The Friday Files

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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.

  • Dr. Leighton Flowers of Soteriology 101 writes about “The Rise of Soteriological Traditionalism,” a non-Calvinistic yet non-Arminian theology of salvation among conservative Southern Baptists.
  • Dr. David L. Allen promotes a recently-published book, Anyone Can Be Saved! — a volume expounding upon the non-Calvinistic yet non-Arminian “traditional” view of salvation among conservative Southern Baptists.
  • SBC Today presents pastor Ronnie W. Rogers’ two-part work: “God, Creation, and the Presence of Sin: Calvinism’s Dilemma” (Part One, Part Two).
  • Martin Glynn of The Irish Protestant offers “The Teleological Argument for the Existence of Libertarian Freedom.” Martin argues, in part, “If there is no libertarian free will, then God does not have libertarian free will. If God does not have libertarian free will, then every decision He makes is a manifestation of His nature. Since His nature is what it is necessarily, then everything that God does happens out of necessity. Therefore, without [libertarian free will], design is simply a form of necessity, even if we consider them true and free choices.”
  • The Remonstrance podcast offers Episode 7: “Arminius on Predestination.”
  • Kingswood Hart of The Predestination Station argues that Romans 3:1-4:25 is key to understanding Romans chapters 9-11: “The reason that the church in Rome contained both ethnic Israelites and Gentiles is that salvation is not according to ethnicity but is on the basis of who has faith in Christ.”
  • Matt O’Reilly, of Orthodoxy for Everyone, has an article published in a recent 9Marks Journal: “A Wesleyan Approach to Pastoral Authority.”
  • Dr. Dale Wayman of IRONSTRIKES brings us “In Defense of Denominations,” a post that celebrates diversity within unity of the body of Christ; “In Defense of the Small Church,” a reminder that God performs great work in congregations with small numbers; “Country Club Church,” a post that confronts complacency in churches that advance an “us-four-and-no-more” attitude; and “Holier Than Thou,” in which the author wrestles with the problem of elitism.
  • The Society of Evangelical Arminians highlights Part Three of Ben Witherington’s review of Dr Roger Olson’s Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities, Andrew’s “(Re)Thinking through Romans 9,” Rich Davis’ “What’s Not Wrong with Jerry Walls’ Argument against Calvinism,” and Dr. Dale Wayman’s “Wesley’s Question: ‘How’s Your Doing?’