Billy Birch over at The Arminian has put together a nice post that compares and contrasts Wesleyan Arminianism with Reformed (or Classical) Arminianism. You can find it here: Demarcating Wesleyan-Arminianism and Reformed Arminianism.
I did a somewhat similar post a while back, available here: A Comparison of Wesleyanism and Classical Arminianism.
Today marks 400 years since the death of Jacob Arminius. It seems an appropriate day to recognize him because it means that he has been in heaven with the Lord for 400 years!
Here are a some sites that are recognizing the day:
SEA and Classical Arminianism: ARMINIUS 400: The Legacy of Jacob Arminius
Arminian Today: The 400th Anniversary of Arminius’ death
de Remonstranten: Arminius, Arminianism, and Europe. An International Conference
Brennon’s Thoughts: In Memory of Jacob Arminius
The Scriptorium: Arminius the Calvinist
Arminian Chronicles: Arminius’ Impact on Calvinism
Reformed Blogs giving props (Hats off to our Reformed brothers!)
Pilgrim People: How Reformed must a Reformed minister be?
Reformed Insights: Calvinists and This Month of October: Some Opportunities
Know of any other sites recognizing the day? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it!
Well, today is the big 5-0-0 for Mr. John Calvin. Although he isn’t my favorite theologian, he deserves special recognition in honor of his big day. So I humbly offer six ways that Calvin is better than Arminius.
Better Name. Calvin is a great sounding name. It’s stylish enough to have its own clothing line. Arminius does not role off the tongue, and is too easily confused with a small Asian country.
Sure of Himself. Calvin knew he was right, and never changed his views. Arminius changed his theology over the years. Pretty wishy washy if you ask me.
Better Chess Player. Calvin would smoke Arminius in a game of chess. He would plan his game from beginning to end and execute it to perfection. Arminius would no doubt waste his time worrying about the pawns.
The Beard. Calvin has the way cool Z.Z. Top beard thing going. Arminius’ beard is respectable, but nothing to phone home about. As a side note: Z.Z. Top would be executed if they ever showed up in Calvin’s Geneva. And rightfully so.
Political Power. Calvin ran his own city-state with an iron fist. Arminius could hardly hold down a job at Leiden.
No Weenie Frill Collar. Calvin has a stylish fur collar. Arminius deserves a butt kicking for his collar. Enough said.
Happy Birthday John Calvin!