Yesterday John Loftus and I debated “God or Godless” at Renfrew Baptist Church in Calgary, AB. This evening we debate at Unity Baptist Church in Red Deer, AB, and tomorrow we square off for our last night debating at Greenfield Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB.
So far it has been an engaging and busy series. It was interesting sitting on the platform and watching the faces of the audience when John or I would make a point, for some people could not sit and listen to something they disagreed with without getting angry. Instead, some would grow red-faced, throw up their hands or scowl, and one couple even walked out. This is most unfortunate for one of the first steps in personal intellectual growth is to be able to sit and listen to those with whom you disagree.
This morning John and I recorded an interview with Justin Brierley on “Unbelievable” where we went back and forth on God or Godless and John’s book The Outsider Test for Faith. In addition, I recorded an interview with John for my podcast which I will aim to put up shortly (perhaps next week).
And finally, this morning John revealed that he is a fan of the same music my daughter listens to: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and One Direction! Give the man credit. It takes some self-assurance to admit that. But of course rather than encourage John for his honesty I took the occasion to mock his musical taste in order to build myself up. Yes folks, I am a work in progress.
More updates to come…