John Piper on When God Loves You Enough to Take Your Life. According to John is a Brain Tumor a Sign of God Disciplining Someone?

John Piper, the well known Neo-Calvinist theologian did an interview in which he spoke about how God can discipline someone with death. God after all gives people weakness, illness and even death. This theology once again shows how Neo-Calvinism makes the problem of evil, or pain and suffering worse.  Continue reading

David Schrock From Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, Virginia on When Calvinists Are Hated. A Response to a 9 Marks Article

David Schrock fro Occoquan Bible Church here in the Washington, D.C. area wrote an article at 9 Marks about Calvinist pastors and when they are hated. It is job advice for this looking to become a pastor who are reformed in their theology. David writes about the anti-Calvinism that exists and how it comes about. My response is that he doesn’t go deeper and address the root reasons why Neo-Calvinism is resented.  Continue reading

Jonathan Neef of Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas on the Process of Grief

Jonathan Neef from Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas writes a blog post about the process of grief. This post is just a reflection on what is said especially as I am dealing with grief due to the loss of my Mom and Dad almost back to back. One issue that Jonathan needs to cover is how spiritual abuse can affect grief and mourning.
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The Camp Fire in California, Paradise Evangelical Free and a Plea for Assistance

The worst fire in California history deeply devastates Paradise Evangelical Free in Paradise, California. While 150 individuals from the congregation survived the fast moving fire, nearly everyone lost their home. In this situation Paradise Evangelical Free is requesting help and the national EFCA is rising to the occasion. This blog deeply supports relief efforts and hopes that others who read this post can offer assistance to help Paradise Evangelical Free rise from the ashes of this disaster. Continue reading

A Neo-Calvinist Church, Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska Endures a Fire by Arson. If God Pre-Ordained this Fire is Heartland Sinning in Rebuilding?

On February 5, 2015 a fire broke out at Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska. The fire was found to be arson. This post looks at the incident and gives an overview of Zeke Pipher and this local EFCA church in Nebraska. I especially want to focus on the issue of the fire in the context of how Neo-Calvinists teach God’s sovereignty. After all can it be said that the church sinned against God when they rebuilt?  Continue reading