Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why Calvinism explains the world well

I have just been conversing with a person over what appeals to me about Calvinism – I guess for me it explains the world well and pictures God in a way that makes sense of Pauls and the gospel writer interpretation of the Incarnation, life, death and resurrection.

I think also I've found it really helpful in ministry, the assurance that God is sovereign and therefore somehow in control of the mess helps me,

Pastorally – "shit happens"

Missiologically - "shit happens, but here is shovels to clean up even though I know that shit will still happen"

Discipleship – "shit happens – please learn to use a toilet"

I should make this a footer for my emails… a new image of youth ministry – potty training.

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