How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology

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How can the contemporary “young, restless, Reformed” movement remain on track? What are its pitfalls? Where is it inconsistent? How must it mature?

Greg Dutcher, pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Maryland and author of Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside, sat down with Mark Mellinger to explore such questions.

“The book Killing Calvinism is essentially a love letter to my Calvinist friends,” Dutcher explains in the video. “There’s an incredible resurgence of gospel-centered, God’s-glory-centered theology today. But I fear the possibility of squandering what’s been entrusted to us, of falling into the very arrogance and theological smugness that have at times characterized me.”

The doctrines of grace, properly understood, have to lead to humility. “If we truly believe the only thing we contribute to our salvation is the sin that makes it necessary,” he asks, “then how could we ever look down at anyone else?”

Watch the full 10-minute video to hear Dutcher discuss Piper for Arminians, evangelical celebrity culture, the litmus test of evangelism, and more.