From the article:
Calvinism…was overtaken in the U.S. by movements like Methodism that were more impressed with human will. Calvinist-descended liberal bodies like the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) discovered other emphases, while Evangelicalism’s loss of appetite for rigid doctrine — and the triumph of that friendly, fuzzy Jesus — seemed to relegate hard-core Reformed preaching (Reformed operates as a loose synonym for Calvinist) to a few crotchety Southern churches.
No more. Neo-Calvinist ministers and authors don’t operate quite on a Rick Warren scale. But, notes Ted Olsen, a managing editor at Christianity Today, “everyone knows where the energy and the passion are in the Evangelical world” — with the pioneering new-Calvinist John Piper of Minneapolis, Seattle’s pugnacious Mark Driscoll and Albert Mohler, head of the Southern Seminary of the huge Southern Baptist Convention. The Calvinist-flavored ESV Study Bible sold out its first printing, and Reformed blogs like Between Two Worlds are among cyber-Christendom’s hottest links.
This news has been spreading around the blogosphere like wildfire, and almost universally, the reaction has been, “What the–?!”
Maybe Christians aren’t so fond of a lack of theological certainty as many would think?
Dr. Bruce Ware and Michael Haykin are teaching at the Sola Scriptura Conference, The Risen and Ascended King, March 27-28, at Sovereign Grace Community Church in Sarnia, Ontario. There’s still time to register if you are in the area.
Read the transcript or watch the full sermon at DesiringGod.org