It’s the St. Abercius Day edition of the Friday Files, your weekly visit to SEA’s archives… unless you gave up the internet for Lent, in which case I guess you’re visiting this on Sunday, unless you’re one of those Protestants who isn’t aware you don’t fast on feast days.
Anyway, articles and links frequently reflect SEA’s views, but sometimes don’t, so proceed with your eyes open. Articles are from the last week of February…
- William Lane Craig, “Who Did Christ Die For?” [Video; should be “Whom,” but whatever.] If he died for everyone, shouldn’t everyone be saved?
- Matt O’Reilly, Orthodoxy for Everyone. [YouTube] O’Reilly’s YouTube channel on theology. Check it out.
- Felipe Diez III, “Types of Calvinism—A Comprehensive List.” Nine types of Calvinism (six of them he considers orthodox), and their doctrinal positions on soteriology.
- Udo Middelmann, “God, Pharaoh, and God’s Sovereignty in Romans 9.” From Middelmann’s The Innocence of God chapter 5, he explains why the Calvinist interpretation of Romans 9 is unbiblical.
- Roger E. Olson, “Is There a Difference Between ‘Permitting Evil’ and ‘Doing Evil’?” Many Calvinists, atheists, and process theologians believe God’s sovereignty is such that sitting things out is the same as rendering the outcome certain. Either way he’s on the hook.
- Ron Callaway, “The Omniscience of God and Open Theism.” [PDF] God knows the future. Not because he foreordains all of it, nor because he’s the most brilliant prognosticator ever.
- William Birch, “This Week in Arminianism.” The Arminian blogosphere five years ago. (It’s not much different from today!)
- Brennon Hartshorn, “Romans 5:6: Who Are the Ungodly?” If Christ died for the ungodly, so the elect must be the ungodly, does it follow the reprobate are… godly?
- Eric Landstrom, “The Reciprocal Dynamic of Grace.” God is relational and personable, and as such we should expect him to interact with us in a personal relationship—which is a dual, reciprocal, synergistic process.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Kennard: ‘Petrine Redemption: Its Meaning and Extent’.” A summary of Kennard’s article [PDF] on how Peter understood redemption as a changed life—assuming believers continue to grow and change.
- Martin Glynn, “Ephesians 2:11-12: A Devotional.” We don’t have a right to salvation, particularly if we’re Gentiles. Yet Christ brought us near.
Who got the links? Who got the books? We got the links! We got the books! When you’ve read all the articles in our archives you can handle, and wanna explore elsewhere, check out some other sites of Arminian interest. Have fun!