How can confessional Reformed churches provide a safe haven for New Calvinists?It's a fair question. What do you do with the person who comes to your church having embraced large parts of reformed theology while maintaining lots of other things (Keswick theology, charismatic/Pentecostal views, differing views on church government, the sacraments, education, politics, etc.)? I think that the answer is to welcome them and patiently teach them. They might not be willing to listen or they might not be willing to change, but you never really know what God will do over the course of time with patient teaching.
Here is his solution:
New Calvinists, like all Christians, are pilgrims making their way toward the city of Zion. Their theological path has likely taken difficult turns over time. They may have paid the relational costs of being identified with Calvinists or moving from one church to another. They are wounded not only by the world but perhaps even by Christians. As they stumble into our churches, they do so as those who are seeking the Great Physician. They can be truly comforted by no other. Before we seek to engage the finer points of their theology, let us first seek to comfort their souls by reminding them of that which so truly comforts every Calvinist and indeed every Christian — life in Christ. Foundational to providing safe haven to new Calvinists is the preaching of the gospel; and that is nothing new.
Read the rest here: Something Old, Something New by Eric Watkins Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org