In this article I have a conversation with Guillaume Bignon about Calvinism and the concept of God’s love. Bignon is a French analytical philosopher (yes, there are such things!) and an executive committee member of Association Axiome, a society of French-speaking Christian scholars. He also works in New York in the financial industry. Perhaps most importantly for this […]
Calvinism preaches a God of love, and yet…
The central objection to Calvinism has always been, and will always be, that God’s decision to elect some people to salvation whilst leaving (or electing) others to damnation is inconsistent with the notion of divine love. But Calvinists are not without their rebuttals. One common rejoinder is to argue that our understanding of love is imperfect. It […]
When is chocolate not chocolate, and when is love not love?
Bridezilla was very clear. She asked for a wedding cake made with chocolate and strawberries. The strawberries she got. But the chocolate? Well it seems Bridezilla was not clear enough, for the chef made it with white chocolate. Not an ounce of cacao to be seen (let alone tasted). “That,” snarled Bridezilla, “is not chocolate. […]
Why God might save a Chinese over a German
PM raises a good question to my charge that election, and God’s love with it, is arbitrary within Calvinist theology. He asks: How do you derive [A] God’s selection of any arbitrarily chosen member of the set of elect, x, is an arbitrary choice having no reason at all. From this:  God’s reason for […]