Free Will: Is it a coherent concept?

Free Will: Is it a coherent concept?

Greg is going to be spending the next several blogs talking about the idea of free will. In this first reflection, he discusses whether it is coherent to speak of a decision that is not determined or exhaustively caused.

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Where is Human Free Will in the Bible?

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Dealing With Objections to Open Theism, Part I

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Podcast: Is Open Theism Growing in the World?

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