The Missing Links — May 15, 2011

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  • Audio of the 2010 debate between Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D’Souza at Notre Dame.  The video is here.
  • The blog of the recently formed Christian Apologetics Alliance is up and running.  You can follow us on Twitter as well.  If you’re on Facebook and a student of apologetics, you can search for our name and request to join the Facebook group.
  • Alvin Plantinga’s recent Bellingham Lectures on the topics of  God and Evolution:  Where the Conflict Really Liesand “Does Science Show That Miracles Can’t Happen” can be viewed online here.  It’s not clear whether both lectures are included on the video or only one, but the running time of two hours, 22 minutes seems long for a single talk.
  • I love this video.  Your favorite characters from Star Wars quoting Jean-Paul Sartre. : )
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April 7 Debate – D’Souza vs. Hitchens – “Is Religion the Problem?”

The South Bend Tribune reports,

Atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and Catholic conservative Dinesh D’Souza will present a public debate on the topic “Is Religion the Problem?” on April 7 at the University of Notre Dame.

The debate will be at 7:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Named one of “America’s most influential conservative thinkers” by the New York Times, D’Souza has been outspoken in his defense of religion in his writing and speaking appearances.

A native of India and a graduate of Dartmouth College, D’Souza served as a policy analyst in the Reagan administration. He is the author of the best-selling book “What’s So Great About Christianity?” He is also the author of a 2007 book, “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and its Responsibility for 9/11.”

Hitchens is an author, journalist and public speaker. Considered a leader in the “New Atheist” movement, he is the author of the 2007 book “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” He has been a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, The Nation and other media outlets. Born and raised in England, he now holds dual British-U.S. citizenship. (more)

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Saddleback Apologetics Conference Audio and Video

Brian at Apologetics 315 now has the audio and video up from the recent Apologetics Conference at Saddleback church featuring Dinesh D’Souza, William Lane Craig, Norman Geisler, J. P. Moreland, Darrell Bock, and Greg Koukl.

Saddleback Church recently hosted an Apologetics Conference with a number of great apologists. Now their audio and video are available for listening and viewing online. But if you prefer MP3s or a podcast feed, you can download there right here:

• How Can I Know God Exists? – Dinesh D’Souza – MP3
• How Did the Universe Begin – William Lane Craig – MP3
• If God Exists, Why is there Evil? – Norman Geisler – MP3
• Has Science Made Belief in God Obsolete? – J.P. Moreland – MP3
• What Do the Gospels Really Say About Jesus? – Darrell Bock – MP3
• How Can I Defend My Faith Without Sounding Defensive? – Greg Koukl – MP3

RSS feed here. Subscribe directly in iTunes here. (HT: Rob)

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Apologetics Weekend at Saddleback Church

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The Apologetics Weekend at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA (Rick Warren’s Church) on September 5 and 6 has a great lineup of speakers.

Time and Topics:

Sat 4:30:  Darrell Bock:  “How is Jesus Unique?”
Sat 6:30:  JP Moreland:  “Has Science Made Belief in God Obsolete?”

Sun 9:00:  Norm Geisler:  “If God, Why Evil?”
Sun 11:15:  William Lane Craig:  “How Did the Universe Begin?”
Sun 4:30: Dinesh D’Souza:  “What’s So Great About God?”
Sun 6:30:  Gregory Koukl:  “Why Does Faith Matter?”

  • When:9/5/2009
  • Where:Worship Center
  • A Lake Forest Campus Event
  • Start Time:4:30 PM
  • End Time:6:30 PM
  • Price: Free
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