Friday Files, 17 May 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St Restituta’s Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s sixth-day look back at previously posted pieces. Their views sometimes reflect those of SEA; sometimes not. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the third week of May…

Last year! (2018)

Adam Omelianchuck, “A Response to Theological Fatalism.” Open theologian William Hasker’s argument devolves into determinism. So let’s take a few whacks at the premises.

• Ryan Danker, Constrained to Deviate: John Wesley and the Evangelical Anglicans. [PDF] Danker’s dissertation on Wesley and the Methodists’ relationship with the Church of England, and his theory there was no doctrinal reason for the church split; it was really about personal issues, politics, and style.

Evan Minton, “5 Biblical Texts That Calvinists Can’t Wiggle Out Of.” Limited atonement can’t be defended from in-context scriptures. Like these.

The Remonstrance podcast presents “Eschatology” in Episode 39 and Episode 40. Introducing various end times views, including John Wesley’s postmillennialism and how i fueled his revivals.

Five years ago! (2014)

• J.C. Wenger, excerpt from “Apostasy” from his Introduction to Theology. [PDF] The scriptures warn us away from apostasy because apostasy is possible—and God doesn’t want us to go there.

• Austin Fischer and Clayton Hutchins, “Helpful Conversation between Austin Fischer and an Interlocutor.” Hutchins and Fischer debate about Piper’s criticism of Fischer’s book, and some of Calvinism’s profound problems come up.

Craig L. Adams, “Proof I Could Never Be a Calvinist.” According to John Calvin, God sends people to hell because he’s pleased to do so. Ugh.

• Roger E. Olson, “Something for Arminius Geeks.” A then-recent book on Lutheran theologian Niels Hemmingsen suggests Jacob Arminius, later in life, ditched his belief in God’s middle knowledge.

Ten years ago! (2009)

• Books!

Dan Chapa’s series on John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ. It continues with part 2, “Connection Between Offering and Intercession”; part 3, “Is the High Priest Doing His Job?”; part 4, “Is Intercession a Prayer?”; and part 5, “Assurance.”

Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Keith Schooley on Romans 9.” A brief review of Schooley’s article, “Romans 9: An Arminian/New Perspective Reading.”

Today: SEA members’ blogs.

If a bunch of articles and four whole books isn’t enough reading material, this might overwhelm you, ’cause SEA’s members have blogs, and we write a lot. Check ’em out.