The Calvinistic Adventures of Doug

Josh Lowery, A friend of mine from Facebook has created a series of videos exploring the idiosyncraties of Calvinism. This series is titled “The Damned”, and it provides a pretty good synopsis of some of the biggest problems in Calvinism.

Doug’s first taste of Calvinism

Doug’s Theological Trap

It’s the Glory, Stupid!

Force feeding

Theologizing le Babel


7 responses to “The Calvinistic Adventures of Doug

  1. Wow, I could only stand one of those. How sad. That must have taken a lot of time to create those extended-play straw men (nobody light a match!). How mischaracterizing your opponents view advances the dialog is beyond me. I have gone to Arminian churches my whole life but have shifted to 60/40 reformed. I have seen over and over that otherwise theological sound Arminians get downright silly and petty when debating Calvinists. That doesn't make the Calvinists right, of course, but it is very interesting to me.

    I love a good, charitable, debate about Christian issues, whether they are in-house or not. But every time I'd hear an Arminian / Calvinist debate I'd walk away thinking that they should have picked a better debater for the Arminian side. After all, if you are a skilled debater you can often be on the wrong side of the issue and yet still win. But after a while I realized maybe that was the best Arminians could do.

    Too many people whom I otherwise admire confuse great philosophy with great theology.

  2. Just came across this today. Like Neil, I could only stand the first bit, and barely so. Those are definite straw men, as Neil mentioned, which mis-characterize what we 'Calvinists' believe. I would much rather dialogue about the issue, despite sharp differences. These videos certainly do nothing to advance true unity and fellowship within the Body of Christ. I hope you'll at least consider presenting factual positions in future posts.

  3. Why so snippy, Wes? The thoughts and subsequent actions required to type out and send the above post were entirely my own. Didn't happen apart from God's ordaining it. Of which disagreement do you speak? How am I arguing with God, so to speak? There is no disagreement between divine sovereignty and human responsibility here.

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