Once again, we look back at the articles and links SEA gathered together in years previous. They don’t always reflect SEA’s views; they’re stuff we find of interest, not stuff which just confirms everything we believe. (Although much of the time, the non-Arminian stuff winds up unintentionally doing just that.) SEA members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the second week of October…
Last year! (2018)
- Roger E. Olson, “Back to Theology: Again with Arminianism.” Olson writes on his lifelong mission to correct Calvinist misperceptions about Arminianism.
- Roger E. Olson, “An Arminian Account of Free Will.” The history of Evangelical views on free will—both Calvinist compatibilism and Arminian libertarianism.
- Mako A. Nagasawa, “Predestination and Free Will in Romans 9–11.” These chapters of Romans aren’t so much about election and predestination as they are about God’s freedom of choice at various times within his covenant community.
- The Remonstrance podcast, “The Life of Martin Luther” in two parts, Episode 49 and Episode 50. In honor of the 501st anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, two lectures on Dr. Martin Luther’s life: If not for him, there’d be neither a Jacob Arminius nor a John Wesley. [Well there might… but they’d be mighty different.]
Five years ago! (2014)
- Kevin Jackson, “The Case for Inclusivism.” Is it possible to be justified by faith yet not explicitly know who Christ Jesus is? Jackson thinks so, makes his case from the scriptures, and believes Arminians should embrace the idea.
- B.P. Burnett, “ ‘The Case for Inclusivism’: An Arminian Response.” Burnett objects to Jackson’s article point by point: If one needn’t know of Christ to be saved, what’s the point of evangelism?
- John Sanders, “Those Who Have Never Heard: A Survey of the Major Positions.” [PDF] Christian views on the destiny of those who never hear the gospel: Universalism, restrictivism, postmortem evangelism, and inclusivism.
- Russ Veldman, “Classic Catechism Possibly in Third Translation.” Veldman’s Classic Catechism is growing in overseas use, and being translated into yet more languages.
- John Piper, “Is Faith Meritorious?” Piper states saving faith is our response to… God’s prevenient grace. [Yeah, he posted this on April Fools Day. But he actually wasn’t kidding.]
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 2:3; A Devotional.” We need to look upon non-Christians as potential children of grace.
- Daniel Nebauer, “1 Cor 10:13: Free Because God Is Sovereign.” Is exhaustive determinism even biblical? Well we are held responsible for giving in to temptation.
- Daniel Nebauer, “Calvinist Justice.” A description of how Calvinists imagine God’s justice is served to the reprobate… to the tune of “Amazing Grace.”
- Kevin Jackson, “Pursuing Righteousness by Faith.” We don’t attain a right standing with God because of our moral uprightness, but because we put our faith in Jesus. Not our works.
- James M. Leonard, “Is God a Miserable Failure?” That’s how Calvinists claim Arminians describe God—if Jesus died for everyone, yet not everyone is saved. But what is God trying to be successful at?—throwing his might around, or loving people into his kingdom?
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Cottrell, ‘Sovereignty and Free Will.’ ” In Cottrell’s article, he asks whether there’s a logical consistency between God’s will and humans’ will—about just how far God’s determinations extend.
Too often people object there’s just not enough Arminianism on the internet. Maybe not. But SEA’s links and books page will point you to a ton of it, so if you’re looking for that sweet, sweet Arminian material, here’s some fun stuff to read.