Here’s just a few items of interest I’ve run across.
While John Walton was here last week he visited Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Mike Wittmer offers his reflections on Walton’s views. As always Mike has some interesting insights.
The new Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby was installed. This was an important event for the 80 million Anglicans around the globe.
Roger Olson asks “What’s Wrong with Calvinism?” (Long post.) He says, “Let me repeat. The most basic issue is not providence or predestination or the sovereignty of God. The most basic issue is God’s character.” Dr. Olson has never pulled any punches in his critique of Calvinism. Conisder this: “If strong, five-point Calvinism is true, then God is monstrous and barely distinguishable from the devil. The only difference in character is that the devil wants everyone to go to hell and God only wants some, many, to go to hell.”
Kevin DeYoung notes “What You Can’t Sing Without Penal Substitution.”
And finally, Pope Francis met with Pope emeritus Benedict.