The Friday Files compiles posts from Arminian and other non-Calvinist bloggers from round the globe, and highlights older SEA posts. Names in green indicate SEA members. Inclusion isn’t necessarily endorsement. Blame K.W. Leslie for the brief summaries.
- Nelson Banuchi, By the Tree:
- “Devotion #21: No watering down these Bible verses.” [31 Aug 17] When God sought to kill Moses.
- “Devotion #22: Disobedience just makes things worse.” [6 Sep 17] Weren’t there enough frogs in Egypt without the magicians making more?
- Craig S. Keener, Bible Background: “Resisting God’s calling—Exodus 4:1-17.” [4 Sep 17] God’s sign to Moses was only going to be visible AFTER Moses brought the Hebrews out of Egypt.
- K.W. Leslie, Christ Almighty!: “The Wheat and Weeds story.” [6 Sep 17] How letting them grow together might violate Pharisee thinking. And sometimes our own.
- D.V. Wayman, Ironstrikes: “Uncle Buddy: Hung on his own scaffold.” [3 Sep 17] No, not Buddy; Esther’s adversary Haman.
Lifestyle and sanctification
- Charlie Baber, WesleyBros.: “The Parry Gripp of hymns.” [5 Sep 17] Is worship connecting us to each other as much as to God?
- Dan Boone, Dan Boone: “Thoughts on human sexuality.” [6 Jul 17] The Church of the Nazarene’s views on human sexuality.
- Jack Lee (Calvinist), The Chorus in the Chaos: “An apology from a Calvinist.” [29 Aug 17] He doesn’t apologize for the Calvinism, but does for being a real pain about it.
- Stacy J. Ross, Ramblings from Real Man’s Land:
Theology and history
- Leighton Flowers (Trad. Baptist), Soteriology 101: “What about those who have never heard?” [4 Sep 17] What’s general revelation and how effective is it?
- Ed Jarrett, A Clay Jar: “Arminainism: Sovereignty and free will.” [4 Sep 17] Arminians likewise believe in these things, but define them, and God, quite differently from Calvinists.
- Evan Minton, Cerebral Faith:
- Joshua Wu, Laïkós Theológos: “Capital punishment: Justification for death penalties in the Old Testament.” [4 Sep 17] And how it all ties together with Christ Jesus.
Nashville Statement commentary
- Michael L. Brown, Ask Dr. Brown: “Actually, it’s the religious left that’s dying.” [6 Sep 17] Progressive pushback claims the Statement is a gasp from the dying right—but who has the larger churches?
- Taylor S. Brown, The Christian Revolution: “Thoughts on the Nashville Statement.” [3 Sep 17] A truly traditional Christian sexual ethic calls all Christians to be chaste. Not just gays.
- John Frye, Jesus Creed: “The Nashville Statement yet again: A pastor’s take.” [8 Sep 17] The clarity of God’s truth must be expressed with the character of God’s heart.
- K.W. Leslie, Christ Almighty!: “The Nashville Statement, and sexism.” [4 Sep 17] The complementarian (and Calvinist) origin, and nature, of the Statement.
- Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed: “The Nashville Statement: A pastoral approach.” [4 Sep 17] Why, why now, and to what end?
Videos and podcasts
- Vin Artese, Remonstrance: “Episode 22: The spectrum of salvation (part 2).” [29 Aug 17] On semi-Augustinianism and Augustinianism.
- John Boruff, WesleyGospel.com: “An Arminian Pentecostal renunciation of Calvinism.” [31 Aug 17] Heavy emphasis on the Pentecostal parts.
- Michael L. Brown, Ask Dr. Brown: “Should believers celebrate Halloween?” [4 Sep 17] So it’s early. He still has a problem with it.
From the SEA archives
- Solus Arminius:
- “Does God not love those whom he has not unconditionally elected to save?” [29 Jul 11] How far does the scope of God’s love extend?
- “The necessity of practical, biblical, systematic theology.” [1 Aug 11] ’Cause ideas have real-world consequences.
- Don Chapa: “A brief overview of Arminian theology (A presentation to the SharperIron Community).” [14 Jul 11] Providing the SharperIron website with the FACTS.
- Kevin Jackson: “Letting the dog out and compatibilism.” [27 Jul 11] Whose fault is it that doggy made a poopy in the basement?
- J.C. Thibodaux:
- “Calvinism’s bad check.” [19 Jul 11] Why limited atonement is an insincere gospel.
- “The fallacies of Calvinist apologetics: The Arminian view of divine foreknowledge attacks God’s aseity.” [20 Jul 11] Calvinists insist if God’s knowledge is in any way based on human will, it means he’s not self-existent. But to say so, they have to redefine self-existence.
- “Romans 9 in context; God’s just prerogative in confounding all confidence in the law of works.” [21 Jul 11] If God has a covenant with the Hebrews, why are so many of them even so excluded from his kingdom?
- “The fallacies of Calvinist apologetics: The Arminian view of divine foreknowledge attacks God’s simplicity and immutability.” [22 Jul 11] Taking apart Tim Prussic’s claims that God’s knowledge is so tied to his essence, he’s dependent on what he knows.
- “The contradiction between ‘perseverance of the saints’ and the scriptural warnings against apostasy.” [25 Jul 11] Why would the authors of scripture warn against us falling away, if falling away were impossible?
- “Where Calvinism gets Romans 9 wrong: Who do Jacob and Esau represent?” [28 Jul 11] Nations; but Calvinists decontextualize and oversimplify them to claim individuals.