Friday Files, 8 March 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Philemon of Antinopolis Day edition of the Friday Files, your weekly reminder of how, this week in history, such-and-so was on the SEA website… and that the views expressed aren’t necessarily those of SEA. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the first week of March…

Last year! (2018)

• Reuben “Uncle Buddy” Robinson mentioned “A Few Things that Prove Depravity,” because if you want proof of total depravity, look at the way people take precautions against one another.

• Uncle Buddy also thought “Calvinism Is a Tee-Total Failure,” noting those who believe in determinism tend to slide into nihilism. (Full sermon over here.)

• Adrian Rogers, “Reformed Theology.” [PDF] An introduction to Calvinism… and why Rogers can’t buy it.

• Laurence M. Vance, “God’s Eternal Decree of Predestination: Where Is It in God’s Word?” The word “decree” doesn’t come up often in the scriptures; only 8 times is God said to decree things; none of these decrees involve predestination. To find such a decree, you’ll need a Calvinist systematic theology, not a bible.

Five years ago! (2014)

• Roger E. Olson, “Does God Change?” Theology texts list immutability among God’s attributes… but is this a biblical idea, or a purely philosophical one?

BibleGateway has a few IVP biblical commentaries on their site, including Philip H. Towner’s Commentary on 1 Timothy and Commentary on Titus, and Robert W. Wall’s Commentary on Philemon.

• David L. Allen speaks on “The Extent of the Atonement and Preaching, Evangelism, and Missions” at Liberty University. It’s a video of his lecture at their Biblical Studies Symposium in 2013.

Matt O’Reilly, “Practicing Freedom: A Lenten Reflection.” Christ came to set us free from sin… but it’s on us to live in that freedom. And Lent is one of the ways we train our bodies to live righteously.

Ten years ago! (2009)

Kinda looks like SEA took March 2009 off. For Lent? Maybe.

So there’s our bloggers…

Because whenever you’re short on reading material, SEA’s members have written a ton of things for you to peruse. Feel free to sift through their websites and blogs, and get your thoughts provoked.