The Friday Files is SEA’s weekly look back at our archives. Our members’ names are in blue. Not everything in them reflects SEA’s positions (including my summaries), but they’re considered of interest to Arminians.
From last year: June 2019.
- Lionel Woods, X-Calvinist Corner Files: Testimony #9. Taken to its logical conclusion, Calvinists have to be hyper-Calvinists.
- Ben Henshaw, “Why Does ONe Person Believe and Another Does Not?” Calvinists reject conditional election because it implies we’re more humble or wise when we believe. No; it’s because we have faith.
- Matthew McAfee, “Covenant and the Warnings of Hebrews: The Blessing and the Curse.” [PDF] Comparing and connecting the warnings of Hebrews, with the blessings and curses found in Deuteronomy and the Old Testament.
- Vic Reasoner (of the FWS Podcast, “The Book of Ephesians.” [audio] An interview with Reasoner about his commentary on Ephesians.
From five years ago: May 2015.
- William Birch, “Forthcoming Book on Jacob Arminius.” A preview of Rustin E. Brian’s Jacob Arminius: The Man from Oudewater, and links to some other recent books on Arminius.
- B.P. Burnett, “A Classical Arminian Doctrine of Sin: Select Bibliography.” Burnett compiled a brief bibliography of books on sin and depravity from a classical Arminian view. (It’s in DOCX format.)
- Roger E. Olson, “Arminius’s Reformed Doctrine of Justification.” Reformed folks continue to misrepresent Arminius’s view of justification as more Catholic than Protestant.
- William Birch, “The Doctrine of Original Sin: Arminius vs. Episcopius.” Arminius’s view of how Adam and Eve’s sin passed down to humanity, and how his successor Simon Episcopius went even further.
From ten years ago: May 2010.
- Richard Coords, “Steve Gregg on Calvinism.” Steve Gregg’s evaluation of the biblical basis for Calvinist and non-Calvinist theology. He doesn’t wholly accurately describe the Arminian view, but it’s helpful nonetheless.
- Dan Chapa, “Bavinck on Supra/Infra-Lapsarian Predestination.” Commenting on Herman Bavinck’s “Supralapsarianism and Infralapsrianism,” in which he goes through Calvinist orders of salvation… and picks and chooses his favorite points. As people will do when their systems have serious drawbacks.
Today: SEA’s links and books.
Hopefully this peek into SEA’s archive inspires you to dig into it further. If not—or if you’ve already done so—our links and books page provides plenty of reading material from other Arminians, particularly those who blog regularly. Have a look!