The Big Question: What Is Free Will?

by Elena Tafone

Sometimes, it seems like life is a series of choices, one decision leading to the next. But if everything in the world happens according to God’s will, then what does that mean for these choices? Are our choices our own, or is every action we make orchestrated by God? If the latter is true, then what really is free will? We turned to the wise words of philosophers, prominent thinkers, and theologians for some possible answers to this Big Question.