Cindy Kunsman is the author of Under Much Grace blog which specializes in cults and spiritual abuse. Cindy and some of her acquaintances contributed some breakthrough information for the first volume of The Truth About New Calvinism (TANC). When I first became acquainted with them, they let me know that they would read my blog articles and decide whether or not they would put up with me or not. Apparently, they have decided that I am tolerable. This is a good thing because regardless of the fact that we have some differing opinions, I consider them to be warriors, and I like warriors.
Writing TANC was a surreal experience. New Calvinists were never my cup of tea, but as I uncovered the history of the doctrine that these guys have bought into, I was stunned. After all, these men are supposedly the spiritual brain trust of our day. The thesis of TANC is the fact that the father of New Calvinism is a Seventh-day Adventist who is now purported to be an atheist. In light of 1 Corinthians 2:14, that is a damning indictment against the movement. And trust me, such was not even whispered at the second meeting of the “Gospel Reformation” conference in Atlanta this week.
As I do further research for the second volume, I will add more detail to the history of New Calvinism. The assumption has been so far that Brinsmead really didn’t draw that much from hardcore Adventist theology. Neither have I paid much attention to accusations that former Brinsmead colleagues such as Jon Zens, have heavy leanings towards SDA theology. But together with what some recent research for the second volume has revealed, and Kunsman’s review, I now wonder if New Calvinism isn’t up to its ears in Adventist theology. As I read and reviewed the links she supplied, I found myself in disbelief. Without further ado, here is her post: