They stare at me with suspicion. A dozen or so men and women—teachers, businesspeople, students, professionals. Parents, grandparents, their children. These are people of experience, intelligence, and faith. They suspect that I’m crazy when I talk about predestination.
So…we have nothing to do with it? We have no choice? Our choice doesn’t matter? Couldn’t I do whatever I want, if it doesn’t matter? These are good questions. I shrug sympathetically.
We’re gathered in the church’s sanctuary for a short class on Heinrich Bullinger’s Second Helvetic Confession. Bullinger wrote its 30 chapters in 1562 as a personal statement of faith, [Read more…]