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Free Will: How free will presupposes a great deal of determinism

Free Will: How free will presupposes a great deal of determinism

This particular video was recorded last week when the forecast called for a high of -4F.  Greg makes light of the freezing conditions before he settles into the topic of how a mostly determined world is actually the needed context for free will to operate. Stay warm out there!

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How do you respond to Matthew 20:17–19?

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A Very Brief History of Open Theism

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