Debate: Roger and Faith Forster vs. James White

, posted by SEA

From the video’s YouTube page, which may be accessed here:

Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley, August 1, 2009. Calvinist, James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries debates ex-Calvinist Arminians, Roger and Faith Forster of ICHTHUS Christian Fellowship. The discussion encompasses sovereignty, free will, predestination, and election. The debate is lively and informative.

We will add that Roger Forster is one of the authors of the classic work, God’s Strategy in Human History, which has been an influential work arguing for an Arminian view of God’s sovewreignty and human freedom and against a Calvinist one. It was first published in 1973, revised and expanded in 2000, and fully revised and expanded further into 2 volumes in 2013.

Here is an Amazon author biography of Roger Forster:

Roger Forster studied mathematics and theology at St John’s College Cambridge. After a period in the Royal Air Force, he worked as an itinerant evangelist before starting Ichthus in 1974. Roger was one of the founders of March for Jesus, was on the board of the AD2000 Movement and the Council of the Evangelical Missionary Alliance for many years. He has been involved with the Evangelical Alliance since the early 1970s as a member of the Council, and has served on a number of EA committees.Among his many responsibilities he is Chairman of the Council for the UK Evangelical Alliance and honorary Vice President of Tearfund, and is honoured to be on the Council of Reference for Aglow International (Britain), and together with Faith is a patron of Springs Dance Company.

In 1974 Faith and Roger Forster founded the Ichthus Christian Fellowship, which they co-lead, and currently comprises 15 London congregations, a network of 80 UK link churches and workers overseas in approximately 16 nations.

Roger has authored and co-authored several books, including God’s Strategy in Human History, Reason Science and Faith, Christianity Evidence and Truth, The Kingdom of Jesus, Prayer, Trinity and Suffering and the Love of God.