Turretinfan and I have worked out a resolution and process for the debate. Here's the resolution:
Romans 9-11 teaches unconditional individual election to salvation.
Turretinfan will be affirmative and I will be negative. Further, we have worked out some of the rules. Here's what we have:
1AC - 2k words
Neg C-X of Aff (three simple questions (i.e. not multipart or highly argumentative) - answers limited to 500 words)
1NC - 2k words
Aff C-X of Neg (same as Neg C-X)
1st Neg Rebuttal (2k words)
1st Aff Rebuttal (2k words)
Audience Questions (person to whom question is directed gets 500 words, other side gets 150 word followup)
Neg Conclusion - 1k words
Aff Conclusion - 1k words
That's the visible part. Before the debate gets started we are going to do a few things.
1) I am going to update the paper I put out on Romans 9
The original, which started this whole debate, is here:
2) Turretinfan will write his own paper on Romans 9-11
3) I will give Turretinfan my comments on his paper
4) he will give me his thoughts on my paper
5) the debate will begin...
This prework is needed to focus the debate on the key issues. We don't want to talk past each other. So it's important for us to really understand each other first. But the debate will be self contained. We will be discussion what Paul had to say in Romans 9-11, not each others papers.
So that's the plan anyway. It will take a while to get to the public part of the debate, so I will provide updates as things progress.