Church Membership and Excommunication

BlackCalvinist/ November 6, 2011/ Featured Articles

So this scan of an excommunication letter has been making its’ way around the internet for the past few days (literally – gone viral in 24-48 hours). What’s interesting is the responses I’ve read to it. Having been close to most of my pastors in my life, this letter isn’t a big shock to me – but apparently, even to

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John 15:8-16:4, Suffering and Falling Away

BlackCalvinist/ November 5, 2011/ Featured Articles/ 0 comments

A few weeks back while prepping to teach alongside Mike (Expositor) at Fourth Friday Fundamentals, this passage rocked me a bit (in a good way): 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world,

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A few blog thoughts…..

BlackCalvinist/ October 31, 2011/ Quick News/ 0 comments

I blogged a few days back on my personal blog about the current lack of time I’m dealing with and how it’s made me a bit disappointed in the amount of work I’ve NOT been able to put in on LDM and TCDC. On Saturday (the day before my birthday), Tim Challies blogged about his consistent blogging streak – 8

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Reformed Theology: Presented, Defined and Defended – Part I (Introduction)

BlackCalvinist/ July 19, 2011/ Featured Articles/ 2 comments

Over the years, the same questions on reformed theology keep coming up – including, but not limited to questions on the warning passages (which I’ve covered already in posts 121 and 135), a few historical questions (i.e. did John Calvin burn Servetus at the stake and use green wood to make it last longer, Jonathan Edwards was a slave owner

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So the summer’s here.

BlackCalvinist/ July 7, 2011/ Quick News/ 0 comments

As usual, during the summer, my writing tends to pick up….not so much this year. Lots of personal moves and things going on, so I’m not writing as much.  But I do have plans for TCDC.  I have a few more videos in the pipeline (most of them already recorded – just need to edit them). Other than that, time

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Still moving…..

BlackCalvinist/ January 3, 2011/ Reading (Books, Articles, Blogs), Video/ 0 comments

Happy New Year! Still moving things on the site.  Grad school and work have taken up a huge chunk of my time. In the meantime, most of my new posts will be located over at LDM – There’s currently a post up on relationships, dating and scripture. Carblogging Episode 3 is up.  Enjoy.

Okay, it’s official….site moving.

BlackCalvinist/ October 9, 2010/ Quick News/ 0 comments

Been busy since work started back up (as you can tell by the scarcity of posts). It’s been a good 10-year run with CrossSpot/OSM Networks. Love em’, but feature-wise, there’s not enough going on with them, so I’m going to move this site to my main server around November 2, 3 or 4th (whatever day election day is).   Yes,

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Clark Pinnock 1937-2010

BlackCalvinist/ August 18, 2010/ Quick News, Reading (Books, Articles, Blogs)/ 0 comments I’ve had a few random clashes over the past few years with Open Theists.  I pray that Clark Pinnock (who from many accounts was a really nice guy) was internally inconsistent with what he wrote and published. Justin Taylor’s biography of him over at B2W mentions the following: He then went on to teach at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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