With the recent publication of Michael Horton’s For Calvinism, along with Roger Olson’s reply Against Calvinism—both with Zondervan (2011)—the Calvinism/Arminianism debate has once again been vaulted front and center in evangelical circles. Horton and Olson are theologians, of course, and their exchange is carried out on that level. Philosophers rarely get invited into this ‘conversation’. They more or less have to push their way in, as Jerry Walls did in his Why I am Not a Calvinist (IVP, 2004). Though of course many Christians are Calvinists, scarcely any Christian philosophers are. No doubt there are many reasons for this. As Christian philosophers, here’s how we look at the issue. Continue reading
Rich Davis and Paul Franks have spent countless hours at Tyndale UC over the past few years, discussing philosophy, apologetics, worldviews, natural theology, the Bible, Christian doctrine, Christ-shaped philosophy, logic, naturalism, postmodernism, the emergent church, and more. Now they’ll be blogging these ideas and conversations ‘out loud’ here.