free will

Locke and Demosthenes

Locke and Demosthenes. The two names for some, conjure up the concept of philosophy, but for Orson Scott Card fans, Locke and Demosthenes are the pseudonyms of Valentine and Peter, two super-intelligent children who get “citizen’s access” to the net and pose as adults…

Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?

As an old friend says, regarding paradoxical subject matter, this will “scramble your eggs” or as someone else said (I can’t remember who), it is a “logical pretzel.”  Free Will + God’s Sovereignty = Confused People.  Why is that?  What’s the problem?  The Introduction of R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to…

A Great Chess Player

This is the second of a series of blogs about R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will.  If you haven’t read the first one, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?” you really ought to.  It covers some foundational questions about free will.  Moving right along……

Volunteer for Slavery

This is the third of a series of blogs about R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will.  If you haven’t read the first one, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?,” or the second one, “A Great Chess Player,” you really ought to do so.  They cover…

Picking the Petals Off of TULIPs

This is the fourth of a series of blogs about R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will.  If you haven’t read the first, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?,” the second, “A Great Chess Player,” or the third, “Volunteer for Slavery,”  you really ought to…

Amazed Exceedingly

Now that we have taken a tour through history to see what various influential people have taught regarding free will and election, I would like to add my two cents.  Take it or leave it.  Embrace it or hate it.  Stew on it patiently or blow a gasket.  Be silent…