It’s St. Onesiphorus’s Day (he’s in the New Testament), and it’s the Friday Files. Once again, I summarize what SEA has put on our website in previous years, and you go, “Think I’ll read that… think I’ll pass on that… we posted that?… Meh; I’ll go watch YouTube videos about Marvel movies.” Hey, we’re not for everyone… even though Christ’s atonement totally is.
The links below come from all sorts of people, so they don’t always reflect those of SEA. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the first week of September…
Last year! (2018)
- Roy Ingle, “Arminius On Water Baptism.” Arminius baptized infants. But he was gracious to those who practiced believer baptism.
- Roger E. Olson, “Does God Always Get His Way?” No; and we call these violations of his will “sin.” Yet popular Christian culture likes to insist he does, and in so doing, creates a lot of doubt, unbelief, and even apostasy.
- The Remonstrance podcast, “Wesley’s Covenant Theology” in Episode 45 and Episode 46. John Wesley’s view of Reformed covenant theology, as explained by Stanley J. Rode’s From Faith to Faith: John Wesley’s Covenant Theology and the Way of Salvation.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Dan Montgomery & Timothy P. Jones vs. Austin Fischer & Brian Zahnd, “Old Debate, New Day: Calvinism.” A two-part debate about Calvinism at Missio Dei Church in Chicago, moderated by Mark Galli.
- Proposition 1: [video] Whether unconditional predestination is incongruent with Christ Jesus’s revelation of God.
- Proposition 2: [video] Whether the cause of repentance and saving faith is monergistic or synergistic.
- J. Matthew Pinson, “Why Calvinists Really Believe in Unconditional Election.” It’s not, as Calvinists claim, because of the depth of human depravity: It’s because they worry conditional election undermines God’s sovereignty.
- Lydia McGrew, “Before the Mountains Were Brought Forth: A Defense of Divine Timelessness.” The theological and biblical case for Boethius’s idea God exists outside of time, even though he interacts with humanity within time.
- Andrew H., “Another Thoughtful Calvinist Turns from Calvinism to Arminianism After Thinking Through the Issues More Carefully.” Raised and immersed in Calvinism, Andrew sought and found answers to the discrepancies between Calvinists’ views and God’s character.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Solus Arminius, “The Calvinistic Hermeneutic, Opposed.” Plenty of texts indicate humanity does not do as God wants or desires, and therefore the Calvinist view of sovereignty is deficient.
- A.M. Mallett, “The Apostle John’s World.” What did John mean by κόσμος, and how far does it extend?
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 1:19b-21; a Devotional.” On God’s mighty strength, how it was worked in Christ… and what if his church actually thought of it this way.
Sometimes you’re in the mood for lots of reading material, and we got you covered: Our links and books page. Lots of Arminian bloggers, and stuff of Arminian interest. If you’re bored easily, you can always find something new.