It’s the St. Francis of Assisi’s Day edition of the Friday Files, where we take a break from trying to find new content and show off a bunch of our previous content. It’s all good stuff.
It doesn’t always reflect the views of SEA and its members, ’cause sometimes Calvinists write stuff we might want to read. SEA members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the end of September and start of October…
Last year! (2018)
- Jakob Hermanszoon, “Nine Theological Questions.” A questionnaire on soteriology given to the University of Leyden’s professors, which Arminius answered.
- Jakob Hermanszoon, “Disputation 3: On Blessedness, the End of Theology.” An outline of theology’s objective, our blessedness.
- Jakob Hermanszoon, “Disputation 2: On the Manner in Which Theology Must Be Taught.” How Arminius preferred to teach on the subject—as opposed to how others preferred it.
- Vic Reasoner, “Salvation.” [audio] In two more parts: Part 3 and Part 4. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner continues to discuss the doctrine of salvation.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Steve Seamands, “Introduction to Wesleyan Theology.” [audio] Asbury Theological Seminary’s systematic theology class. Powerpoints included for most of them. [You can only download the audio once you sign up for an account.]
- Bruce Ware and Thomas Schreiner, vs. Joseph R. Dongell and Jerry Walls, “The Great Debate: Predestination vs. Free Will.” Ware and Schreiner take the Calvinist side, Dongell and Walls the Arminian, in a debate held April 2001.
- David L. 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 limited atonement.
- Roger E. Olson, “An Arminian-Anabaptist Response to ‘A church for Exiles’ by Carl R. Trueman.” Since Trueman believes everything reflects God’s sovereign will, shouldn’t that include the United States’ decline into decadence? So why decry it?
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 2:1-2; A Devotional.” We’ve been redeemed from a sinful past. So… how different has your life become?
- Dan Chapa, “Resistible vs. Irresistible Grace: The Key Issue.” Calvinists claim the key disagreement between us is whether our theology is man-centered or God-centered. But properly it’s whether God gives his grace in such a way that necessitates faith.
- “Church History and Calvinism.” / “Calvinism Was Taught First by Augustine.” [PDF] Articles on how Calvinism has no strong precedent in Christian history.
- A.M. Mallett, “A Calvary-Focused Faith.” Jesus’s resurrection only confirms what he achieved at his death, and our focus needs to remain on that.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Dunn, A Discourse on the Freedom of the Will.” In Ransom Dunn’s 1850 book, [Google Books] he takes apart two of Jonathan Edwards’s main arguments effectively.
SEA has a whole page of resources—books and websites and blogs to read—which should more than take care of you if you’re still looking for weekend reading material. Go visit the page and find yourself something interesting.