If you read my blog, and even more so if you know me in real life, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to be unusually defensive about doctrines I don’t agree with and people I think are wrong. My recent post on Catholicism makes a decent example.
Some might assume this is because I’m secretly leaning to my opponents’ ways or maybe I’m some kind of relativist who thinks everyone’s interpretations are equally valid. Neither of those ideas would be true. Instead, I simply am committed to clarity and charity.
To get what I mean, follow the link below to a blog post on Reformedish. He explains the same behavior in the author of a book I really want called Deviant Calvinism.
Why Argue For a Position You Don’t Hold? Clarifying Crisp’s Deviant Calvinism | Reformedish
Something that sometimes confuses people is what role tradition should play in our faith. Michael Patton has done an excellent job in this blog post of explaining the different views. I hold to sola Scriptura, but sometimes lean towards regula fidei.
Can Catholics be real Christians? This is a question that many evangelical Protestants ask at some point, and I think there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation out there. This linked article, while not exhaustive, is I think a good start to understanding this issue.
Many Christians are confused on how good works relate to salvation and the Christian life. In Protestantism, we affirm loudly that we are justified by faith alone, but then don’t often know how to treat good works from that point. Well, I will simply say for now that they are necessary, and Kevin DeYoung has a great post on why.
Did you ever notice that the New Testament basically never brings up the failings of the Old Testament saints? Neither did I until now.
God’s Commitment to Forgetfulness – Trevin Wax.
Why We Should Legalize Murder-for-Hire — The Gospel Coalition Blog
Finally, someone who wants me to be employed! In all seriousness, this is worth the read.