The Friday Files compiles links to posts from Arminian and other non-Calvinistic bloggers from around the globe. All links are offered because they are thought to be of potential interest to those who are interested in Arminian/Calvinist issues. Inclusion of links here does not necessarily mean the linked material is Arminian or carries SEA’s approval. Any commentary on highlighted material does not necessarily represent SEA’s viewpoint, but belongs solely to the compiler.
- Craig L. Adams of The Hidden Life website presents “Quietness and Right Action,” informing us that in the spirit of stillness is where the image of God shines brightest within us; which corresponds to his offerings “Spiritual Quiet and Happiness,” and “The Quiet Person of Faith.”
- Andrew, from Beyond Calvinism, asks “Does Determinism Destroy Discipleship?” and allows Balthasar Hubmaier and John Wesley their voice to answering the question.
- Dr. Dale Wayman of IRONSTRIKES offers us a week with John Wesley: “Wesley’s 22 Questions,” which he and his followers asked themselves every day; “Wesley’s Question: ‘How is Your Doing?’” which encourages the believer to examine not only one’s doing, for the Kingdom, but also one’s inner doing, with the Spirit; “Wesley’s 4 Questions on the Use of Money,” a subject on which, given that Wesley earned quite a substantial income, he was qualified to speak; and also “3 Points about Wesley’s Creedal Faith,” an informative piece regarding the foundation of Wesley’s Anglican-Arminian faith.
- Solus Arminius this week brings us “A Dialogue on John Piper’s Concept of the Glory of God,” in which the blogger suggests that the glory of God — the absolute worthiness of God — is not dependent upon any reaction, action, or inaction of man; “Arminianism: Reaction-Oriented or Theological System?“, a post responding to and challenging the notion that Arminianism is merely a reaction against Calvinism; “Why Does the Arminian Pray?” which is a response to the concept that, because divine determinism is denied by the Arminian, then God cannot effect answers to prayer; and, finally, “When Trusting God Becomes Difficult,” which may especially be the case when one experiences trial after trial after trial.
- Dr. Leighton Flowers of the Soteriology 101 podcast asks and answers: “Does God Really Love His Enemies?“
- The Society of Evangelical Arminians highlights Dr. Roger Olson’s review of Jerry Walls’ latest book, Does God Love Everyone?, Solus Arminius’ “Can God Love All People?,” The Bible Project Video on Job, and Jeremy Ostrander’s “Calvinist Misconceptions: The Arminian View of Man’s Fallen State.”