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Arminian Scholarship with Richie Clark (Part 1)

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Release Date: 05/19/2020

Episode 98: Politics and Voting (Part 2) show art Episode 98: Politics and Voting (Part 2)

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In this episode we continue to discuss the issue of politics and voting with Election Day only a week away here in the United States. In this episode we will begin by focusing on how Wesley taught we should engage in civil discourse especially with those that we disagree with on political issues. When then discuss Wesley's position on slavery and the slave trade and how although he leaned "Tory" in his politics he was one of the most outspoken opponents of slavery in the 18th Century. We then conclude the episode discussing Wesley's advice on voting. We encourage you to post this or tweet this...

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Episode 97: Politics and Voting (Part 1) show art Episode 97: Politics and Voting (Part 1)

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In this episode we jump into the issue of politics and voting as Election Day approaches here in the United States. We will be focusing on how to navigate through this complex and difficult political season as Christians and specifically seeing what John Wesley had to say. In this episode we will discuss the political context that Wesley lived in. Then we will focus on what it meant to "speak from the center" during the time of John Wesley and what it means to "speak from the center" today. How can Wesley appear to be both a "Tory" and a "Whig" at the same time? We will also focus on what he...

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Episode 96: The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (Part 2) show art Episode 96: The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (Part 2)

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Reformation month is coming in October! In honor of the 503rd Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we will be releasing a series of two lectures this month about the life of the Reformer Ulrich Zwingli given at Wesley Chapel (our church) last year. Enjoy learning about Zwingli and Happy Reformation month from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast. Link to Power Point Used:

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Episode 95: The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (Part 1) show art Episode 95: The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (Part 1)

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Reformation month is coming in October! In honor of the 503rd Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we will be releasing a series of two lectures this month about the life of the Reformer Ulrich Zwingli given at Wesley Chapel (our church) last year. Enjoy learning about Zwingli and Happy Reformation month from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast. Link to Power Point Used:    

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Episode 94: The Scapegoat of Calvinism (Part 2) show art Episode 94: The Scapegoat of Calvinism (Part 2)

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This is the second part of a lecture by Dr. Vic Reasoner titled, "The Scapegoat of Calvinism." We hope you enjoy it and learn from it as much from it as we did. If you are interested in hearing more content like this from Dr. Vic Reasoner then check out our sister podcast "The FWS Podcast." Link below. 

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Episode 93: The Scapegoat of Calvinism (Part 1) show art Episode 93: The Scapegoat of Calvinism (Part 1)

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This is the first part of a lecture by Dr. Vic Reasoner titled, "The Scapegoat of Calvinism." We hope you enjoy it and learn from it as much from it as we did. The second part will be dropped next week. If you are interested in hearing more content like this from Dr. Vic Reasoner then check out our sister podcast "The FWS Podcast." Link below. 

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Episode 92: Spiritual Gifts (Part 4) show art Episode 92: Spiritual Gifts (Part 4)

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In this episode we will continue our discussion of the Wesleyan perspective on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We will continue to be reading sections of the article, "Wesley, the Almost Charismatic" by Peter J. Bellini. Our conversation primarily focuses on how although Wesley was not a charismatic "in theory" he was a charismatic "in practice." We will specifically focus on how Wesley evaluated all extraordinary gifts in light of both his "holiness hermeneutic" and the authority of Scripture. We end the episode discussing Bellini's verdict that Wesley was "An Almost Charismatic."   ...

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Episode 91: Spiritual Gifts (Part 3) show art Episode 91: Spiritual Gifts (Part 3)

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In this episode we will continue to explore the Wesleyan perspective on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As our guide we will be reading through an article titled, "Wesley, the Almost Charismatic" by Peter J. Bellini. Our conversation will primarily focus on how Wesley emphasized the "ordinary fruits" of the Holy Spirit rather than the "extraordinary gifts" of the Holy Spirit. We will also discuss that while Wesley was not a charismatic "in theory" he was not a cessationist either. We will continue discussing this article in the next episode of Remonstrance. 

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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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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. 

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Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology

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