Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Everything Old is New Again
Just in TIME for the opening of Calvin's Coffee House at the FSU Presbyterian University Center, TIME magazine declares Calvinism one of the Next Big Things (technically # 3 on the list of the Next Big Things). One of the most understated lines in the article by David Van Biema is "Calvinist-descended liberal bodies like the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) discovered other emphases." Among the people highlighted in the article, John Piper and Alfred Mohler are Baptists, Marc Driscoll pastors an independent "New Calvinist" church (Mars Hill in Seattle), and Collin Hansen was raised as a Methodist and now is in preparation for ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The irony of this is something for those of us who care about the future of the PCUSA to ponder.