Friday Files, 5 April 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Æþelburh’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our trip through SEA’s memory lane. The views expressed in our articles and links are usually those of SEA, although sometimes not, so heads up. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the first week of April…

Last year! (2018)

• Easter was on the 1st, so D.V. Wayman presented a Resurrection Sunday Prayer.

Ed Jarrett continued his “Introduction to Arminianism” series with “Arminianism: Sovereignty and Free Will” and “Arminianism: It’s All About Grace” and “Arminianism: Salvation Security.”

• In the Fundamental Wesleyan Society Podcast, Vic Reasoner presents his Introduction to Systematic Theology in two parts.

Five years ago! (2014)

• Austin Fischer, author of Young, Restless, and No Longer Reformed, wrote “Conversations with the Damned” about what led him away from Calvinists: Their attitude about the reprobate, and how it contrasts with his own… and, interestingly, John Calvin’s. Seems he had more sympathy for the lost than they do. (And—we Arminians’ usual bone of contention—they way they imagine God does.)

• Two issues of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry (Fall 2012 [PDF] and Spring 2013 [PDF]) deal with the issues raised “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” (included in both issues), the non-Calvinist view of soteriology as presented in the Baptist Faith and Message.

• John Carpenter’s 1840 book Wesleyana, or A Complete System of Wesleyan Theology; Selected from the Writings of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., and So Arranged to Form a Miniature Body of Divinity. [PDF] It’s a small systematic theology based on Wesley’s writings, plus a useful bibliography of Second Great Awakening writings.

Brian Abasciano, “Some Informal Comments on Matthew Pinson’s Denial that Arminianism is Synergistic.” Salvation may be monergistic, but faith is synergistic. Our relationship with God is more than mere non-resistance to his will.

James M. Leonard, “Daily Scripture Commentary: Galatians 3:1-6.” Didn’t God give us his Spirit because we heard and believed?—as opposed to the Calvinist view.

Ten years ago! (2009)

Nothing posted on the first week of April. But definitely the second! Come back next time.

Today: SEA members’ blogs.

Once again I remind you we SEA members have blogs. A lot of times we write about Arminianism. A lot of times we don‘t. But it’s good stuff nonetheless, so visit the bloggers’ sites if you’re looking for reading material. There’s lots!