Category Archives: Calvinism

Spiritual Intimacy – Predestination’s Preordained Problem

Tom and Ashley are on a date and walking down the street. Tom, feeling romantically and sexually attracted, timidly reaches out to hold Ashley’s hand and feels a thrill as their hands touch. Ashley does nothing, but six months later … Continue reading

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Predestination is only a matter of perspective

When reading the Bible, I would rather take everything at face value.  But this is the immature, lazy way out.  Reading Scripture literally requires no adult-level thinking.  Instead, for me this means reading and studying the Bible with a “special … Continue reading

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Predestination and Free Will

An episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation captured the tension between two key theological concepts: predestination and free will.  In “The Perfect Mate” (aired April 27, 1992), Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the starship Enterprise must transport Kamala (Famke … Continue reading

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