Barlotta. Mike

I Find Your Definition of Faith Disturbing

, posted by g1antfan

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. – Acts 16:31 A friend recently gave me a copy of Grace, Salvation & Discipleship by Charles C. Bing to review. The author, a strong…

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John Wesley On Regeneration

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  John Wesley was someone who focused on the practical matters of living out the Christian life. But he did not ignore the essential doctrines of the faith. In sermon #45, entitled “The New Birth”,…

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Life is like a …

, posted by g1antfan

On one of the Society of Evangelical Arminian (SEA) forums, we were exploring illustrations on how we might describe the world, specifically how can we describe the interactions between God’s sovereignty and man’s freedom and…

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Free Grace for All (Seussical)

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What if Dr. Seuss entered the debate on Calvinism & Arminianism? It might go something like this… Grace for all Grace for all That grace for all! That grace for all! I do not like…

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The Parable of the Midwives

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BREAKING: the midwife murderers have just entered the court room. Tamar and Gomer are each charged with 10 counts of infanticide. In the process of helping young Hebrew parents deliver their babies, Tamar and Gomer…

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Mike Barlotta – Neutral Zone Infraction

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The neutral zone is an area that is no larger than the width of a football. It is the zone that separates the offense and defense before the play starts. When a defensive player enters…

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Mike Barlotta – How Free is Free Will?

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Over the last week I have been in a discussion over soteriology, which started with the request to define free will. Free will can be a hard concept to define because there are very different…

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Mike Barlotta – 3 Characteristics of Predestination

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In “The Softer Face of Calvinism” (Christianity Today), it is argued that, rather than appealing to theologians to understand Reformed theology, one should use the Reformed confessions and creeds. The confessions, therefore, form an important…

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Michael Patton, “12 Myths About Arminianism”

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C. Michael Patton runs a rather unique ministry in Oklahoma. He runs Reclaiming the Mind Ministries which includes such diverse offerings as a theological coffee house (Credo House), in-depth DVD courses taught by renowned scholars…

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