Arminius and Wesley on Enjoying and Desiring God

Here are two quotes I came across this past week: James Arminius In his "Disputation III on Blessedness, The End of Theology", in Works of James Arminius, Volume 2, Arminius writes (HT: William Birch) (bold mine): The end of theology is the blessedness of man [...] It consists in fruition, the object of which is a perfect, chief, and…Read more Arminius and Wesley on Enjoying and Desiring God

“If Christ died for all,” Paul says, “then ALL DIED!”: Dr Greg Boyd on evangelism

Here is a good sermon on evangelism by Dr Greg Boyd. Enjoy! When Dr Boyd discusses his motivation for evangelism, it reminds me of a quote from DL Moody I once heard: “A great many people say I don’t preach on the terrors of religion. I don’t want to — don’t want to scare men…Read more “If Christ died for all,” Paul says, “then ALL DIED!”: Dr Greg Boyd on evangelism

Michael F Bird, “Evangelicals and Health Care”

Dr Michael Bird, an Australian theologian, recently updated and shared his post originally written a few years ago, "Evangelicals and Heath Care".  It is well worth a read. He begins, "I have to confess to always being perplexed not only by American opposition to universal healthcare, but to opposition to universal healthcare by evangelicals on…Read more Michael F Bird, “Evangelicals and Health Care”

Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd Explain the Corporate View of Election

In the video Q&A below, Drs Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd (Woodland Hills Church) answer the question, “Can you speak to scripture that implies some are chosen to be saved and some are not chosen?” with a helpful explanation of the corporate view.  Another author/professor, Dr Matthew Bates, recently said in an interview with Dr…Read more Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd Explain the Corporate View of Election

Does an Arminian understanding of grace lead to a more missional worldview?

“What I've learned: a church's dominant soteriology indelibly shapes its culture (the way people think about and do) for mission.”                                     -Dr David Fitch In his “Framework for Missional Christianity” series, influential missiologist Alan Hirsch writes (bold mine): One of the most basic assumptions of the incarnational missionary is to assume God is already involved in every…Read more Does an Arminian understanding of grace lead to a more missional worldview?