SEA has been diligently providing its readers with excellent Arminian resources. Recently Dr. Brian Abasciano's newest theological article on corporate election was made available. Here is the write-up from SEA [Introducing Dr. Brian Abasciano's "Clearing Up Misconceptions About Corporate Election"]: SEA is excited to announce the addition to our site of Dr. Brian Abasciano’s recently published article … Continue reading Some New Must Read Articles at SEA (Abasciano and McCall)
Update: Regarding Steve Hays' embarrassing blunder documented below concerning Ardel Caneday, it seems that Hays is still unwilling to admit error as documented in the combox of a later post here. This, coupled with the fact that he later went back and deleted his reference to Caneday being a fictional candy man in his initial post, raises … Continue reading 1 Cor. 10:13 Re-revisted: Substance Vs. Sophistry
Reviewing the Disagreement I was going to respond to Steve’s second response point by point and exchange rhetorical blows with him along the way, but I think such a response would only serve to distract us from the main contentions at issue here. For that reason, it is important to review what this discussion is … Continue reading Revisting 1 Cor. 10:13
Calvinist Steve Hays has weighed in on my use of 1 Cor. 10:13 in my post on The Reality of Choice and the Testimony of Scripture. He quotes a section from my post where I make the case that the passage cannot comport with determinism, and then complains, What's so odd about this claim is … Continue reading A Contextual Examination of 1 Cor. 10:13
Below is my response to Dominic's follow-up rebuttal of my post concerning the purpose of regeneration in Calvinism. You can read my response to his first reply here. It is quite lengthy because the discussion primarily turns on issues of exegesis, and exegesis requires careful attention to language and context. If Dominic replies again I will just focus … Continue reading Responding To Dominic’s Second Rebuttal on Regeneration Preceding Faith
Below is an answer offered by "Dominic" to my post on the purpose of regeneration in the Calvinist scheme, with my response to his answer interspersed. He also touches on my post concerning the Arminian ordo. I was originally going to leave my response in his combox, but since it became very long, and since it deals with a … Continue reading Addressing Dominic’s Response to the Purpose of Regeneration in Calvinism
J.C. Thibodaux continues to expose John Hendryx's many logical fallacies and blatant misrepresentation of synergism. Be sure to check it out. Reply to John Hendryx's continued distortions You can read J.C.'s initial reply to John's "Challenge to all Synergists" here and his response to John's first rebuttal (via e-mail) here.
Please follow this link to the original post at my old Blogger site since the post got jumbled somehow in the transfer to WordPress, and I don't have time right now to try to fix it. I hope to eventually move the post here again when I can find the time.
Gordan posted a response to my latest post concerning our discussion on John 5:40. He made the point to me that our dialogue was becoming cumbersome due the length of our responses. He suggested a cross examination to narrow the focus and end the exchange. In private e-mail we agreed that a cross examination would … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up With Gordan on John 5:40
Some of you may remember a short debate I had with Gordan from over at Reformed Mafia concerning the implications of John 5:40 with regards to the Calvinist understanding of the ordo salutis [Gordan Gives Me Props And Rebukes At Reformed Mafia]. Well, it seems that since the first “hit” was unsuccessful; Gordan has reloaded … Continue reading Gordan Takes Another Shot at John 5:40
In our recent discussion with Triablogue, we debated the issue of the possibility of a true saint falling away and several warning passages in scripture addressed specifically to the saints that warn against the same (from Matthew 5, Hebrews 4, Revelation 22, and to a smaller extent Romans 11). Paul Manata's articles got exceedingly lengthy, … Continue reading Truth and Consequences
A little background: After a post I made here on Arminian Perspectives about Prevenient Grace and Libertarian Free Will, there was a rebuttal to it posted on a reformed blog called Triablogue. I responded back and forth with Mr. Belvedere for a few posts on my site, during which I said that if he or any … Continue reading I See Your Triablogue Colors Shining Through
Gordan from Reformed Mafia has been kind enough to devote an entire post to some comments I made in a combox at Triablogue. I thought I would return the favor by devoting a post to addressing his concerns. Gordan’s comments are in blue. I made some spelling corrections in my original comments that Gordan quotes. … Continue reading Gordan Gives Me Props And Rebukes At Reformed Mafia