While interesting to see a non-theology professor gain a spotlight in the news, it is a shame that he belittles Augustine, Gottschalk, Ratramnus, Florus, Anselm, Aquinas, and Calvin thought by thinking that God’s sovereignty and grace must equate to fatalism rather than compatibilism. There is a rich history which he throws away, leaning more into Enlightenment thinking that Scriptural reasoning. We must be well-versed not only in our own views, but in those of others, and we must be able to explain them well without turning to strawman arguments.
And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.
2 Tim 2:24–25a