|Bruce Ware interviewed by Garry Williams|
So first we were given the background to Arminianism (we tried to ignore his remarks about Beza, betraying a four point position) then the much more recent Open Theism. All this was enlivened by Dr Ware's enthusiasm and the fact of his personal acquaintance with many writers on both sides of the argument. (He was actually able to say that he has asked his friend Jack Cottrell his response to the point that if God only foreknows he can change nothing and been told that Jack is still working on it!) Dr Ware then showed how these two positions approach the matter of providence and the inadequacies of these views. The other two sessions were quite helpful as well, especially his highlighting of texts such as Genesis 45:4-8 and Isaiah 10:5-7, 12, 15 and helping us to think the thing through carefully.