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Episode 53: The Dangers of Perfectionism (Part 1)

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Release Date: 12/11/2018

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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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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Minisode 32: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 1) show art Minisode 32: Reflections on After Arminius (Part 1)

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In this minisode I 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 first part of Chapter 2: "Heat and Light" which focuses on the Dutch Remonstrants after the death of Arminius. We will see the good, bad, and the ugly in Dutch Remonstrantism with a focus on Simon Episcopius and Philip van Limborch. Stay tuned for a follow-up minisode that will focus on English Arminianism later this week.  Buy a copy of "After Arminius" for yourself before the next...

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Minisode 31: The True Way of Keeping Christmas  show art Minisode 31: The True Way of Keeping Christmas

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In this minisode I will be reading through an excerpt of a sermon by George Whitefield titled, "The True Way of Keeping Christmas." You can find this sermon in a free Ebook from Seedbed which you could download as a PDF. The link is below. Merry Christmas everyone from Remonstrance podcast!  Free Ebook:

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Episode 102: All I Want for Christmas Is Theology show art Episode 102: All I Want for Christmas Is Theology

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Merry Christmas everyone! Are you trying to find the perfect gift for yourself or a fellow theology nerd or seminary student? Then listen to this episode! In this episode, I go over my favorite Wesleyan-Arminian theology books to put on your Christmas list to buy for yourself or someone else. I also share some interesting new theology books I have read this past year. We hope you have a very merry and theology filled Christmas from all of us here at Remonstrance Podcast. Links: Systematic Theology by Thomas Oden by Richard Watson (Lexham Press) Introduction to John Wesley by Fred Sanders...

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Episode 101: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 3) show art Episode 101: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 3)

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This is the final part of our interview with Keith Stanglin. In this episode we discuss the question of whether or not Arminius held to Middle Knowledge in his theology. Then we discuss the important question of whether or not Arminius could truly be categorized as "Reformed." Then we talk about whether or not the Synod of Dort truly condemned the theology of Arminius or only the theology of the Remonstrants who came after Arminius. We end by talking about whether or not Keith and Tom are going to make this a trilogy. Hopefully they will!  Click the link below to Keith and Tom's new...

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Episode 100: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 2) show art Episode 100: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 2)

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In this episode we continue our interview with Keith Stanglin! In this episode we talk about his new book "After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology." Keith gives an overview of the new book which he co-authored with Thomas McCall. Then we discuss whether there is an inherent problem in Arminian Theology that leads it to take a "leftward shift" over time. Then we discuss how faithful John Wesley and the Early Methodist theologians were to the theology of Arminius. Then we ask Keith to weight in on the division between "Reformed Arminians" and "Wesleyan-Arminians." Should...

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Episode 99: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 1) show art Episode 99: Arminian Theology with Keith Stanglin (Part 1)

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In this series of episodes, we had the opportunity to interview Keith Stanglin! In this episode, Keith discusses how he originally became interested in Arminian theology and a little about his theological journey. He also discusses what led him to write "Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace." Keith shares what it was like to study the theology of Arminius at Calvin Seminary under the guidance of Richard Muller. Keith then discusses what the greatest strengths of Arminian theology and why so few people have conducted scholarly studies of the theology of Arminius. In the next episode, we will...

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In this episode we will be discussing the dangers of "Perfectionism" and show how it is different from Wesley's teachings on "Christian Perfection." There are five major dangers of Perfectionism:

  1. It creates two “classes” of Christians
  2. It leads people to think they no longer need a Savior
  3. It leads to pride and superiority
  4. It puts an emphasis on works
  5. It leads to spiritual elitism

We will discuss how trying to teach "Christian Perfection" is like trying to defuse a bomb. We need to be careful and study to show ourselves approved. We then look at what Wesley taught about "Christian Perfection" and illustrate that it was both different from "Perfectionism" and serves as a corrective to it.