Craig v. White: A Lay Person’s Perspective

I am not a Calvinist.  I am not a Molinist.  I am not an Arminian. However, my life, theology, and ministry has been shaped by giants of the faith in all three of these realms.  Two such giants joined Justin Brierley to discuss which position best explains the problem of evil from a theological perspective … Continue reading Craig v. White: A Lay Person’s Perspective

A Knowledge Too Big for James White

Recently I watched a video of James White explaining why middle knowledge is man’s attempt to explain God’s sovereignty while preserving man’s autonomy. There is an extended version that you can get here (click here) and a shorter version that you can get here (click here). After listening to the shorter version, I was left … Continue reading A Knowledge Too Big for James White

A Meme Is Worth 1000 Words

Dr. James White claims that Psalm 33 is biblical evidence of exhaustive divine determinism (EDD) and reason to reject the idea that humans possess libertarian freedom. In 2018 Tyson James published an article here on the FreeThinking Ministries website suggesting otherwise. At the end of 2021 James White made two videos in response to Tyson’s … Continue reading A Meme Is Worth 1000 Words

James White’s FATAL Objection to Molinism

Question Hey Dr. Stratton, As you know, James White and William Lane Craig had a discussion on Justin Brierly’s Unbelievable show on Monday (11-29-21). Although this conversation has not yet been made public (it’s being released on 12-3-21), Dr. White made a video summarizing the debate. White made many claims in this video. The one … Continue reading James White’s FATAL Objection to Molinism

An Argument Supporting the Incompatibility Thesis

The majority of my time seems to be spent arguing against deterministic world views and for the proposition that humans possess libertarian freedom. I then seek to demonstrate how human freedom in a libertarian sense is evidence pointing to the existence of God. In fact, I contend that the biblical view of God is the … Continue reading An Argument Supporting the Incompatibility Thesis

Molinism and Powersets

Objection: Here’s an objection to Molinism that was shared on the Mere Molinism Facebook group: “By the way, Molinism is probably self-contradictory if we define a “possible world” as a “maximally consistent set of propositions,” so we need to be clear what we mean by “possible worlds” when discussing Molinism. Here’s why: 1. Let’s call … Continue reading Molinism and Powersets

Dr. Strange, Dr. Stratton, and Dr. Swenson

Philip Swenson was recently interviewed by Jordan Hampton on the Analytic Christian YouTube channel. Although Swenson’s goal was to argue against Molinism, I must admit that the two of us have much in common. Swenson, for example, is a fellow libertarian freedom fighter. On this vital issue we both agree and stand side by side … Continue reading Dr. Strange, Dr. Stratton, and Dr. Swenson

3 Reasons Why Exhaustive Divine Determinism (EDD) Is Not Redundant

Question Dear Dr. Stratton, JD Martin has said that saying “exhaustive Divine determinism” (EDD) is redundant (“they don’t know what they’re talking about” he says) because on determinism everything is causally determined (I tend to agree it is redundant). I know that you have sought to make a distinction as you explain “Mere Molinism”, etc.  … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Exhaustive Divine Determinism (EDD) Is Not Redundant

Read This Article: Perhaps I’ll Reject Open Theism

To become a Mere Molinist all one has to do is affirm two propositions: 1- God possesses middle knowledge.  2- Humans possess libertarian freedom. These are the two pillars of Mere Molinism, and after surveying the scriptural support, perfect being theology, and philosophical arguments, many Christ followers seem to think that these two key ingredients … Continue reading Read This Article: Perhaps I’ll Reject Open Theism

The Mere Molinism FB Group vs the God of Mischief

I recently launched a new Facebook group called Mere Molinism (click here to join). This private group is focused on discussing the essential ingredients of mere Molinism (human libertarian freedom and divine middle knowledge) along with related issues. This group is unique for several reasons. First, all the admins possess or are currently pursuing graduate degrees in … Continue reading The Mere Molinism FB Group vs the God of Mischief