The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes! (Thinking)

07 May

Yes, thinking can complicate one’s life! But for Jesus-followers, we are to use the minds God has given us. Some writer once said that the early Christians out thought the world!

We who have been in this thing called Christianity for a while need to read what I call “boiling books.” A boiling book is a book that gets you hopping mad before you get past the preface. It would be one that attacks the Christian faith. Why in the world would one want to read such a book?

Certainly not for spiritual nourishment! If I have non-Christian friends who read such books, love requires that I do the same. To engage with them. To debate with them. To seek to persuade them of the truth of the Christian gospel.

I’ve read a number of boiling books over the years (some are shown in the picture). I’m trying to get through one right now that advocates universalism (that all will be saved whether they want to be or not).

What anti-Christian books are your friends reading? Might you consider reading one of those also — so that you can intelligently engage with your friend? Just a thought.


Posted by on May 7, 2020 in thinking


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4 responses to “The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes! (Thinking)

  1. David bennett

    May 7, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Limiting Omnipotence by David Dunlap Searching to see who is most scripturally correct, Dispensational Theology or Reformed Theology. I think I ‘m right!

    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      May 7, 2020 at 6:40 am

      Good morning, David. Thanks for reading my blog. Are you recommending Dunlap’s book to me? Would you remind me how we know each other? Blessings. Larry

  2. Anonymous

    May 7, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I know you for about 30 years, along with many others from Biblical Theo. I was an elder at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel for 30 years until we retired and moved to Delaware in 2007. Always enjoyed your presentation of the word.
    Dave Bennett

    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      May 7, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks, Dave. So good to hear from you. I pray you and your family are doing well in these strange times. Blessings. Larry


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