@StevenPatton tweeted the following:
The more I study it, the less I like the term “Calvinism.” if it’s biblical then it’s just biblical. Plus it neglects the people like Augustine b4 who had similar beliefs.
Certainly, there’s familiarity with the term. You say “Calvinism” and people are going to either ask what you’re talking about or run with ideas of predestination, total depravity, absolute sovereignty, etc. But it’s easy for someone to dismiss Calvinism ipso facto if their understanding is that it is the belief of a man rather than the system of theology clearly revealed in the Scriptures by the Lord God Almighty.
So if you were charged with the re-branding of Biblical Christianity (Calvinism), what terms would you use or avoid? I kind of like the idea of just cycling through biblical theologians and adding -ism, -ist, or -an to them. (Hodgeism, Knoxan, Edwardsist, etc.).