Homeschooled but free?

I was in channel tonight and in the chats I learned something interesting. At Patrick Henry College two of the required reading texts are Norman Geisler’s Chosen But Free and Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. That’s quite the combination.

Geisler’s book is a biased book written in opposition to Calvinism and even misrepresents the theology. He calls plain ole Calvinism “extreme Calvinism” and his version “moderate Calvinism”. While Grudem is a Calvinist and his book is actually a text book on systematic theology.

I don’t really see how these two books go together. It would seem that since Geisler’s book is set-up to argue for certain positions that the school is possibly promoting these positions. I don’t really know though one of the guys in channel said that the president of Patrick Henry College certain didn’t seem reformed when he heard him speak. For class, a better idea would be to read Chosen But Free and The Potter’s Freedom and discuss these two books.

Free to blog what’s ordained.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lycaphim August 22, 2005 at 1:37 am

Geisler & Grudem? That is indeed an odd combination!

2 JIBBS August 22, 2005 at 8:11 pm

I blog freely! How dare you say my words have been ordained!


3 johnMark August 22, 2005 at 9:31 pm

Jibbs? Is that you, Arthur the Moth?

4 JIBBS August 24, 2005 at 1:32 am

I wish now I would have seen that series…..


5 anoninva September 27, 2005 at 3:40 am

the president of Patrick Henry College was for a time my interim pastor. He used to say he was either a 3 or 4 point Calvinist, I think. But I don’t know for sure exactly which of the points he agreed with except for assurance of salvation.

6 polymathis December 8, 2006 at 11:11 am

Anoninva, could you please elucidate upon your comment? I am researching Farris’ theological views but can find nothing. Any details or references or quotes would be appreciated.
Just post on my blog.

thank you


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