In this post-debate debrief, I review one key section of my debate with Paul Copan and explain how his view of Joshua entails that Israelites targeted and killed an indiscriminate number of Canaanite civilians. ?
I think this is my eleventh appearance on “Unbelievable” with Justin Brierley. It was also one of the most enjoyable and lively debates in which I’ve had the privilege to participate. ?
On July 31, 2022, I debated Richard Carrier on the problem of biblical violence. The debate was hosted by the Atheist Edge YouTube channel. It was only available to subscribers for five weeks, but here is the world premiere for the masses! Check it out! ?
I was really grateful for Doug Groothuis’s willingness to debate the topic of progressive Christianity with me on Unbelievable though I was admittedly disappointed (but not surprised) that he declined to defend Alisa Childers’ thesis that progressive Christianity is another religion. ?
In this special episode of Capturing Christianity, Randal Rauser (Progressive Christian) and Joshua Swamidass (Conservative Christian) dialogue about the key differences between Progressive and Conservative Christianity. ?
My debate with Dan Barker was on the question “Is Christianity intellectually respectable?” I argued the affirmative. My method was simple: offer a definition of “intellectual respectability” and provide good evidence that Christianity has met the definition. To that end, I pointed out that “respectability” is a social concept referencing positive social status. The qualifier […]
My latest debate. This one is with atheist Dan Barker on the topic “Is Christianity intellectually respectable?” ?
My debate with Aron Ra is now available for your viewing pleasure. It was a cracking exchange that ranged widely over concepts like worldview, epistemology, the ethics of discourse, and yes, biblical violence. ?
My article “How Should Christians Think About White Privilege?” was inspired by the recent Unbelievable debate on Critical Race Theory and “Woke” Christianity, but it wasn’t a direct response to it. However, I cannot resist but to say something about Owen Strachan’s debate performance. In this article, I want to make just a few comments. […]
In May 2021, I debated John Loftus on Modern Day Debate. The debate resolution was “The Bible, with its divinely commanded violence, wasn’t inspired by a perfect God.” Here is my opening statement in full. Thanks to Modern Day Debate for the invitation to debate and to John Loftus for agreeing to participate. I’d like to […]