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Episode 75: What is a Wesleyan? (Part 2)

Remonstrance

Release Date: 11/26/2019

Episode 90: Spiritual Gifts (Part 2) show art Episode 90: Spiritual Gifts (Part 2)

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In this episode we will continue to explore the Wesleyan perspective on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. To do this we will continue to focus specifically on the views of John Wesley. We start off discussing Wesley's views on the gifts of the Spirit and how he determined what was a genuine work of the Holy Spirit and what was "fanaticism." We then discuss the distinction he made between the "ordinary" gifts of the Spirt and the "extraordinary" gifts of the Spirt.  The article we are reading through is:

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Episode 89: Spiritual Gifts (Part 1) show art Episode 89: Spiritual Gifts (Part 1)

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In this episode we will begin exploring the Wesleyan perspective on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. To do this we will be focusing specifically on the views of John Wesley. We start off discussing the differences between cessationism versus continuationism. Then we provide a historical overview of what else was going on in the Protestant world at the time of Wesley. We will focus on the views of the Calvinists, Puritans, and Anglicans during Wesley's time. Then we will look at the views of the Lutherans, Pietists, and Moravians. Then we will look at the views of John Wesley and see how they...

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Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 3) show art Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 3)

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This is the final part in a three part series where we interview Arminian scholar Richie Clark about current issues in Arminian scholarship. In this part of the interview Richie discusses the place of Middle Knowledge in Arminianism. He discusses different perspectives on whether or not Middle Knowledge has a place in Arminian theology and what specific type of Middle Knowledge Arminius likely utilized in his theology.  Resources:  

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Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 2) show art Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 2)

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This is the second part in a three part series where we interview Arminian scholar Richie Clark about current issues in Arminian scholarship. In this part of the interview Richie discusses the differences between "Reformed Arminianism" and "Wesleyan-Arminianism." He also discusses why this issue is so complicated. We also spend time talking about what it means to be a "Classical Arminian." We also spend time discussing the issues of Prevenient Grace and the doctrine of Imputation. We specifically focus on the issue of the imputation of Christ's "Active" Righteousness to the believer. Make sure...

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Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 1) show art Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 1)

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This is the first part in a three part series where we interview Arminian scholar Richie Clark about current issues in Arminian scholarship. In this part of the interview Richie shares his theological journey of how he became an Arminian. We then discuss his Master's Thesis: "The Calvinism of Arminius." Then he shares his current Ph.D. research in the area of early 17th Century Anglican expressions of Arminian theology. Make sure you join us for parts two and three of this fascinating interview.  Resources:

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Episode 85: The Means of Grace Under Quarantine (Part 2) show art Episode 85: The Means of Grace Under Quarantine (Part 2)

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While under quarantine because of the COVID-19 Pandemic we continue to discuss the Means of Grace and how we can grow in them during this season. In this episode we focus on John Wesley's sermon, "The Means of Grace." First, we discuss what Wesley taught regarding the Means of Grace that: 1) God is above all means; 2) there is no power in the means; 3) they are not meritorious; 4) grace is dispensed by the power of his Spirit and the merits of his Son; 5) seek God alone. We then discuss the three chief means of grace: prayer, searching the Scriptures, and the Lord's Supper. We then look at the...

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Episode 84: The Means of Grace Under Quarantine (Part 1) show art Episode 84: The Means of Grace Under Quarantine (Part 1)

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While under quarantine because of the COVID-19 Pandemic we decided to record a series of episodes on the Means of Grace. We discuss how we can we grow in our use of the Means of Grace during quarantine. We then talk about how the use of the corporate Means of Grace has been impacted under quarantine and how fellowship with the members of our church has changed. We also define "the Means of Grace" and discuss how John Wesley defines the Means of Grace. We also discuss how many different types of Means of Grace there are. We hope this episode is an encouragement to you and that you find ways to...

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Episode 83: Pandemic and Providence (Part 2) show art Episode 83: Pandemic and Providence (Part 2)

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In this episode we will continue to discuss the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and how the doctrine of divine providence can encourage us during this season. For this whole episode we will be discussing sections of John Wesley's sermon "On Divine Providence." We will be discussing how how the doctrine of divine providence as explained by Wesley in his sermon can provide comfort to us during this difficult season. Follow the link below to follow along: 

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Episode 82: Pandemic and Providence (Part 1) show art Episode 82: Pandemic and Providence (Part 1)

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In this episode we will be discussing the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and how the doctrine of providence can encourage us during this season. We will start by discussing what is going on in the world and our nation in the midst of this Pandemic. Then we will discuss how it is impacting our every day life and specifically the church. We will then begin discussing the meaning of providence with help from Thomas Oden and how the doctrine of providence can bring encouragement during this difficult season. Next episode we will be jumping in John Wesley's sermon "On Divine Providence."...

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Episode 81: Baptism (Part 2) show art Episode 81: Baptism (Part 2)

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In this episode we continue to discuss baptism and the views of Wesley and Arminius on baptism. This episode focuses on Wesley's views of baptism. Wesley's views on baptism are a little less straightforward than Arminius. We begin by discussing Wesley's thoughts on Paedobaptism and then we discuss his views regarding the relationship of regeneration and baptism. Then we talk about the question of original sin and how it relates to baptism within a Wesleyan framework. We end with some practical reflections on the subject of baptism from a pastoral perspective. 

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This episode is the final part of an excellent lecture by Dr. Vic Reasoner titled, "What is a Wesleyan?" This lecture was presented at the 2018 Fundamental Wesleyan Society Conference. Dr. Reasoner is the Chairman of the Fundamental Wesleyan Society and the editor of the Arminian magazine. If you want to listen to more lectures on Wesleyan theology check out our sister podcast, "the FWS podcast." Also, if you are interested in learning more about the FWS and possibly subscribing to the Arminian magazine check out the link below. 

The Fundamental Wesleyan Society 

The FWS Podcast