Kyle Butt Debate SeriesSKU: 106527
These debates feature Kyle Butt defending the existence of God against prominent atheists and agnostics. Kyle ably argues that the Bible’s description of God accurately fits the evidence for His existence. Kyle also demonstrates that the Christian worldview is consistent with the moral, ethical and scientific evidence for God.
1. Debate: Pain, Suffering, and God’s Existence (Kyle Butt / Bart Ehrman)
2. Debate: Does the God of the Bible Exist? (Kyle Butt / Dan Barker)
3. Debate: God Does Not Exist (Kyle Butt / Blair Scott)
Debate: “Does the god of the Bible Exist?”
A debate between Kyle Butt and Dan Barker was conducted on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia on February 12, 2009.
Of all the significant questions pertaining to human existence, none is more crucial than whether the God of the Bible exists. If He does exist, all human beings are obligated to come to a knowledge of His will and render obedience to Him. Those who fail to do so will face eternal punishment (2 Corinthians 5:10-11). If, on the other hand, the God of the Bible does not exist, human behavior remains a matter of subjective, human inclination. Atheist and theist meet in this historic confrontation.
Kyle Butt works at Apologetics Press, a 30-year-old, non-profit organization dedicated to the defense of New Testament Christianity. Kyle graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A. in Bible and Communication and an M.A. in New Testament Christianity. He is the author or co-author of 20 books dealing with topics such as the existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, the historicity of Jesus Christ, and the creation/evolution controversy. He is the editor of Discovery magazine, a monthly periodical about Scripture and science for kids. And he is the associate editor of Reason & Revelation, a monthly journal of Christian evidences. He frequently presents seminars around the country and several of these seminars are available on DVD.
Dan Barker is co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A former minister and evangelist, Mr. Barker became an atheist in 1983. He is the author of the books Just Pretend a free-thought book for children and Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist. His latest book is godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists. Mr. Barker is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in religion. He has been involved in 68 formal, moderated debates. He is a regular contributing author to Freethought Today, a periodical published 10 times a year by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Debate: God Does Not Exist
A debate between Kyle Butt and Blair Scott was conducted on the campus of the University of North Alabama on September 29, 2011.
Kyle Butt is a Christian apologist who graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.A.in Bible and Communication and an M.A. in New Testament studies. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including Out With Doubt: A Look at the Evidences for Christianity, Behold! The Word of God: Exploring the Evidence for the Inspiration of the Bible, Truth Be Told: Exposing the Myth of Evolution, and The Dinosaur Delusion: Dismantling Evolution’s Most Cherished Icon. He has also presented numerous video seminars, including Is the Bible From God?, Behold! The Lamb of God, Truth Be Told, and Answering Atheism. For over 10 years he has served as the editor of Discovery magazine, a monthly periodical about Scripture and science for children. Kyle has worked at Apologetics Press for more than a decade. Apologetics Press is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the defense of New Testament Christianity
Blair Scott is the Communications Director for the American Atheists, Inc. He is a staff writer for American Atheist magazine and manages the NoGod-Blog, the official blog of American Atheists. He hosts The Critical Eye Podcast with his co-host Tom Hand. Blair has been an atheist since the seventh grade and was an activist in the United States Navy. Blair was formerly the Alabama State Director and National Affiliate Director for American Atheists, Inc., as well as the Director of the North Alabama Freethought Association. Blair lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife and twin daughters, where he writes a regular column on atheism for the Huntsville Times.
Debate: Pain, Suffering, and God’s Existence
A debate between Kyle Butt and Dr. Bart Ehrman was conducted on the campus of the University of North Alabama on April 4, 2014.
Kyle Butt is a Christian apologist at Apologetics Press. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 books dealing with such topics as the existence of God, atheism, the deity of Christ, and the inspiration of the Bible. He received a B.A. in Bible and Communication and an M.A. in New Testament Studies from Freed-Hardeman University. He currently serves as the editor of Discovery magazine, a monthly journal for kids dealing with Scripture and science. He is the associate editor to Reason & Revelation, a monthly journal of Christian evidences for adults.
Dr. Bart Ehrman has written 24 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Misquoting Jesus, Jesus Interrupted and God’s Problem.He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Ehrman is a self-avowed agnostic who claims that the pain and suffering in the world makes it impossible for him to believe that the Christian God exists.