What is Apologetics?

Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense or an answer given in reply. In ancient Athens it referred to a defense made in the courtroom as part of the normal judicial procedure. After the accusation, the defendant was allowed to refute the charges with a defense or reply (apologia). The word appears 17 times in noun or verb form in the New Testament, and both the noun (apologia) and verb form (apologeomai) can be translated “defense” or “vindication” in every case.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Debate: Does God Exist? William Dembski v. Christopher Hitchens

Here is the first segment off of YouTube showing the debate between Bill Dembski and Christopher Hitchens.  If you click on the title or click on the Eye on Apologetics blog site to see the entire debate in one setting.  The debate was held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano TX.  Those in the audience were a good portion of the Prestonwood Christian Academy.  It was a practice session for the students to tweak their "baloney detectors", watching a Christian scholar and one of the most popular atheists around. 

(Update: The original full length debate was removed, here is Part 1)

Prestonwood should be commended for their mindset in equipping their students and their approach to engaging the minds that took part in this debate.

For the time being, I wanted to get this debate online so you could view it as well.  I hope to have my review of this debate in the near future.

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