Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

Where a recovering ex-atheist skewers things with a sharp two-edged sword

Constructive criticism of The Unseen Realm #4: predestination and foreknowledge

In which I offer a friendly critique of some elements of Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm—in this instance, his comments in chapter 9 on how God foreknows without predestining.

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Calvinism, masculinity and niceness

In some ways, this isn’t really about Calvinism. That’s just how the conversation started. It’s about Christianity abandoning masculinity, and thus replacing love with niceness.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #4: why evangelize if everything is predestined?

In which I clear up a natural but very mistaken confusion.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #3: double predestination makes God a moral monster

In which I defend the most despised doctrine in Christianity.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #2: the unfairness of election

In which I ask how a God who decides to save only some people can be worthy of worship.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #1: the pettiness of self-glorification

In which I ask how a God who seeks his own glory can be worthy of worship.

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Why Molinist/Arminian intuitions about God and evil must be false

A simple parallel argument to clarify my previous posts.

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Determinism and the authorship of sin in Calvinism and Arminianism

Arminians object to determinism because it makes God the “author of evil”—but does their own system avoid it? In this post, I argue that although they disagree with Calvinists about the nature of God’s sovereignty, their own theology commits them to an equally deterministic view.

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On the atonement: introduction

In which I introduce the case I will forward for a particular redemption grounded in an unlimited satisfaction on the cross.

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