A colleague, as well as Scot McKnight's blog, pointed out Rachel Held Evans' blog post this week: "Letters to a Young Calvinist from a Young Arminian." She is quite right that there are many fine five point Calvinists out there whose hearts are as my heart. I am thankful that the strident and militant ones seem oh so irrelevant to my ministry and teaching.
Delighted to be your brother-in-Christ, irenic five pointers out there. And don't be intimidated, oh ye Arminians who believe God truly would prefer for everyone to be saved. The entire Calvinist system deconstructs on the fact that Paul himself did not consider his salvation secure (1 Cor. 9:27; Phil. 3:11). But if it is possible for the justified not to make it, then those who are elect are not certain to persevere (Heb. 3:6, 14), then God's grace is not irresistible in his design (cf. Heb. 10:29), then election is not unconditional (cf. 2 Pet. 1:10). The whole system falls like a deck of cards. ;-)
So who cares about Piper, Driscoll, or Mohler? They blow away with a puff of wind, leaving the rest of us to go on trying to save everyone.