AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 13, 2020 at 2:12 am
Couldn´t. Agree. More.
Thanks SO much for this Ellie. I´m so sorry for the trauma you carry. In some ways I still carry trauma too.
I felt the same way … like been there, done that. What I am thankful for, though, is that I have come so far in my theological and spiritual growth and understanding that I found myself able to (at various times) argue with Calvin! Years ago I would have simply gathered all the proverbial “honey” falling from his intellectual “honeycomb”. Now I can see that even 16th century reformers like Calvin were also proof-texting machines who do not corner the market on the understanding of God´s character. Now I much better understand where Piper, Driscoll, Smith, etc. cut their teeth but thankfully biblical interpretation and church tradition did not beging and end with the Reformation.