Francis Chan noted that today’s preachers are better speakers in his estimation than in years go by mainly because modern preachers have the advantage of iPods and downloading thousands of sermons that they can both copy and learn from. I would agree somewhat. I don’t know if I’m prepared to say that modern preachers are better than preachers of the past mainly because of the content. I see little sound doctrine coming out these days from new churches. Many are building new churches based on methodology and not upon the foundation of Scripture.
Yet this also got me to thinking about the rise in Calvinism among the “young, restless, and reformed” crowd. When I was in college in the 1990′s, Calvinism was very popular. I, being an Arminian, was clearly an outsider at my college. Some even branded me as a heretic for my Arminian views. Calvinism, in those days, was popular because of just a few preachers including R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, John Piper, and a few of our college professors. But the spread of Calvinism had not reached its pinnacle. That was to come with the dawning of the Internet.
The Calvinists websites are impressive. Have you looked at The Gospel Coalition or Monergism.com? Have you considered Ligonier or Grace To You? These sites are all impressive to say the least. They also are full of Calvinism. No doubt they do promote much good and the gospel of Christ goes forth in many of them so I am thankful for them. I do not pray condemnation upon them but God’s blessing. However, I do oppose their Calvinism. I certainly believe that their Calvinism is not biblical though they would completely disagree.
My point in this is to spur Arminians out there onward in building solid websites that would promote Arminianism. We have the Society of Evangelical Arminians site which is moving along promoting sound Arminianism. I do recommend the SEA site. I am no web designer but I do think the SEA site is not as solid in look as the Calvinist sites above. I feel this will change in time. It has been said that Arminianism is a moving faith in that Arminians are too busy seeking to evangelize the world to sit down and promote their thoughts in books or on the Internet. That may sound godly but I believe that Arminians need to be excellent in our promotion of Arminianism and honest in giving our views.
That said, you can find many good Arminian blogs out there and most are better than mine. You can several links on this site for solid Arminian blogs. I praise God for them.