03 June 2008

Charismatic Calvinist

Though I don't want to go where he goes epistemologically and philosophically in many ways (such as in this award-winning book), I was grateful for this brief article by Calvin College prof James K. A. Smith in CT. It's one example of the kind of thing I mean by 'strawberry-rhubarb theology.' He opens:

It can be a little intimidating in a Reformed context to admit that one is Pentecostal. It's a bit like being at the ballet and letting it slip that you're partial to NASCAR and country music. Both claims tend to clear a room. And yet I happily define myself as a Reformed charismatic, a Pentecostal Calvinist.

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