I am Reformed, but not rabidly so. I believe the Solas and I am pretty sure about TULIP (really sure about the "T"). I think that you could say that I'm "Calvinistic" in sotierology, but not in ecclesiology.
Since yesterday was 499 and we have a year until #500, it seems like a good idea to put a little bit of focus on Calvin and other Reformers.
Passions run high over religion...they always have and most likely always will. We can attempt to look at history and theology as best we can.
I grew up Arminian (or at least mostly) and my entire family is in Arminian churches now. My brother-in-law is a pastor and (on my husband's side) my sister-in-law is an elder. Most of my adult life has been spent in Arminian churches. I had been looking at the Calvinism v. Arminian debate for a while...then one day I was talking with my kids and asked them if they remember where and when they were saved.
My son knew. Where he was, who was with him.
My daughter..."Mom, do you mean the first time, or all the rest of the times?"
That was when I started looking for a "Calvinistic" church.