Monday, April 12, 2010

Debate: Did Jesus Return from the Dead?

One of my colleagues, Prof. Russell DiSilvestro and I are going to have a debate and discussion at a Sacramento church about the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.  If you've read the blog in the last year or so, you've seen a lot of arguments that I have developed for the conclusion that it isn't reasonable for us to believe on the basis of the crummy little body of evidence we have.  Prof. DiSilvestro is a Christian and has the view that there is a compelling historical case to be made for the resurrection.  He's a sharp guy and he's very interested in this question, so this should be a very stimulating discussion.  Here's the announcement.  If you're in the Sacramento area, I encourage you to come and participate.  If nothing else, you'll get to see me on a church podium.  That's got to be worth something.  And I confess that I've had a secret wish to get invited to a big church to do this for a long time.

7 comments:

Tristan D. Vick said...

Good luck!

Hopefully somebody films it and puts it up on YouTube, since I'm currently out of the country.

r said...

Best wishes. I'm sure you are aware that having good arguments and having good debate skills are not one and the same.

AIGBusted said...

I concur with Tristan: Please film it!

Parabola said...
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MH said...

I'll try not to read anything into the fact that nowhere on the church's website do they say anything about the debate.
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yashwata said...

Here's the first part of my report on the debate.