It’s the St. Dorcas/Tabitha’s Day edition of the Friday Files, in which we present previous SEA articles and links, and you decide whether they sound interesting enough to visit.
Their views don’t necessarily reflect those of SEA and its members. SEA members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the fourth week of October…
Last year! (2018)
- K.W. Leslie, “When I Introduce People to Calvinism….” I tend to describe Calvinism to people thisaway. Usually it horrifies them.
- Ben Witherington III, “The Great Legacy of Richard Watson’s Theological Institutes.” An excerpt from Witherington’s introduction to a recent edition of the Institutes.
- Vic Reasoner, “Sanctification.” [audio] In two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner discusses the doctrine of sanctification.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Jerry Walls, “The Sovereignty of God.” God is Lord of the universe. It’s not a Calvinist distinctive; it’s Christian, and biblical. But Calvinists take it too far by incorporating determinism.
- Roger E. Olson, “Who’s a ‘Real Evangelical’?” Starting with the obvious, “What’s an Evangelical?” Because Olson was accused of not being one, and his critic likely mixed it up with Fundamentalism.
- David L. Allen, “Review of Henri Blocher, Chapter 20, ‘Systematic Theology of Definite Atonement’ in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her.” Blocher concludes either one believes in definite atonement, or universalism. He systemically misread a few original sources in order to get there, though.
- Jerry Walls, “Divine Predestination and Human Freedom.” Either we have the free will to embrace or reject God’s salvation, or we have no say in the matter and freedom gets redefined till it really means programming.
- Charles Gutenson, “John Wesley’s Order of Salvation.” [video] An outline of the work of God, which begins with prevenient grace and ends with glorifying grace.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Solus Arminius, “Arminius 400: The Legacy of Jacob Arminius.” On Arminius’s godly character and intellectual stature—as testified by Calvinists.
- Ben Witherington III, “For Whom Did Christ Die?” The world. Because God is love.
- Admin, “Dilemmas of Calvinism.” Craig R. Brown’s book The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism introduces and addresses inconsistencies in Calvinist thought. But here are four problems with the book.
- Richard Coords, “Why Is Calvin Controversial?” Some Calvinist preachers tried to answer this question, and fumbled it. Really, it’s about his theology… and the severely legalistic way he ran Geneva.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: McCant’s ‘A Wesleyan Interpretation of Romans 5-8.’ ” In Jerry McCant’s article for the 1981 Wesleyan Theological Journal he concludes the text doesn’t explicitly support a second work of grace; sanctification is instead depicted as a lifestyle in Christ.
Many’s the time people have wondered, “Where can I find Arminianism on the internet?” Well here ya go. Enough Arminianism to keep you reading for months. Have fun!