Time ran an article recently on the ten ideas changing the world right now. #3 was “the New Calvinism.”
Big thanks to my co-laborer Darrin Shaw of Christ Church on spotting the item.
But WHAT THE HECK? New Calvinism? Let’s be honest. Calvinism is a divisive label applied to people too stiff (or afraid) to pursue Jesus’ agenda for the world. Why do we HAVE to label this movement of trusting God’s sovereignty as Calvinism?
I know John Piper and Mark Driscoll take the title Calvinist with a certain amount of pride, but it isn’t Calvinism – it’s Bible. Why do we have to identify it with a person’s name?
Have you ever noticed that in general use, positions named after people are viewed negatively (McCarthyism anyone?). Why can’t we just say we believe God is sovereign?