it out!!
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1884779_1884782_1884760,00.html?imw=Y

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One thought on “Calvinism: Idea that is changing our world?

  1. Like your blog Darrell. One thing of clarification: if by Calvinism you mean predestination, then you could lump Augustine (Patristic, not a reformer), and Aquinas (Scholastic, not a reformer) into holding the doctrine of predestination, though they are neither reformers or Calvinist.

    The same would also be true that Luther was not a Calvinist either, but was an Augustinian monk.

    Also, neither Spurgeon or Edwards were reformers, but they were most defiantly Calvinists.

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