It’s the summer or winter solstice, depending on where you live on the planet. Also the St. Alban of Mainz’s Day edition of the Friday Files, your weekly reading list of old SEA posts and links; a little something to do on the longest or shortest day of the year—again, depending on your hemisphere.
The views expressed in the articles are of Arminian interest, but aren’t always Arminian, so aren’t always those of SEA. Posts are from the third week of June…
Last year! (2018)
- Brittany Valadez interviews J. Warner Wallace on “How Can We Reconcile God’s Sovereignty with Man’s Free Will?” [video] ’Cause how free is our will if God omnipotently knows every future action we’re gonna take?
- Timothy Tennent, “What Is Prevenient (Preceding) Grace? (30 Questions).” Chapter 17 from Tennent’s book 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith.
- Scot Hoeksema, “Ready, Set, Go: Understanding Prevenient Grace.” Prevenient grace is the course already laid out. Now let’s just pay attention to the starter pistol.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Shane Blackshear interviews Bruxy Cavey on his podcast, “Seminary Dropout.” In Episode 41 Cavey shares how he became an Anabaptist, and talks about his book The End of Religion.
- Craig L. Adams, “Calvinism and John 6:44.” Whether God compels people to come to Christ—or not.
- Roger E. Olson, “Do Arminians and Calvinists Worship the Same God?” Yes. But if God were what Calvinists claim he is, he’d be a monster and Olsen wouldn’t care to worship him.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Calvin and Hobbes on fatalism:
- Ben Henshaw, “The Arminian and Calvinist Ordo Salutis: A Brief Comparative Study.” In what order does God apply salvation to a new believer? No surprise, Arminians and Calvinists have different views. Henshaw finds the Calvinist view problematic.
- Solus Arminius, “Arminian Perspectives on the Providence of God.” Calvinists claim Arminians don’t believe in God’s sovereignty and providence. No; we don’t share their deterministic definitions of those words, but we definitely believe in sovereignty and providence.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Beet’s Commentary on Romans 9.” In Joseph Agar Beet’s Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans [Google Books] he tackles chapter 9, and points out it’s not a contrast between faith and works; it’s God’s call versus works.
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 1:1-2; A Devotional.” Starting the devotional series by looking at its recipients.
Today: Our links.
We have a page of links! If you’re looking for more Arminian-slanted reading material, there’s no reason you can’t dig through the links, find some websites and blogs and even books, and go wild. Plenty of stuff there for a long, long night… or a short one, depending on whether you’re above or below the equator.