Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Scot McKnight on the NeoReformed

I always enjoy reading Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog.  Today was no exception as he revisited a post from several years ago about the rise of the NeoReformed as he terms them.  Others speak of this group as the NeoCalvinists, the YRR (Young, Restless, and Reformed), etc.  His blog post today on the subject explores the tendency of this group to act as gatekeepers and exclude other evangelicals whom they deem as failing to live up to the gospel or embrace the truth by their refusal to espouse the doctrines of Calvinism.

This has been a concern of mine for a considerable time as recent years have witnessed the growing spread of the NeoReformed movement in Southern Baptist life in particular through a few of its seminaries where the faculty is decidedly bent in that direction.