Life as I know it… plus commentary

Calvinfest 2009

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If you really want to follow the development of conservative Christianity, track its musical hits. In the early 1900s you might have heard “The Old Rugged Cross,” a celebration of the atonement. By the 1980s you could have shared the Jesus-is-my-buddy intimacy of “Shine, Jesus, Shine.” And today, more and more top songs feature a God who is very big, while we are…well, hark the David Crowder Band: “I am full of earth/ You are heaven’s worth/ I am stained with dirt/ Prone to depravity.”

So says the “new” Calvinism.  I prefer to be fearfully and wonderfully made.


Written by arnold

March 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Religion

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  1. There’s just something about a systematically rigid, utterly self-deprecatory worldview that riles up the kiddos these days. (And this from a Presbyterian.)

    the kyle

    March 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm

  2. Does Time Magazine ever learn?


    March 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm

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