It’s St. Saturnin’s Day (or, if you’re more of a Mammonist, it’s Black Friday). And since it’s Friday, it’s time for the Friday Files, our sampling of side-dish leftovers from SEA’s feast of archives. (Hey, they’re still yummy.)
These links and articles are of interest to SEA and its members (whose names are in blue), but don’t always reflect our views. Articles are from the fourth week of November…
- Keith Stanglin, “The Resurgence of Calvinism.” Some of the reasons why Christians find Calvinism attractive… which are actually valid reasons. [Not that Calvinism legitimately meets these needs.]
- Keith Stanglin, “Calvinism and Its Implications.” A longer definition of what Calvinism is, what the acronym TULIPS (note the S) represents, and the implications of these six points.
- The 1 Peter 4:12 Blog, “Teaching on John 10: The Good Shepherd and His Sheep.” Whom was Jesus talking about when he spoke about his sheep?
- Vic Reasoner, “The Role of the Law in Wesleyan Theology.” [audio] In two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner discusses the three uses of the Law, how John Wesley used them in his theology, and Wesley’s sermon “The Law Established Through Faith, Discourse Two.”
- Roger E. Olson, “What Did Charles Hodge Say about ‘The Decrees of God’?” Due to his influence on American Evangelical theology, Hodge is an expert on John Calvin’s thought. What he believed about Calvinism, matters.
- Roger E. Olson, “What Did Charles Hodge Say about ‘The Decrees of God’? (Part 2)” So in Hodge’s Systematic Theology, God’s will is such that everything happens to reveal his nature and perfection. Including heinous sins; God renders them certain because he knows best.
- Book of Common Prayer, “A Thanksgiving Prayer.” Happy Thanksgiving.
- Roger E. Olson, “Follow Up to My Post about the False Gospel of ‘Christian’ Moralism.” Over the years there’s been a trend in American Christians away from the gospel, and towards moralistic, therapeutic deism. More superficial, outward change; less Holy Spirit.
- Kevin Jackson, “Interesting Links 11-29-09.” Items of Arminian interest on the internet.
To continue with that feast metaphor: If you’ve feasted on our archives several days in a row, sometimes you wanna mix it up with some other dishes; maybe the all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant of SEA’s links page. (Mmm, Mongolian.) Our bloggers update regularly, even during the holidays. Dig in.