Debates

The purpose of this page is twofold: first, to provide links to my recorded debates with apologists and, second, to provide links to criticisms made against this blog by external websites, along with my responses.

Recorded Debates:

Debate with Evangelical Scholar Craig Evans: Dr. Craig Evans (John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University) and I debate the dates when the canonical Gospels were written, and how the issue of dating affects the historical reliability of the Gospels.

Resurrection Debate with Nick Peters: Nick Peters (graduate, Johnson Bible College) and I debate the resurrection of Jesus. I argue that historical skepticism towards the resurrection is more reasonable than historical credence based on the evidence available.

Worldview Debate with Don Johnson: Don Johnson (M.A. in Christian Apologetics, Biola University; M.A. in Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville) and I debate metaphysical naturalism vs. Christian theism as competing worldviews.

Street-side Debate with Ray Comfort: Ray Comfort and I go camera to camera, as in the Wild West, as we debate the ethics of abortion, particularly in regard to Comfort’s 180 documentary.

Responses to Critics:

Response to Peters: Nick Peters critiques my essay “Knocking Out the Pillars of the Minimal Facts Apologetic” from a Christian perspective. His first post can be found here, and here is my response. Peters followed up with a second critical response here, and here is my second reply.

Response to Marshall: Christian apologist David Marshall writes a highly polemical critique of my essay “Ancient Historical Writing Compared to the Gospels of the New Testament.” Marshall’s critique can be found here, and here is my response, in which I not only refute Marshall’s arguments, but also expose his polemical and dishonest tactics.