Category Archives: Election

Rethinking Israel

The Theopolis Institute has been having a conversation surrounding the identity and future of Israel over on its website. Theopolis Conversations are designed to explore complex yet important issue from different perspectives with various positions in sharpening dialogue. I’ve just … Continue reading

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 11

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, I join Matt and Derek to continue our discussion of Augustine’s Confessions, exploring Book 11 of the work. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud and on this page on … Continue reading

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Video: How Can Peter Describe False Teachers as Having Been ‘Bought’ By Christ?

Today’s question: “Why does Peter say that the Lord “bought” false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1? How can Christ be said to have “purchased” or “bought” those who are unsaved?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them … Continue reading

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Election in John’s Gospel

Election is one of the issues that I continually return to. On my computer I have well over one hundred thousand words that I have written on the subject of election at some stage or other (from discussion lists, e-mails, … Continue reading

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Election, etc. — The Sovereignty of God

Calvinists often talk about the ‘sovereignty of God’. Within this post I want to raise some questions about this concept as I often encounter it. When the Scriptures speak about the sovereignty of God, I believe that they are almost … Continue reading

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Election, Etc. — Some Thoughts on Election Apart from Sin

One of the central claims of my position on election is that God’s purpose in election could have been achieved apart from the Fall. In saying this I depart from the classic Reformed positions on the subject, all of which … Continue reading

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Election, etc. — Seeing the Big Picture

In this first post directly addressing the subject, I will sketch the broad contours of my understanding of the doctrine of election. In later posts I will give more attention to the details. More than we are often willing to … Continue reading

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Introduction to Posts on Election and Related Issues

The subject of election is one that I have regularly revisited over my years of blogging. The responses to my posts on the subject have left me a little confused. Where there has been a response it has generally been … Continue reading

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