Happy tenth day of Christmas! It’s the St. Daniel of Padua’s Day edition of the Friday Files. It may be a new year (and new decade, for that matter) but we’re still gonna look back at previous years on Fridays, and see what SEA hath wrought.
Articles and links are felt to be of interest to SEA and our members. Their views aren’t always those of SEA; regardless of who wrote ’em, read with discernment. SEA members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the first weeks of January…
- Jeff Paton, “Prevenient Grace.” A paper presented to the “Methodism in the 21st Century” conference in Columbus, Georgia.
- Roy Ingle, “Book on Unlimited Atonement.” A brief review of The Death Christ Died, a book by a Calvinist which nonetheless upholds unlimited atonement.
- John A. Knight, “Scourge of Legalism.” As practiced, it’s not really about substituting works for grace. It’s about adding the works to God’s grace—and often subtracting love.
- Vic Reasoner, “Eschatology.” [audio] In two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner discusses the doctrine of last things.
- John Wesley, “John Wesley’s New Year.” How did John Wesley spend the new year in 1785, when he was 82 years old? Meeting needs.
- Seedbed, “12 Bible Verses for the New Year.” If your pastor, your daily devotional books, your bible software, your favorite Christian websites, and all sorts of other resources haven’t managed to give you some verses to meditate upon in the new year… here ya go.
- Fred Sanders, “Salvation and the Mission of God.” In two parts: Part 1 on the order of salvation and how one’s belief on the atonement’s extent affects their mission; and Part 2 on how one’s beliefs further affect their mission, and the difference between compromise and cooperation.
- J. Matthew Pinson, “Daniel Whitby on the Warning Passages in Hebrews.” Though Calvnist, Whitby interprets Hebrews’ warning passages the same as an Arminian would—and doesn’t consider them hypothetical.
- Adam Omelianchuk, “Two Wills, Yes; A Will to Damn, No: A Response to Piper.” In response to John Piper’s article “Are There Two Wills in God?” his way of explaining it is to equivocate what “prefers” means.
- Roger E. Olson, “Review of Oliver Crisp’s Deviant Calvinism Part Two.” On chapter 2 of Deviant Calvinism, “Eternal Justification”: The three views different Calvinists hold about when God decides his elect are justified.
- Steve Sewell, “God’s Plan of Election (Commentary on Romans 9).” In two parts: Part 1, about how the chapter needs to be read in light of God’s loving character; and Part 2, on Israel’s hardened response to God.
- Kevin Jackson, “Scholarly Resources Added—Steve Witzki.” He’s written or compiled some articles on faith and perseverance.
- SEA admin, “Refuting Edwards and Calvinist Compatibilism and Arguments against Genuine Free Will.” Some resources which take on these topics—namely books, particularly Daniel Whedon’s Freedom of the Will.
- SEA forum, “Do Calvinists Read the Same Bible?” Filter it through exhaustive determinism enough, and it surely doesn’t feel like it.
- William Birch, “Point by Point with John Piper on Arminianism.” As usual, Piper is woefully ignorant about what Arminianism is and teaches.
The Friday Files just offers a glimpse into our archive, and of course you can dig deeper into it and see what else is in there.
And you can visit our page of links and books. It’s plenty of stuff to read, and’ll keep you well occupied till next Friday.