April 2018

Holiness Concentrations

While holiness has been God’s plan from the time of Moses (Leviticus 19:2, among many other passages), holiness denominations are relative newcomers in the world. Even so, there are at least eighteen nations with at least 100 thousand holiness adherents across the world.

Arminianism, Calvinism, and Their Influence Upon John Wesley

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Jacob Arminius (1559 – 1609) was a Dutch pastor and scholar who spent most of his career as a pastor in Amsterdam. He served as professor of theology at the University of Leiden for about 6 years before dying of tuberculosis in 1609.  His pastoral spirit and sensibilities cannot be overestimated and were clearly present throughout the entirety of his career, including his theological writings.

Catholics and the Protestant Reformation

“Oh, really?” is a common reply I hear when I tell another Catholic that this October will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. They respond as if it’s something they are supposed to know, don’t, and aren’t sure whether to feel out of the loop or just curious about why I would even mention it. For many of us Catholics, the anniversary is not even on the radar.