Certain shared beliefs on the authority of Scripture, sovereignty of God, sovereignty of grace, and gender roles in the home and in the church unite the movement commonly called new Calvinism. Beyond a Reformed superstructure, though, you’ll find an eclectic doctrinal mix and match. In this video, two traditional Reformed confessionalists—Kevin DeYoung and Ligon Duncan—discuss the appeal and challenges of the new Calvinism with a Southern Baptist, Albert Mohler.
Whatever you want to label the movement, Mohler says, we can all be excited about the sustenance younger evangelicals are finding for gospel ministry in the authoritative Scriptures. Yet a dynamic, enthusiastic coalition built around core convictions cannot substitute for settling in a particular church home where you can learn about ecclesiology, baptism, covenant, and a host of other important issues.
All three men will participate in The Gospel Coalition’s 2011 national conference, April 12 to 14, in downtown Chicago. Mohler will preach from John 5:31-47, while Duncan will participate in a panel on preaching from the Old Testament. DeYoung will lead a workshop with Greg Gilbert on “The Mission of the Church.” You can register today for the conference and benefit from early-bird rates that expire October 31.