The Blood Letting Begins. A good sign that Calvinism is truly in resurgence in the SBC is that the Arminians have noticed and have started to try and squelch the movement. Two of the leading Arminians are the Caner brothers. Ergun of Liberty University and Emir of the undergraduate school at Southwestern Seminary. They are vocal opponents, although I not think they are always accurate.
Now, the Caner brothers have decided to have a tag team match. Their opponents in the debate will be Tom Ascol of the Founders and James White, a leading apologist. It is billed as "Baptists and Calvinism: A Debate at the New Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia". Ascol and White are brave to go into the lions den for the debate. It is scheduled for Monday, October 16th, 2006, at 7pm.
James White is formidable in writing and in speech. The Caners will have their hands full. Unfortunately, it probably won't matter. The crowd will be dominated by Liberty University folks who won't come to learn but to cheer their dean. Those who do come to learn will hear some good stuff.