Wednesday, May 31, 2006

AntiCalvinist Links Strangely Disappear

May 31, 2006 - We just noticed it so we cannot confirm an actual time or reason but the infamous Caner Sermon on Calvinism preached at Thomas Road Baptist Church on April 9 cannot be accessed online. It seems to have disappeared. Anybody have more info?

Also - has really disappeared? A thorn in the side of SBC Calvinists for almost a decade apparently has mysteriously disappeared also from the web. While we would not discourage any Baptist from having an opinion on any subject we would like to know who really was behind Baptistfire.

And we could not help wonder is the disappearance of both these links in any way connected?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Another Professor Airs Bias

May 26, 2006
In an opinion piece in the Baptist Standard, Roger Olson, professor of theology at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary lets loose another example of Anti-Calvinist bias toward Southern Baptist Calvinists.

His most startling misconception? Here it is - brace yourselves. "Calvinism is belief in divine determinism; God is the all-determining reality who sovereignly plans and controls all events, including the free choices of humans."

In other words Dr. Olson believes that Calvinistic theology makes God the author of sin originally and for all time. Read the article for yourself here. It's not as bad as some but makes one wonder if the future for graduates of Baylor's seminary includes a predisposition toward Open Theism?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Ronnie Floyd To Be Nominated for SBC President

May 7, 2006
In an unexpected move, Dr. Johnny Hunt announced this week that he plans to nominate Dr. Ronnie Floyd of Arkansas as a candidate for the SBC presidency. Read the press release here. It is unknown at this time by the SBC Calvinist what position Dr. Floyd takes on Calvinism in the SBC.