UPDATE: Audio and video from a panel discussion with Hitchens, Craig, etc. is linked here.
UPDATE: My play-by-play transcript of the debate is here.
This just in… William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel, Doug Wilson, Jim Denison and Christopher Hitchens will be participating in a panel discussion at the Dallas Convention Center. The event is being organized by Christianity Today and is being held on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
The event is on the web here.
The New Atheists usually make two charges against Christianity: (1) that it is untrue and (2) that it is harmful. A panel of apologetics experts respond to an atheist critic with evidence from Scripture, science, and history about why the faith is both reasonable and good for the world.
Moderator: Stan Guthrie, Christianity Today
- Lee Strobel, The Case for the Real Jesus, The Case for a Creator (Zondervan)
- William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith (Crossway)
- Douglas Wilson, Is Christianity Good for the World? (Canon Press)
- Christopher Hitchens, Is Christianity Good for the World? (Canon Press) and God Is Not Great (Twelve Books)
- Jim Denison, Wrestling with God (Tyndale)
More information about the 2009 Christian Book Expo is here.
Video from Hitchens’ last debate with Dinesh D’Souza, is here.
There is one thing you really have to admire about Christopher Hitchens, in addition to his sound views on the war on terror. And that is that he has never run from a debate with anybody. It seems like it took forever to get Richard Dawkins to face-off against John Lennox, but Hitchens has no fear. He’s debated some pretty good Christian scholars, like Frank Turek (video) and Douglas Wilson (transcript).
You have to admire the man, and I hope that he does a good job of presenting his views and that our side, and the audience, is courteous and appreciative. This man has courage.
Incidentally, the Dawkins-Lennox debate is here, if you haven’t seen it. It’s a hoot, but it’s not my preferred debate format. I don’t know of any other debates with the other new atheists… if anyone has any links, post it in the comments.
UPDATE: I analyze Hitchens’ case against God here, from his debate against Frank Turek.