I’ve been pondering the term “first world problems” a lot lately, mostly because so many people banter about it on Facebook and Twitter. When they do, they are usually trying to make some point about how your problems aren’t really very serious compared to those who are starving and suffering all over the world. When … [Read more…]
I just read an excellent article about the need for the church to make disciples above all else. I could not agree more, so I have a question, “are you a disciple?” Or are you merely a follower? First, what is a disciple? The dictionary defines disciple as: a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another.
The debate has raged for centuries. People have been persecuted, otracized, and even killed for taking one side or the other. To start, here is a brief overview of the two theological points of view. This is an excerpt from an article by Mary Fairchild for About.com. She outlines it well. Calvinism & Arminianism Compared