Monday, February 20, 2012

Crybaby Calvinists In The Southern Baptist Convention

They're known as the Young, Restless, and Reformed.

Maybe it's their lot in life by being born into a generation that has never known any real hardship.

Maybe it's because most of them were never spanked as children.

Maybe it's because their Mommies told them how special they were and they were born into smaller families than the generations before them.

Maybe it's because before they were born their schools changed from emphasizing hard work and discipline to teaching self-esteem and self-affirmation.

Maybe it's because they were exempt from the horrors of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the military draft and service that their fathers and grandfathers had to face.

Maybe it's because they were exposed to Reformed Theology and were told that Jesus loved them enough to die for them but He "passed over" most of the rest of the world. Maybe it's because their Reformed theology only confirmed their Mommie's affirmations that they were indeed, "special."

They've had a good life. Mommy told them how wonderful they are and now their theology confirms it. And they are growing in numbers in the SBC.

But Young, Restless, and Reformed? That's not what comes to mind when I think of them. I call them the Crybaby Calvinists.

Never has a group of people had so much and felt so entitled. At the same time, never has a group of people been more thin-skinned and whinny. On blogs and in books, in Sunday schools and theological schools, in pews and pulpits, the Crybaby Calvinists are here to stay!

Because of their growing influence in the Southern Baptist Convention, The Calvinist Flyswatter is pleased to announce a continuing series reporting on their antics.



At Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:03:00 AM, Anonymous Bruce K. Oyen said...

"Charles," I am not young, restless, Reformed, Southern Baptist, or Calvinist. But it seems many of the young, restless, and Reformed have more nerve than you do. Unlike you, most of them don't hide what church they attend, or what their full name is. You should follow their example, "Charles." FYI:I'm not afraid to tell you my name: Bruce K. Oyen, the church of which I am pastor: Grace Baptist, its location: Rochester, WA, its association: independent, its size, small, its belifs: fundamental and Baptist.

At Friday, March 02, 2012 12:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You're not crying about the fact that Charles wishes to remain anonymous, are you? Just wondering.

At Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:21:00 AM, Anonymous Bruce K. Oyen said...

Anonymous, my answer is this: only if he is too cowardly to reveal himself.If it is for a truly legit reason, it is not a problem.


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