At Biola College, April, 2009. Two titans clashed.
Hitchens died December 15, 2011. He was considered the chief spokesman for the New Atheist movement. He was an audience charmer with a cool, suave, confident air about him, but he often used this as a way to bolster weak arguments. He could certainly sway an audience.
William Lane Craig remains a very formidable philosopher and apologist with an extraordinary level head, keen insight, relentless Christ-centeredness and as bold as a lion.
The Greg Bahnsen – Gordon Stein debate of 1985.
As one who is not smart enough to enter the larger public arena of apologetics, nevertheless I’ve been a serious follower of what I consider to be the best of the Christian apologists for more than 30 years, and I consider THIS to be the smack-down of the last century.
It occurred at the University of California, Irvine, in 1985. Greg Bahnsen died December 11, 1995.
My grandson is proudly named after this great Christian.
Do not let the fact that he was a Presuppositionalist generate a bias against him. He was a master debater, immensely Christ-centered and immensely brutal on his opponent. All while maintaining a 1 Peter 3:15 graciousness.
Here is an excellent, brief analysis of the debate from an eye-witness perspective.