“New Calvinism,” New York Times & John Wesley the Reader

by (@markdtooley) January 4, 2014

The New York Times yesterday had this revealing article about the popularity of the “New Calvinism.” It’s notable that The Times gives attention to it, but it’s not a new movement. Successful Calvinist preachers and thinkers like John Piper, Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, Mark Driscoll and Tim Keller have been disproportionately influential within American Christianity […]

Slap an Arian Day, or the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

by (@bjgingerich) December 6, 2013

Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer master, he was known for his compassion for children and his sacrificial generosity. According to one story, he saved three daughters […]

Contra Mundum Redux

by (@markdtooley) April 26, 2011

The following article originally appeared on the Touchstone Magazine website and was reposted with permission. I am a United Methodist, but one of my greatest heroes in Christian history comes from the ancient church of Egypt. Athanasius lived 1,300 years before the founding of Methodism, but he was well known to Methodism’s founder. When the […]