I've heard this statement from several individuals and I don't know if it's a condemnation or a commendation. There's a huge difference isn't there!
The statement... "That church has gone "Calvinistic!"
Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Depends what side of the fence you tie your horse. An insult or a compliment?
How does a congregation "go" Calvinistic? Was it a journey over a period of time or did the folks gather one Sunday to find that the church had "switched" or "gone Calvinistic"?
What led to the change? Had they been reading some of the great Puritan writers? Were they listening to Dr. James Montgomery Boice's Bible Study Hour? Had they watched a John Piper DVD?
I don't have any answers. I'm just curious. Warrants some investigative work.
Until then I'll be satisfied that these dear folks haven't "gone" anywhere. Perhaps they have a greater appreciation for the Word of God than some others. I'll keep you posted...if you even care.
The resurgence of Reformed teaching interests me so I'll be checking it out.
Just a few scattered thoughts...