Monday, February 05, 2007

"A Calvinist Faces Death"

Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr. has just been confirmed to speak at our January 25, 2008 Mid-South Men's Rally. This will be the first Men's Rally in our new sanctuary. Dr. Mohler is internationally known as an outstanding evangelical leader. He serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary--the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Don't miss Time magazine's recent interview with Mohler entitled, "A Calvinist Faces Death."

"After roughly 200 years of decline, Calvinism, the faith of the Puritans, has made a modest comeback among younger Evangelical Christians. One of the movement's potent mentors is Albert Mohler, the influential, telegenic head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who made waves last June when he critiqued the religious claims of presidential contender Barack Obama in an essay called 'Secularism With A Smile.'"

"Mohler, a Calvinist, went into the hospital in December for a fairly routine stomach operation and suddenly developed pulmonary embolisms, a frequently fatal form of clotting, in both lungs. After emergency surgery and four days in the Intensive Care unit, he made a complete recovery. David Van Biema asked him whether his crisis could illuminate his brand of faith."

Read the rest of the article and interview at Time.

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