A month ago, on February 21 I had a public debate with Mike Licona at the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University on the topic: Are the Gospels Historically Reliable? Ratio Christi and KSU History Club hosted the event. Moderator was Dr. Brian Swain, a historian of Mediterranean antiquity on the faculty there.
You can probably guess the two sides we took in the debate. The crowd was largely on his side, which made for a very interesting evening. As I think you’ll see, even though Mike and I disagree on most things, we have a good, friendly relationship.
It was a long evening — lots of back and forth, with a Q & A with the audience to follow. At times it got, well, animated. Here is part 1. I’ll post the second part next week.
Mike Licona is the author of Why Are There Differences in the Gospels and The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach.
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