Category Archives: Free Will

Led up the garden path by Timothy Keller

Recently I saw a book called Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller. I readily admit I didn’t read the whole book but, knowing Keller’s penchant for Calvinism, I couldn’t help but read the chapter called The … Continue reading

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To tu quoque or not to tu quoque?

Or I might equally call this: Why pinching an Alvin Plantinga argument to one problem and applying it to another isn’t really good enough! Those of you who follow the exchange between Arminians and Calvinists will no doubt be aware … Continue reading

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The gobbledygook of John Piper’s Calvinism

In today’s podcast John Piper has responded to the important question: ‘If our will is not free, are we accountable?’ The podcast can be found here (Episode 308). Piper first suggests that what makes us responsible for our actions is that all … Continue reading

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A reply to Philochristos regarding theistic determinism

“Even though we stress ever so strongly that God’s authority is finally at issue, the idea of a rigid causality arises. But this may not be. We are dealing with God’s address to people. But people as such cannot be … Continue reading

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William Lane Craig vs Paul Helm (Molinism vs Calvinism) – A brief commentary

This debate was aired yesterday on the show called ‘Unbelievable’ on the British Christian radio station ‘Premier Radio’. Here is the internet home page of the show but you can also subscribe to the show on itunes. This is not an … Continue reading

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The problem with using the logical problem of evil

I suppose it must be true for most areas of life but it’s sometimes hard to take when one sees such a disparity between where academics are in relation to popular cultural ideas. I find it staggering that many atheists … Continue reading

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Where is God?

I followed a link to the ‘The Official Blog of University of Missouri Sceptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists and Agnostics’ today. The article which had been recommended was called: ‘Are Christian Apologists Evidence Against Christianity?’ Since the only reply underneath the … Continue reading

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Coherent Calvinism? A response to Mike Ovey

This is a response to the lecture Mike Ovey gave at the THINK Conference in 2012. He spoke on more than one occasion on that day so I will limit myself just to Session 2 which had the title ‘Is … Continue reading

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