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Episode 66: Prevenient Grace (Part 1)

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Release Date: 07/23/2019

Episode 109: Arminius' Fourfold Doctrine of Predestination (Part 1) show art Episode 109: Arminius' Fourfold Doctrine of Predestination (Part 1)

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In this series of episodes we will be diving into Arminius' Fourfold Doctrine of Predestination as outlined in his Declaration of Sentiments (1608). We will see how it aligns with Covenant Theology, Scripture, and is thoroughly Christocentric. We will also discuss whether it could be described as "Reformed" or not and compare it to various Calvinistic versions of the doctrine of predestination. Could the theology of Arminius be more "Reformed" than the theology of many Calvinists today? I think so. Listen in to see what you think.  Resources Used:

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Episode 108: On Divine Providence (Part 2) show art Episode 108: On Divine Providence (Part 2)

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This month, we will be releasing a teaching I did last year based on John Wesley’s sermon “On Divine Providence” in two parts. There is a link to Wesley's sermon below. The teaching was done only a few weeks into the COVID-19 Pandemic and recorded at Wesley Chapel, the church where I serve as Lead Pastor. It focuses on how the doctrine of providence gives us hope and confidence even in times of uncertainty because the doctrine reveals that God is ultimately in control. If you are interested in listening to expository preaching from a Wesleyan-Arminian perspective then...

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Episode 107: On Divine Providence (Part 1) show art Episode 107: On Divine Providence (Part 1)

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This month, we will be releasing a teaching I did last year based on John Wesley’s sermon “On Divine Providence” in two parts. There is a link to Wesley's sermon below. The teaching was done only a few weeks into the COVID-19 Pandemic and recorded at Wesley Chapel, the church where I serve as Lead Pastor. It focuses on how the doctrine of providence gives us hope and confidence even in times of uncertainty because the doctrine reveals that God is ultimately in control. If you are interested in listening to expository preaching from a Wesleyan-Arminian perspective then check out the...

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Episode 106: Classical Methodist Theologians (Part 2) show art Episode 106: Classical Methodist Theologians (Part 2)

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Welcome back to Remonstrance Revamp! In this episode, we will continue to look at the lineup of Classical Methodist Theologians. Richard Watson, Samuel Wakefield, Thomas Ralston, Thomas Summers, and William Pope. Other Methodist theologians such as John Miley (boo!) will be mentioned as well. As a guide, we will be looking at sections of "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology" by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. In this episode, I will focus on the topics of Atonement, Justification, and Eschatology.  Did you buy  yet? If not, please do! Also, here is the ...

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Episode 105: Classical Methodist Theologians (Part 1) show art Episode 105: Classical Methodist Theologians (Part 1)

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Welcome back to Remonstrance Revamp! In this series of episodes, we will be looking at the lineup of Classical Methodist Theologians. Richard Watson, Samuel Wakefield, Thomas Ralston, Thomas Summers, and William Pope. Other Methodist theologians such as John Miley (boo!) will be mentioned as well. As a guide, we will be looking at sections of "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology" by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. In this episode, I will focus on the topics of Scripture, Middle Knowledge, and Original Sin.  Did you buy yet? If not, please do! 

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Episode 104: The Holiness Movement with Dr. Vic Reasoner (Part 2) show art Episode 104: The Holiness Movement with Dr. Vic Reasoner (Part 2)

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Welcome back to Remonstrance Revamp! In this series of episodes, we have a conversation with Dr. Vic Reasoner about the theology and practices of the Holiness Movement. In this episode, Dr. Reasoner discusses the theology of the Holiness Movement. He talks about how Pheobe Palmer and Charles Finney influenced the theology of the Holiness Movement. He also shares how the theology of the Holiness Movement is supported through narrow "proof-texting" and a purposeful selection of particular theology. Finally, he shares his understanding of the doctrine of Perfect Love and how it differs from the...

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Episode 103: The Holiness Movement with Dr. Vic Reasoner (Part 1) show art Episode 103: The Holiness Movement with Dr. Vic Reasoner (Part 1)

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Welcome to Remonstrance Revamp! In this series of episodes, we have a conversation with Dr. Vic Reasoner about the theology and practices of the Holiness Movement. In this episode, Dr. Reasoner shares his personal history with the Holiness Movement and what ultimately led him to leave behind the Holiness Movement. He also talks about "the good, the bad, and the ugly" within the Holiness Movement. Stay tuned for the second part of this series that will be released later this month where we will talk about the theology of the Holiness Movement.  Links:  

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Minisode 34: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 3) show art Minisode 34: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 3)

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In this minisode I continue to share some of what I have learned so far from "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology" by Thomas H. McCall and Keith D. Stanglin. In this minisode I focus on the second part of Chapter 3: "Hearts and Hands: John Wesley and the Theology of Early Methodism." I focus primarily on the "Reformed" Wesley. Highlighting Wesley's views on the inspiration of Scripture, Meticulous Providence, Middle Knowledge, Federalism, Penal Substitution, Justification, and Imputation.  Here is the link to the article about Wesley and Middle Knowledge: Make...

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Important Announcement: Remonstrance Revamp!  show art Important Announcement: Remonstrance Revamp!

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In March Remonstrance turns five! The first “minisode” of Remonstrance dropped on , and we have been working to promote Wesleyan-Arminian Reformation ever since. A lot has changed in the last five years. Ben and I planted a  in Shelton, Connecticut, and we have both become fathers. Remonstrance has teamed up with and I graduated from Wesley Seminary. The theological podcast landscape has also changed significantly since 2016, although Calvinist voices still dominate. All of these factors have prompted the necessity to revamp Remonstrance beginning the...

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Minisode 33: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 2) show art Minisode 33: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 2)

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In this minisode I continue to share some of what I have learned so far from "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology" by Thomas H. McCall and Keith D. Stanglin. In this minisode I focus on the second part of Chapter 2: "Heat and Light" which focuses on English Arminianism. I start off by sharing what I learned about the controversy surrounding Peter Baro at Cambridge which actually predated the Arminian controversy in the Netherlands! Then we look at the positives and negatives of English Arminianism including the thought of Thomas Jackson, John Goodwin, Thomas Goad,...

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In this episode we will begin to discuss the very important doctrine of Prevenient Grace. This doctrine separates Wesleyan-Arminian theology from all forms of Pelagianism and Reformed theology. We will begin by defining Prevenient Grace with help from Thomas Oden. Then we will discuss an article by Andrew Dragos from Seedbed. We will talk about the benefits of Prevenient Grace as described by Wesley (via. Kenneth J. Collins) and find scriptural support for them. Then we will discuss the differences between the Wesleyan-Arminian Doctrine of Prevenient Grace and the Reformed Doctrine of Common Grace. What is the difference? Which one is better news for the sinner? We will then discuss whether Prevenient Grace or Irresistible Grace is more similar to our personal testimonies. We will continue this conversation in our next episode so stay tuned. 

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What is Prevenient Grace by Andrew Dragos 

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The Transforming Power of Grace by Thomas C. Oden