It’s the St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our weekly look back at some of the stuff SEA has in our archive.
Our articles and links come from all sorts of sources, and don’t always reflect the views of SEA. Our members’ names are highlighted in blue.
Last year! (Jan. 2018)
• Daniel LaLond Jr.’s 2008 article, “Dr. Anthony T. Evans and the Carnal Christian.” Evans believes “carnal Christians,” who live like unrepentant pagans yet profess Christ, will get into paradise. LaLond doesn’t think so.
• Adam Harwood’s “Review of Biblical Doctrine, John MacArthur’s new systematic theology.” MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s new text presents their worldview… and no one else’s, lest people get swayed by alternative theories. So if you already think like they do, here’s the echo chamber for you.
Five years ago! (Jan. 2014)
• Mark Oppenheimer’s New York Times article, “Evangelicals Find Themselves in the Midst of a Calvinist Revival.” In which the author discovers Calvinism is really popular lately, and offers some superficial factoids.
• Roger E. Olson’s “My Response to Oppenheimer’s New York Times article on Evangelicals and Calvinism.” Mostly about its superficiality.
• Brian Abasciano’s “A Response to Thomas Schreiner’s Review of My Book on Romans 9:10-18.” Really, six responses to Schreiner’s criticisms of Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9.10-18.
• Ben Henshaw’s 2013 article, “A Telling and Ironic Tweet by John Piper on ‘Waking up in the Morning’ as a Believer.” Piper meant to slam those who believe in free will, but since Calvinists can never be entirely sure if they’re elect… who’s the one with assurance now?
• And a tweet by Drew McIntyre:
—Drew McIntyre (@DrewBMcIntyre) January 5, 2014
Ten years ago! (Jan. 2009)
• Roy Ingle’s “Arminius: The Reformer.” Three ways in which Jacobus Arminius challenged and even expanded Christian theology by challenging Calvin and Beza’s views on unconditional election, limited atonement, and irresistible grace.
• Ben Henshaw’s 2008 article, Perseverance of the Saints Part 13: Salvation Assurance.” Continuing his series on the subject, here’s an explanation why perseverance isn’t guaranteed to the Calvinist whatsoever.
• From Dan Chapa’s review of John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, “Justice and the Atonement” contrasts Chapa’s Arminian view of how atonement is applied, with Owen’s Calvinist view.
• J.C. Thibodaux’s “If Our Actions Are Inevitable, Do We Really Have Free Will?” explains the difference between God’s foreknowledge, and determinism.
• J.C. Thibodaux’s “Does Granville-Sharp’s Rule Indicate That ‘Foreknowledge’ is Synonymous With ‘Determinate Counsel’?” demonstrates how foreknowledge and determinism aren’t synonymous.
• William W. Klein’s 1984 Journal of the Evangelical Theology Society article, “Paul’s Use of Kalein: A Proposal” [PDF], challenges the traditional interpretation of καλεῖν/“to call” when it comes to our election and salvation.
• Martin Glynn’s devotional on 1 John 5:14-15, and the boldness we can have towards God when we pray.
Today: SEA members’ blogs.
I remind you as always: If you’re still looking for stuff to read, we SEA members have blogs. Feel free to peruse them.