Here's is an excellent discussion on the what and why and how of Arminianism (today's modern day Wesleyanism) led my Dr. Roger Olson whom we follow at Relevancy22. It is a rather long discussion so get out your notepad and listen to this theologian review his concerns and insights from a lifetime of reading, writing, teaching, and speaking. It'll be well worth the time spent.
February 11, 2014
Let's Talk Forum: Calvinism & Arminianism - by City On A Hill Church
Hosted by Pastor Russell Korets of City on a Hill Church in Federal Way, WA
Roger's Blog site can be found here at Patheos
Roger E. Olson
Roger E. Olson (born 1952) is Professor of Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
Olson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and studied at Open Bible College in Des Moines, North American Baptist Seminary, and Rice University.
He is also an ordained Baptist minister. He is married with two children.
He is a five-point arminianist and wrote a book (Against Calvinism, 2011) arguing for this school of theology.
He is noted for a broad view of what constitutes Protestant "orthodoxy." For example on annihilationism he commented that some evangelical theologians have "resurrected the old polemical labels of heresy and aberrational teaching" in order to marginalize other evangelicals holding the view (The mosaic of Christian belief, 2002). Olson is one of the writers who sees two "loose coalitions" developing in evangelical theology.
Olson coined the label "Pannenberg's Principle" for Wolfhart Pannenberg's argument (1969) that God's deity is his rule - "The divinity of God and the reign of God in the world are inseparable."
Bibliography: A Short List from Roger Olson
The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction(2013) ISBN 0-8308-4021-4
Against Calvinism (2011) ISBN 0-310-32467-X
God in Dispute: "Conversations" among Great Christian Thinkers (2009) ISBN 0-8010-3639-9
Finding God in the Shack: Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption (2009) ISBN 0-8308-3708-6
How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative (2008) ISBN 0-310-28338-8
Questions to All Your Answers: A Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith (2007) ISBN 0-310-27336-6
Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology) (2007) ISBN 0-0-8010-3169-9
Pocket History of Evangelical Theology (The Pocket IVP Reference (2007) ISBN 0-8308-2706-4
Arminian Theology: Myths And Realities (2006) ISBN 0-8308-2841-9
Pocket History of Theology (The IVP Pocket Reference) - (Olson & English) (2005) ISBN 0-8308-6709-0
The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology (Westminster Handbooks to Christian Theology) (2004) ISBN 0-664-22464-4
The Trinity (Guides to Theology) - (Olson & Hall) (2002) ISBN 0-8028-4827-3
The Mosaic of Christian Beliefs: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity (2002) ISBN 0-8308-2695-5
The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform (1999) ISBN 0-8308-1505-8
20th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age - (Olson & Grenz) (1997) ISBN 0-8308-1525-2
Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God's Word - (Olson & Grenz) (1996) ISBN 0-8308-1878-2