Friday Files, 22 March 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Jonathan Edwards Day edition of the Friday Files. (What? Yep. Misunderstood soteriology, but still totally a saint. You do remember Calvinists are our sisters and brothers in Christ, right? Good.)

Anyway. It’s our weekly root through the SEA archives, just to remind you we’ve posted some good stuff. Not all of it, like Edwards, reflects the views of SEA. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the third week of March…

Last year! (2018)

“Free Will: Is There a Distinction Between Salvation and Everyday Actions?” A question we got through the website about whether determinism and comaptibilism apply to all of life, or just salvation.

“Phineas F. Presee: Pastor to the People.” [video] A film about the founder of the Church of the Nazarene, his life, and his principles.

• J. Warner Wallace, “How Can God Allow Horrific Evil Like the Florida School Shooting?” Homicide detective Wallace’s opinion piece for Fox News about humanity’s God-given free will—and obviously our potential to abuse it.

The Remonstrance podcast presents “Inerrancy” in Episode 35 and Episode 36. Jacob Arminius and John Wesley’s views on the inerrancy of the scriptures, plus other views throughout the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.

Five years ago! (2014)

Bible Gateway offers the InterVarsity Press New Testament Commentary Series:

• Matthew Pinson, “Are Arminians Necessarily Synergists?” Responding to how some have described Arminians with a synergistic understanding of God, Pinson insists Arminius wasn’t a synergist, and we needn’t necessarily be either.

Ten years ago! (2009)

Still taking the entire month for Spring Break.

That leaves our bloggers.

I listed our bloggers last week, but here are some other websites which likewise critique the Calvinist worldview. Note that not all of them are Arminian, and may hold views (i.e. that Calvinists are heretics) which SEA does not.

Arguments against CalvinismThe Arminian Magazine (FWS)ArminianismBiblical TheologyCalvinism Critiqued by a Former CalvinistCalvinism ExaminedCrisis PublishingCRI/Voice, InstituteEternal SecurityHelwys Society ForumIn Death or LifeInplainsitePristine Faith Restoration SocietyChris SkinnerSeedbedWikipedia, Arminianism

Like I usually say, there’s no shortage of good material out there. Let us know what else you might find.