What are your first thoughts when someone mentions ‘the doctrine of election’? Are you eager to talk about it, or do you groan inwardly and wonder where to begin? The Reformed tradition has had a great deal to say about election over the centuries, often to explain and defend this approach in relation to alternative views. This is important, but it does mean that sometimes the focus is on only a few of the many rich themes that scripture associates with this important concept. It also means that often we get into intractable arguments very quickly! In this lecture Suzanne suggests an approach to election that helps us to root the Reformed priorities in the bigger scriptural picture, with the hope that it might also help to relate the doctrine to discipleship and worship in fresh ways.
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