It’s the St. Hermias’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our weekly recap of previous SEA articles. The views expressed in the articles are not always approved by SEA; you can kinda tell where. Posts are from the last week of May and first week of June…
Last year! (2018)
- Bill Mounce, “Does John 3:16 Say ‘Whoever’?” Greek scholar (and Calvinist) Mounce points out it does indeed; if you want proof-texts for limited atonement, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
- Brian Abasciano, “A Response to James Anderson on John 3:16.” A response to Anderson’s response to Abasciano’s response to Guillaume Bignon and James A. Gibson’s response to Rich Davis’s attempt to claim John 3:16 doesn’t really mean “whoever.” [Did you follow all that? Good.]
- Vic Reasoner, “The Holy Spirit.” Part of the FWS Podcast, in two parts. Reasoner talks about the Spirit and pneumatology.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Robert Lightner on the atonement:
- Jonathan Merritt, “The Troubling Trends in America’s ‘Calvinist Revival.’ ” Some problematic markers in the neo-Calvinist movement include intellectual isolationism, tribalism, and knowledge puffing them up.
- Fred Sanders, “How Not to Fight Calvinists.” Claiming Calvinists worship an entirely different god than we do, is an enormous and extreme charge. Yet one that’s growing in popularity; probably out of laziness.
- Zack Hunt, “Dear John (An Open Letter to John Calvin).” Just in case Calvin was being misrepresented by his followers, Hunt read the Institutes… and discovered Calvin is far more hardcore.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Martin Glynn, “1 John 5:20; a Devotional.” We know the world’s dominated by evil—and that Christ is here. Do we look to him?
- James M. Leonard, “Rapping the Whole Gospel.” Flame, a Christian rapper, talks about election and predestination in his song, “Who Can Pluck Us?” But it has some problems.
- A.M. Mallett, “A Word or Two to Consider.” When we redefine sovereignty to exclude human free will, we cheapen the word.
- Frédéric Louis Godet, Commentary on the Gospel of John. [Google Books] 1886. Volume 1 and Volume 2.
- Albert Nash, Perseverance and Apostasy. [Google Books] 1871. A defense of the Arminian view of perseverance—namely that apostasy is possible.
- Laurence Womock, The Result of False Principles: or, Error Convicted by Its Own Evidence. [Google Books] 1661. Dialogues between “Diotrephes” and “Paganus,” in which Diotrephes rips into Calvinism.
Looking for more to read?
If the above doesn’t wet your whistle, maybe some blogs from SEA’s members will do ya. The authors update quite regularly. Have a look.