I will be debating Dan Barker right before Christmas on the topic “Is the Christian God Worthy of Worship?” Barker’s recent book God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction will undoubtedly be a big part of the discussion.
I’m not going to comment on the entire debate. Instead, I will limit my comments to the historical resurrection of Jesus and related issues. In my debate on the rationality of Christian belief, David C. Smalley asked for historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. I provided evidence. I noted that there is no […]
Today, I appeared on Modern Day Debate to debate David Smalley on whether a person can be rational to accept Christian belief:
Yesterday, Samuel Nesan of Explain Apologetics hosted a debate on apologetic method between James White, Richard Howe, Jonathan McLatchie, and myself. It was a vigorous and spirited exchange as well as being almost three hours (!). And wait for the part when James White goes at me in cross-examination.
A couple of months ago, Joe Schmid of the Majesty of Reason blog and YouTube channel invited me to participate in a devil’s advocate debate in which I defend atheism and Joe, an agnostic, defends theism. After some twists and turns, it ended up that the debate was hosted by Cameron Bertuzzi of “Capturing Christianity”. […]
This evening, I participated in a debate with atheist Floyd FP on the “Cognitive Distortion” YouTube channel on the topic Is the Christian God an All-Good and Loving God? It was a vigorous and wide-ranging discussion and of course, it comes highly recommended!
Dale Tuggy and Christopher M. Date, Is Jesus Human and Not Divine? A Debate. Essential Christian Debates. Apollo, PA: Areopagus, 2020. As the old joke goes, after the Sunday school teacher asks, “Okay children, who left the cap off the glue?” the answer comes back in unison: “Jesus!” You get it, right? Jesus is always the […]
I recently participated in a tag-team debate on the rationality of theism. I was glad to be invited to participate with Samuel Nesan on the side of light and truth. 🙂 Meanwhile, Tom Jump and Matt Dillahunty were defending … the other side. You can watch the debate here. After the debate, Sam and I […]
That’s the principle behind the devil’s advocate debate I participated in on Saturday, June 13: if you’re a theist, how would you defend atheism? If you’re an atheist, how would you defend theism? In this debate, I defended atheism and Ben Watkins of Real Atheology defended theism. You can be the judge.
Alvin Plantinga famously appeals to the existence of a sensus divinitatis, a “sense of the divine”, as the cognitive faculty by which one can form justified and rational belief in God apart from evidence. In this video, I explain why I prefer to argue for properly basic belief in God by way of the more […]
Today, I appeared in a debate on the rationality of theism on the popular YouTube channel Modern Day Debate paired up with Sam Nes against Matt Dillahunty and Tom Jump. Check it out:
This is the question I debated with David Johnson of the Skeptics and Seekers Podcast. Johnson, an atheist, argued that young-earth creationists are most faithful to the biblical text. I argued quite to the contrary. Which of us is correct? You can find out by reading our two articles and listening to the podcast. It […]