Arminian Theologian Roger Olson chimes in on the NeoReformed. Olson states that “It’s time for evangelicalism’s leaders to stand up and say no–not to Calvinism but to those evangelical Calvinists who are causing trouble in the evangelical camp by blatantly misrepresenting other evangelicals’ beliefs and by implying, if not asserting, that their theology is the only authentic evangelical theology.”
The 2009 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches reports that attendance is down for the majority of American denominations. While the liberal mainline churches have been declining for years, several more conservative denominations have recently joined the club, including the Southern Baptists and the Missouri Lutherans. Catholics have seen a decline, partially offset by immigration. Orthodox groups bucking the trend include: The Assemblies of God and The Church of God (Cleveland).
James Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family, however, he intends to keep a prominent role at the organization. Dobson is 72 years old.
Senator Brownback questions if Pelosi and Kennedy are real Catholics, due to their promotion of abortion.
“Lutherans adore Martin Luther. Methodist hearts are strangely warmed by John Wesley. Anglicans even have a sardonic fondness for Henry VIII. But Presbyterians are uncertain about John Calvin and his legacy,” writes Joseph D. Small, director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Theology Worship and Education.
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