Christian philosopher William Lane Craig will be participating in two big debates at the end of March and the beginning of April, and both will be streamed live over the web. For the first debate (March 30), Craig will be defending the evidence for God against Lawrence Krauss, a distinguished professor of physics and director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University. For the second (April 7), Craig will be debating the foundation of morality in a much anticipated contest with Sam Harris, a neuroscientist and popular New Atheist.
The fact that these debates will be webcast offers those of us in different parts of the world a great opportunity to listen in and even introduce others to Christian apologetics. When done right, debates can be an excellent way of showcasing the truth and rationality of the Christian worldview and I would encourage you to get together with friends or your local church and organize an event around these debates. There is no better skilled Christian debater than Craig and given the fact that both Krauss and Harris are influential critics of religion, these debates should prove to be a rigorous and enthralling contest of ideas.
Here are the full details:
William Lane Craig versus Lawrence Krauss
Topic:Is there evidence for God?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
(For New Zealanders – Thursday March 31, 2011, 12.00 noon)
William Lane Craig versus Sam Harris
Topic: Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
(For New Zealanders – Friday April 8 11am)