Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New vs. Old Calvinism

per The Resurgence:

According to Time Magazine 'New Calvinism' is the third biggest idea that is changing the world right now.

Here are some thoughts on new versus old Calvinism.

Four Ways 'New Calvinism' is So Powerful

1. Old Calvinism was fundamental or liberal and separated from or syncretized with culture. New Calvinism is missional and seeks to create and redeem culture.

2. Old Calvinism fled from the cities. New Calvinism is flooding into cities.

3. Old Calvinism was cessationistic and fearful of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. New Calvinism is continuationist and joyful in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

4. Old Calvinism was fearful and suspicious of other Christians and burned bridges. New Calvinism loves all Christians and builds bridges between them.

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