On Tue, 12-9-14 there will be a Christian/atheist debate at Portland State University on the topic “Can a God Become a Man?” The Christian is Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary. The atheist is Bernie Dehler (a former born-again evangelical Christian). All event details for this free event can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/nnuq4p3 .
More information about Gerry Breshears:
Besides being a seminary professor, Gerry has co-authored these books with Mark Driscoll:
— “Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe”
— “Death by Love: Letters from the Cross”
— “Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods”
— “Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions”
More information about Bernie Dehler:
Bernie Dehler is the author of the booklet “Modern Science and Philosophy Destroy Christian Theology.” He has debated many Christians in the Portland area, including Eric Hovind (President of “Creation Today”), Phil Smith, Ph.D., Steve Gregg (President of “Narrow Path Ministry” and author of “Revelation: Four Views”), Jeremy Wallace, D.Min., Ben Clifton (instructor at Canby Bible College), Bart Rask, M.D., Pastor Nathan Lewis, Dennis Marcellino (Christian author), and David McCorkle, Ph.D.
Bernie Dehler will be debating many more Christians in the following months. These are all free events located in the Portland Oregon area. (This is an excellent opportunity for Christians to try out their apologetics and evangelism ideas; to see if they have merit.) Here is a upcoming summary of events, and all details can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Philosophical-Naturalists/ .
Date: Tue. 1-13-15
Topic: Which Best Explains Man’s Origin, Creation or Evolution?
Debaters: Bernie Dehler & Bart Rask, M.D.
Date: Feb. 2015, (Details still TBD)
Preliminary Topic: Can a Christian practice science?
Debaters: Bernie Dehler & Prof. Ted Davis
Venue: Oregon State University, sponsored by the Socratic Club
Dehler’s other Christian/atheist debates in the Portland area can be freely seen at this YouTube channel: http://tinyurl.com/pz8bm6x .
Other Portland-area community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com, such as these:
— The Center for Philosophical Naturalism: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl
— Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
— Westside Science & Religion Disc.: http://tinyurl.com/bkmhdl5
— Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
— Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
— Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
— Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc