It’s the St. Fausta of Cyzicus’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our sixth-day look back at SEA posts and links of years ago. Sometimes they reflect SEA’s views; sometimes not. Sometimes members’ names are in blue… nah, they’re in blue. Posts are from the third week of September…
Last year! (2018)
- Michael L. Brown, “The Real Meaning of ‘On Earth as It Is in Heaven.’ ” In short, pray that things on earth be exactly (within reason, of course) as they are in heaven.
- Charles Wesley, “The Horrible Decree.” It’s not his best-known hymn; it has 15 verses after all. But it thoroughly objects to limited atonement.
- Michael Egnor, “More Than Material Minds.” A neuroscientist notes there’s an aspect of the self, the intellect and will, which isn’t the brain.
- The Remonstrance podcast, “Wesley on Medicine and Healing” in Episode 47 and Episode 48. John Wesley’s theology of divine healing, and how it differs from present-day and Puritan charismatic teachings.
Five years ago! (2014)
- David Allen, “Does Penal Substitution Entail Limited Atonement? Review of Williams’ Chapter 17 in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her.” Garry Williams insists if you believe in penal substitutionary atonement, you gotta believe in definite (limited) atonement.
- Seedbed’s “Resources on the book of Romans.” Videos from Ben Witherington III, Craig Keener, and Jim Miller on Romans.
- Dan Chapa, “Acts 4:28: Mental Resolution or Causal Predetermination?” Comparing the way the 1984 NIV and the 2012 ISV translated προορίζω to support either God’s stated intentions, or determinism.
- Grant Osborne, “Exegetical Notes on Calvinist Texts.” On the most common proof texts used to support Calvinism’s five points—and how, once read in context, any claims they support Calvinism’s points are undone.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Martin Glynn, “The Funniest Anti-Arminian Post I Have Ever Seen.” Supposedly Arminianism is a form of the deterministic beliefs of Manichaeism. Us, determinists?
- Brennon Hartshorn, “Eternal Security and the Bible.” No, you can’t lose your faith and salvation. But you can certainly abandon it. It’s why the authors of the scriptures warn us not to.
- Dan Chapa, “The Equivocation of Regeneration.” Charles Hodge’s view of regeneration, contrasted with that of Jacob Arminius.
- Dan Chapa, “The Difference Maker.” We don’t want to say Christian believers can take credit for our faith. But neither do we want to go the Calvinist route of determinism.
- Dan Chapa, “Laurence Vance, ‘A Critique of The Potter’s Freedom by James White.” Vance’s book review he makes some incisive points about Calvinism and God’s nature.
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 1:22-23; a Devotional.” It’s only as Christ’s body that we have access to Christ’s power.
Obviously we didn’t only post stuff in 2009, 2014, and 2018. Feel free to read all the articles in all the years in between. And once you’ve had your fill, visit the many blogs and websites of SEA’s members.