The Friday Files

, posted by AndrewH

We were saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Dr Thomas Oden. I know his writings have had a significant influence on many of us at SEA. I was first introduced to Dr Oden through his books How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind and The Transforming Power of Grace, and I have been impacted by a number of his other writings since. You can read more about Dr Oden in a tribute from Christianity Today: Thomas Oden, Methodist Theologian Who Found Classical Christianity


The Friday Files compiles links to posts from Arminian and other non-Calvinistic bloggers from around the globe, and highlights older posts from the SEA archives. All links are offered because they are thought to be of potential interest to those who follow the Arminian/Calvinist discussion. Inclusion of a link here does not necessarily mean the linked material is Arminian or carries SEA’s approval.

Remonstrance Podcast publish Episode #10: Wesley on Predestination

So What? Podcast discuss Why John Wesley was not Pelagian in a conversation between an Anglican, a Reformed Baptist and a Wesleyan-Arminian about Pelagius.

Soteriology 101 Podcast (Traditionalist Southern Baptist) release James White and Cage Stage Calvinism

The Irish Protestant writes Who Speaks For Arminianism?

Wesleyan Arminian shares The Arminian Theology of “What’s in the Bible”

Seedbed addresses the question, “How can we teach our youth about Wesleyan Theology?”; and posts Timothy Tennent’s ‘Saint Thomas, Not “Doubting Thomas,” Preaches the Gospel in India’ which also announces his forthcoming book, How God Saves the World: A Short History of Global Christianity

Ironstrikes offers a Scripture Sonnet by Thomas Cogswell Upham, “The Power of God in Creation

Dr Paige Patterson (Traditionalist Southern Baptist) provides a clarification of his recent comments regarding Calvinists in the SBC: “Concerning Remarks on Calvinism in Chapel at Southwestern

Helwys Society Forum post a review of the new book, The Promise of Arminian Theology: Essays in Honor of F. Leroy Forlines

The Gospel Coalition (a Calvinist website) publishes Dr Fred Sander’s review of the book The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr (and, in case you missed it, also check out TGC’s interview with Dr Sanders from back in 2012, “You’re a Calvinist, Right?”)

The Society of Evangelical Arminians offer:

Arminianism Vs. Decisionism

Feedback: Arminians Limit the Power of the Atonement

Remonstrance Minisode 4: The Adventures of Johannes Wtenbogaert; and

Ben Witherington and Roger Olson, “Roger Olson’s Arminian Theology – Part 10”

And, from the SEA archives, highlight:

Ephesians 2:14; A Devotional

Arminian Minute: Is Unconditional Election Good News for the Despairing Soul?

Arminian Confession of 1621 and Apostasy

Arminius’ Nine Questions For the Synod of Dort; and

Friday Files: Taking Up My Cross