Today's rank-and-file Calvinists are more in the mold of Pink, Boettner, and J.I. Packer than they are like Spurgeon or Whitefield. In other words, modern Calvinism is producing mostly students and polemicists, not evangelists and preachers. That's because Internet Calvinism is simply too academic and theoretical and not concerned enough with doing, as opposed to hearing, the Word (James 1:22). To a large degree, I think that's what the medium itself encourages.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Phil Johnson on Quick and Dirty Calvinism
Phillip Johnson of Grace Community Church has started blogging with a bang. His first post,Quick-and-Dirty Calvinism, identifies some of the major differences between Internet and historic Calvinism. Among them: