As stated before, Mr. Brown says that his primary objective in writing his short book was for the purpose of clearing up misunderstandings concerning what Calvinists believe. In the process of doing this he has also engaged in trying to demonize the opposing system of belief: Arminianism. I say demonize because Brown, like so many … Continue reading The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 4: A Litany of Inaccuracies and Misrepresentations
The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism
The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 3: Who’s Really Holding the Daisy?
We will now begin to explore chapter 2 in Craig Brown's book which he titles The Tulip and the Daisy. In this chapter we will be treated to many mischaracterizations of Arminian theology in order to paint it as unbiblical heresy while holding up Calvinism as pure gospel truth. Mr. Brown states his goals for the … Continue reading The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 3: Who’s Really Holding the Daisy?
The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 2
Augustine: The Greatest Theologian? I have decided to take my time with this book as there is so much that Mr. Brown gets wrong in my opinion. Much of this series will interact only briefly with the content of the book and use certain comments as springboards for interaction and reflection. One thing I just … Continue reading The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 2
The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 1
I will break down the critique of Craig Brown's book, The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism, into several parts. There is very little exegesis in the book. There are, however, long lists of Scriptures at the end of several chapters that the reader is called on to "ponder" and "consider" in light of some Calvinist doctrine that … Continue reading The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 1