Images of kissing and hand-holding flutter across the screen as a male voice sings, “Someday he’ll call her, and she will come running.
And fall in his arms, and the tears will fall down, and she’ll pray: I want to fall in love with you.” At first viewing, the spot is wildly effective.
Over the weekend, I discovered perhaps the strangest new addition to the Christian dating cadre: Reformed
The site is designed exclusively for Christians who adhere to the Calvinist tradition, a theological system that focuses on human depravity, God’s sovereignty, and the idea that God has already chosen the select few who will be saved.
Others include Loveandseek.com, Christian Cafe.com, and Equally
Together, they form a pool of eligible Christian singles that is rapidly growing in size.
The verse at the top right of their home screen is Jeremiah , which says, “”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”” The verse is a favored choice for Christian greeting cards and graduation gifts.
When I discovered the site, I tweeted about it and received the following reply from Barnabas Piper, son of reformed paragon John Piper: His response seems to echo my feeling that these sites and the Christians who engage in them might not be thinking as deeply as one might assume.To keep this resource 100% free for users, we receive advertising compensation from the sites listed on this page.Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where sites appear on the page (including, for example, the order in which they appear).This transactional view of God is hard to reconcile with a full reading of the Christian scripture, much less personal experience, but it certainly sounds enticing.Perhaps we can excuse Christian Mingle for a bit of shallowness.