Comment threads on the internet tend to go down rabbit trails, circle around, disappear into other universes, and somehow fail to reach a conclusion. Sometimes this happens because there are crowds of commenters derailing the conversation, or because there is no time/word limit, and sometimes both. The purpose of a debate is to produce a meaningful, productive conversation between two dissenters on a controversial topic by removing these roadblocks.
Google Hangouts provides one of the best formats for online debates. I’ve done a few of them, some with different structures. Reach me in the contact form and we can set one up.
Previous Live Debates
|Is Evolution Compatible with the Bible?||Z. Lawson||Kent Hovind||[YouTube]|
|Molinism v Calvinism||Z. Lawson/ R. Bushey||J. Sommer/ TurretinFan||[YouTube]|
|Is Evolution At Odds With Atheism?||Z. Lawson||Erik||[YouTube]|
|Does Man Have Free Will?||Z. Lawson/ E. Minton||T.L. Ross/ E. Rittenhouse||[YouTube]|
|Panel on Calvinism & Molinism||Z. Lawson||Multiple||[YouTube]|
|10 Minidebates||Z. Lawson||E. Sowders||[YouTube]|
If a live debate is not your style, we can do a written debate structured like this. I borrowed this format from hack apologist Richard Bushey.
1 Introduction per participant (1500 Words)
1 Long Rebuttal per participant (1000 Words)
1 Short Rebuttal per participant (750 Words)
At this point, each participant will pose three questions to the other.
1 Three Answers post per participant (750 Words)
1 Conclusion post per participant (500 Words)
Previous Written Debates
If you would like to participate concerning anything I’ve written, reach me through the contact form. I look forward to talking with you!