Monday, October 09, 2006

Calvinism considered by evangelical Methodist seminarian

Here's a good discussion of the ressurgence of 5-point Calvinism from the point of view of an evangelical Methodist-Arminian's perspective.


Anonymous said...


The lay church is hungry for doctrine. I am mildly amused to hear that their may be 5 point Calvinists running around at Perkins School of Theology. That is somewhat more comforting to me that teaching about Sophia / Christa, open theism, universalism, etc.
I look forward to your preaching more doctrinal Wesleyan sermons at your church. I would be greatly interested in your views of the charismatic movement in the UMC and if you preach on the doctrine of Christian Perfection.

I think it would be cool for a bunch of the evangelical UMC pastors to blog on the Standard Sermons.

I am greatly impressed by Wesley, Clarke, Asbury, Outler, and Oden. I learn much about old school Wesleyan thought from the Fundamental Wesleyans, the Weslyan Church, and the Church of the Nazarene.
Let me know your thoughts on this matter.

John Flores
Frisco, Texas

Jason Woolever said...

I think the charismatic movement is good, as long as it stays within biblical guidelines for worship. Being empowered by the Holy Spirit is always good. A bunch of people speaking in tongues at the same time is worship with no interpreter is not good.

I have never preached a sermon on Christian Perfection by name. I talk about the process of becoming more and more and more like Christ all the time.

I would like to preach more doctrinal sermons on Wesley's standard sermons in the future, but I don't have any concrete plans to do so at this time.