Friday Files, 29 March 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Gwynilyw’s Day edition of the Friday Files, wherein we weekly look at previous SEA posts. The views expressed are usually, but not always, those of SEA; our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the final week of March…

Last year! (2018)

Ed Jarrett, “An Introduction to Arminianism.” Written for Jarrett’s blog, A Clay Jar, to introduce the readers to Arminianism, as are the follow-up articles “Arminianism: Total Depravity” and “Arminianism: Atonement for All.”

Five years ago! (2014)

• Roger E. Olson, “Is Arminianism ‘Reformed’?” Yes—it rests within the broad tradition of reformational Protestantism. But not if you’ve narrowly defined “reformed” as Calvinist.

• Roger E. Olson, “Arminianism and Providence.” God can and freely does intervene in human events, including human free will. But he never manipulates humans into committing evil.

Evan Minton, “Are The Sovereignty of God and Free Will Incompatible?” God is a macro-manager, not a micromanager. He sovereignly governs the universe without having to resort to manipulate every individual human decision like a puppeteer.

James White vs. Austin Fischer is a conversation (or friendly debate) between the author of Young, Restless, and No Longer Reformed, and the Calvinist host of Alpha and Omega Ministries.

David Martinez, “Great Conversation Between Austin Fischer and James White.” Martinez’s takeaway of the above discussion, plus five of White’s critiques of Arminians which have faulty logic at their core.

Ten years ago! (2009)

Apparently we were too busy to post anything that month. Gotta wait till April.

Four hundred ten years ago! (1609)

Okay, there was no Society of Evangelical Arminians yet, but there was Jakob Hermanszoon (a.k.a. Jacobus/James Arminius) who wrote some stuff, and here’s an English translation of the stuff: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Besides that, there’s our additional resources. That oughta hold you till next week.