Monthly Archives: June 2013

Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 17: Derek Responds

Matt, I believe you are stating the issues correctly. As requested, I am going to quote from your previous post and respond directly. This post will be an initial response to some of your preliminary comments and questions, and the … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 16: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, I do concede that I have not covered or answered all the queries and comments you have submitted. I don’t have a problem with both of us being selective as long as we try to focus in on … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 15: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for your response. You make some good points here. I probably have been too broad in summarizing your arguments. At this juncture, we seem to be advancing well into the subject matter, and I am going to … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Post 14: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, I enjoy reading your responses  However I feel you are summarizing my responses too much and doing so in a generalized manner that ignores key terms and allows you to bypass the thrust of some of my comments. It … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 13: Derek Responds

Matt, This reply is well written, well argued, and very strongly stated. I am reeling with the force of it. Downright impressive, actually! Nevertheless, a few clarifications are in order, and I think I can escape the main thrust of … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part: 12 Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Thanks for your very kind words as to the work I am privileged to be involved with and for your generous comments towards Arminians and working in concert with them. Moreover I do appreciate your attempts to articulate … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 11: Derek Responds

Matt, Thank you for this excursus. I am excited to hear about your work in Asia, and wish you much success in serving “the least of these.” Arminian or Calvinist, those who roll up their sleeves to serve the poor … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 10: Matt Responds

NOTE: At this point in our debate another blogger named Prometheus entered the discussion and suggested I was displaying an uncharitable attitude and being too combative in my responses. I sought to apologize for this and explain where I was … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 9: Derek Responds

Matt, I think we are getting down to the root issue here. If I “hear” you correctly, you are saying that you fundamentally disagree with the premise of Christian compatibilism (which is that God’s pre-determination of everything is compatible with … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 8: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Again thanks for trying to clarify your views further. I do appreciate it. I’m not trying to be sarcastic when I say you are doing a good job of showing any reader who is toying with compatibilism the … Continue reading

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