Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside
“An absolute must-read for every YRRand older Calvinists too! With wit, compassion, and candor, Greg Dutcher exposes how sin taints our theological convictions and undermines our witness. But he doesn’t leave us there; through biblical and historical examples he shows us Calvinism done right to the glory of God.”See All
author and speaker
“Many Calvinists will find reading this book to be a painful experience. But medicine is like that. The good news is that a healthy dose of Dutcher’s wisdom will go a long way in bringing spiritual health to the young, restless, and reformed.”See All
Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City
“This book blew me away! Greg Dutcher skillfully diagnosed how I kill the very truth I love by my hypocrisy, pride, anger, and judgmental attitude. This book will serve a young generation of Calvinists. But the older generation had better heed it, too. There’s medicine here for all our hearts, and taking this medicine will make us more joyful and more humble when making our glorious God known.”See All
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman; Council Member, The Gospel Coalition; author
“Brilliant corrective work and I couldn’t be more glad he wrote it.”See All
The Village Church
“When this kind of critique and warning come from within a movement, it is a sign of health.”See All
Something wonderful is happening in Western Evangelicalism. A resurgence of Calvinism is changing lives, transforming churches, and spreading the gospel. The books are great, the sermons are life-changing, the music is inspirational, and the conferences are astonishing. Will this continue or will we, who are part of it all, end up destroying it?
That depends on how we live the message.
As "insiders" of the Calvinist resurgence, there are at least eight ways we can mess everything up:
- By loving calvinism as an end in itself
- By becoming theologians instead of disciples
- By loving God's sovereignty more than God himself
- By losing an urgency in evangelism
- By refusing to learn from non-Calvinists
- By tidying up the Bible's "loose ends"
- By being a bunch of arrogant know-it-alls
- By scoffing at the emotional hang-ups others have with Calvinism