I agree with you. I say that Titus establishes the Logical Order of which came first, the Renewing or the Regeneration. Since Titus says Regeneration and Renewal are the twofold aspects of the one New Birth, Logically speaking, one is the precedent and one is the predicate. Staying a middle-man and not making that decision doesn't fix things because Arminians, Provisionalists and Calvinists believe we're Washed and Renewed at the same time; Temporarily speaking...
Basically, the Arminian/Calvinist debate boils down to the Logical Order; arguing over which comes first. When you pick a side on which comes first, that decision is THE deciding factor which categorizes you as an Arminian or a Calvinist...
Aaaaah. I see said the blind man.
OK. If I must pick a side on which comes first (I don't have to, but in a flash I will).
In another passage, renewal reads as if it is a continuing process, which would have begun at the regeneration.
So, regeneration and renewal occur at the same time, and renewal of our mind continues throughout our Christian maturity.
So, which clubhouse am I allowed to enter?