It’s the St. Bablyas of Antioch’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our weekly “this week in SEA history” feature. Articles and links don’t always reflect the views of SEA, and our members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the fourth week of January…
- Ravi Zacharias, “Why Doesn’t God Stop Evil?” [YouTube] Why understanding God and the Bible have to be done through a lens of relationship.
- Ben Henshaw, et al. “X-Calvinist Corner.” The testimonies of people who used to be Calvinist, and now aren’t.
- Michael Bird, “Thomas C. Oden’s Autobiography.” A positive review of Oden’s A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir—his story of transforming from a ’60s radical to a paleo-orthodox theologian.
- Eric Landstrom, “Thomas Oden’s Paleo-Orthodoxy.” How Oden defined the process of looking at the way ancient Christians understood the scriptures.
- Roger E. Olson, “Review of Oliver Crisp’s Deviant Calvinism Part Five.” On chapter 5 of Crisp’s book, “Universalism and Particularism”: A disappointing chapter where Crisp tries to defend double predestination.
- Mike Barlotta, “3 Characteristics of Predestination.” Which, as Calvinists define it, inevitably make God the cause of every effect. Including sin.
- SEA admin, “This Week in Arminianism.” Arminians blogged many things that week, and here they are.
- William Birch, “Did Arminius Deny the Deity of Jesus Christ?” Abraham Kuyper claimed Arminius was unitarian, and Calvinists since have made this claim many times of Arminius and the Remonstrants. It’s without merit.
- William Birch, “Arminius’s Christology.” So what did Arminius write about who Christ Jesus is?
- William Birch, “Calvinism’s Exhaustive Determinism and Old Testament Scriptures.” If the LORD “unchangeably ordained whatsoever comes to pass,” why does he object to, and punish, ancient Israel when it went its own way?
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files.” The first version of the Friday Files looked back at individual articles. Today’s was Robert B. Chisholm Jr.’s “Anatomy of an Anthropomorphism: Does God Discover Facts?” [PDF] in which he looks at passages which suggest our omniscient God nonetheless learns something new.
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