It’s the St. Alexander of Constantinople’s Day edition of the Friday Files. Well unless you’re Roman Catholic, in which case you figure his feast day was two days ago. But one of the bonuses of being Evangelical is, when there’s no moral conflict, you can pick ’n choose your traditions… so I’m going with the Orthodox feast day.
Speaking of moral conflict… The views expressed in the links below are not always those of SEA. Just so you know. SEA members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the last week of August…
Last year! (2018)
- Martin Glynn, “William Lane Craig Gets Arminianism a Bit Wrong.” In short, he thinks we believe the “God looks down the corridors of time” claptrap.
- Bruxy Cavey, “Understanding Salvation with Bruxy and Nina!” [video] Cavey illustrates the differences between Pelagianism, semi-Pelagianism, Arminianism, and Calvinism.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Adam Harwood, “Reviewing Piper’s Does God Desire All to Be Saved?” John Piper believes God has two wills. One’s in scripture, where he does desire all to be saved. The other isn’t; in it God doesn’t; and Piper figures this will wins.
- David L. Allen, “Review: Donald Macleod, ‘Definite Atonement and the Divine Decree,’ in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her.” Macleod introduces the section on theology, with major sections on Arminianism (which he confuses with Pelagianism), predestination, supra- and infralapsarianism, and hypothetical universalism—where he hangs his hat.
- David L. Allen, “Limited Atonement & the Trinity: Review of Letham’s Chapter in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her.” Robert Letham on how all forms of unlimited atonement supposedly disrupt the trinity—’cause dying for all, yet not saving all, feels to him like a paradox.
- Don Bryant, “Some of the Reasons I Was Persuaded by Classic Reformational Arminianism.” Going back to the scriptures, Bryant concluded Calvinism, with its limited atonement and God’s two wills, can’t be the only viable interpretation of Christianity.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 1:17; a Devotional.” Paul doesn’t ask God to grant the Ephesians wealth, prestige, or numbers: He requests wisdom.
- Collin Hansen, “The Reformed Resurgance.” A series of brief essays by the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists.
- “Beginnings.” Noticing the trend towards traditional Reformed theology.
- “John Piper and Bethlehem Baptist Church.” The chief spokesman for the Calvinist resurgence.
- “Al Mohler and Southern Seminary.” Promoting Calvinism in the largest Protestant denomination’s flagship seminary.
- “C.J. Mahaney and Sovereign Grace.” On Mahaney’s charismatic network of Calvinist churches.
- “Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church.” The founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, and The Gospel Coalition.
- “Reformed Rap.” Curtis Allen and Shai Linne on hip-hop’s ability to promote Calvinism.
- “Fundamentalists.” The uneasy relationship between Fundamentalists and Calvinists.
That’ll do ya.
But if it doesn’t, check out our page full of resources. You’ll find a few books, blogs, and websites to keep you busy.