It’s the St. Marcian of Tortona Day edition of the Friday Files, your weekly trip through previous years of SEA’s articles and links. The views expressed in them are often that of SEA, but not always. SEA members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the first week of March…
- Roy Ingle, “Points of Agreement with Calvinist.” They are fellow Christians, y’know. We have way more in common than not.
- D.V. Wayman, “Book Recommendation: Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives.” Need an introduction to how contemporary philosophers see free will? That’d be Kevin Timpe’s book.
- D.V. Wayman, “Book Recommendation: Discovering Christian Holiness.” Need an introduction to the Wesleyan Holiness movement? That’d be Diane Leclerc’s book.
- Vic Reasoner, “Imputed Righteousness.” [audio] Part of the FWS Podcast, this is a lecture on the orthodox Wesleyan view of how Christ’s righteousness is imputed to his followers.
- Mike Barlotta, “Augustine’s Evolving Views on Free Will.” Seems he initially believed in free will, but over time he developed a monergistic view of salvation.
- Charles Edward White, “Calvin’s Five-Point Misunderstanding of Romans 9: An Intertextual Analysis.” [PDF] Many Christians, Calvinists included, don’t share John Calvin’s belief in double predestination, a view based on his serious misinterpretation of Romans 9.
- Brian Abasciano, “James White’s Faulty Treatment of the Greek and Context of Acts 13:48.” Some of the stretching and pulling White uses to get “as many as were ordained to eternal life” (KJV) to mean what he wants.
- Roger E. Olson, “A Reformed Theologian’s Critique of Divine Determinism.” In Emil Brunner’s Dogmatics 1: The Christian Doctrine of God chapter 22, he rejects divine determinism—much as Reformed theologians outside the United States tend to do.
- William Birch, “This Week in Arminianism.” If you’re short of Arminian-related reading material, here’s a bunch.
- William Birch, “A Brief Quid Pro Quo: What is Right about Calvinism.” ’Cause they’re not entirely wrong in everything they teach.
- William Birch, “Mission Possible: A Response to Shai Linne.” Linne’s song “Mission Accomplished” promotes limited atonement; we have some beef with that.
- J.C. Thibodaux, “A Fatal Flaw in Calvinism.” God blessed the folks in the scriptures because they obeyed—a view contrary to determinists, who insist human action has no bearing on God’s decisions.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Audio File of Dr. Pinson on the Albert Mohler Show.” A link to Drs. Matt Pinson and Mark Deaver discussing Calvinism in “Calvin’s 500 Year Legacy.” [audio].
When you check out our members’ blogs you’ll find a few of ’em go back even farther than SEA does. So if you’re still looking for good stuff to read, there ya go.