Friday, 4 December 2009

Calvin, Barth, Torrance... eeccchhh!

I can't make sense of this. What is this dude talking about?

Jeff McSwain, founder of Reality Ministries in Durham, NC, talks with Mike Feazell about the difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, and the reformulated Reformed view of Karl Barth.

Inside the self authenticating bubble that constitutes the fictive universe of Reformed thought, I guess it must appear as non-nonsense, but, praise the Lord, most Christians beyond the gray walls of Geneva (Babylon the Grating) have been spared that travail. Ironically, the fellow doing the talking is in charge of something called Reality Ministries. Obviously an alternate reality, maybe somewhere close to Kolob, the Mormon home world, or orbiting close by with Xenu in one of L. Ron Hubbard's space ships.

Honestly, you could do a Seinfeld routine with a transcript of this thing. Forget the Mormons and Scientologists, it's those crazy Reformed folk we should all be worrying about.

(The picture above is an artist's impression of Xenu I think, but I suppose it could be either Barth or Calvin - or maybe even Torrance at a pinch...)


  1. Actually made a lot of sense to me. Maybe you have to be a student of church history like me but I thought it was pretty clear.

    And actually, his organization, Reality Ministries is pretty great. They spend a lot of their time and money serving the handicapped, poor and neglected in their community. Pretty awesome stuff they are doing.

  2. Makes just about as much sense as Ted Johnston's regular pleadings with the church membership to "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease will you be trinitarians now?! The cult-watch groups are starting to question our lack of financial accountability! Just say you believe in trinitarianism (just repeat what I say even if you don't understand or believe it), pleeeeeeeease so my boss won't lose his paycheck (and I won't lose mine)!"