Dear fellow Anglicans, I was hoping for some help/advice from you concerning a certain matter. I’ve been invited to participate in a series of Bible studies (I don’t know yet how many) with a few other members of my parish on the subject of predestination. Specifically, the plan is to read through Romans 9-11 together, then discuss it over the course of a few sessions. This was brought on by a friend of mine who enquired of and had a talk with the Rector about the topic of predestination, the main result of which was the planning of these group discussions, the first of which is next week. I’m concerned to be able to present the orthodox position on this matter (which I would be regardless of the topic) as I participate, however for a couple of reasons I’m perhaps a bit more concerned than I would otherwise be. Firstly, I know at least three of the other participants (I believe there are five of us in total excluding the one who raised the issue for discussion in the first place) are quite Calvinistic in their theology, including the Rector (who suggested the Romans passage), and I wouldn’t say any of them (possibly excluding the Rector) are at all concerned with what is or is not Anglican, nor overly concerned with whether or not something is truly and properly Catholic, only with what they think is Biblical. Secondly, (but of no less importance), my friend who instigated this has begun taking Christianity quite seriously over just the last couple of years and has asked for this to happen in a spirit of genuine enquiry and a desire to mature in her faith, and I get the impression that the topic of predestination has been weighing on her mind for a while. I'm therefore especially concerned that when it comes to this subject she comes out of these Bible studies rightly oriented, and that I'm in a position to contribute positively to that. What I'm asking for your help with, then, is how to correctly exegete Romans 9-11. Are you familiar with a Calvinistic interpretation of these chapters, and if so, can you suggest how best to combat it? I've read the material on predestination on this website but it's more on the topic in general rather than this passage of Scripture in particular, and in any case, I'm still not sure my head is sufficiently around it to feel overly confident talking about it, and when particular verses are pointed to that sound on their face like they're in harmony with Calvinistic predestination, I don't know that I'd know how to respond.