Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Audio Available

The audio recording is now available through iTunes University. Click here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Open Forum

What is your general reaction to the dialogue between Dr. Marcus and Dr. Habermas? If significant questions come up at this point, I will separate them into separate posts for discussion.

Our Role in Faith

Another question. At one point Dr. Marcus made a comment that went something like this: "You cannot convince yourself to believe. It is a gift." Here's the question: how much of faith is a gift and how much is it something we are responsible for? Do we recieve faith or do we choose faith?

Pastoral Question

I will present to you the same question I asked Dr. Habermas and Dr. Marcus: If you had someone in your pastoral office who you became convinced was not going to believe without evidence/data, what would you tell them (especially if you are inclined toward Dr. Marcus' perspective)? If you had someone in your office who you became convinced was not going to believe no matter how much evidence/data you gave them, what would you tell them (especially if you are inclined toward Dr. Habermas' perspective)?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Where to Park?

I've had a couple of emails asking about where to park. I'd suggest the Bryan Center parking garage. You can find more info here. The Divinity School is on the other side of Duke Chapel from the Bryan Center parking lot. Thanks for all who have RSVP'd.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Lunch Lecture

Just in case you didn't notice, Dr. Gary Habermas will be presenting a lecture in room 0016 Westbrook of the Divinity School during lunch on Tuesday (about 12:20-1:20). Free pizza will be available. The lecture is titled: "The Resurrection of Jesus and Current Scholarship." This is a great chance to get to know Dr. Habermas before the dialogue that evening with Dr. Marcus. We hope to see you all there.

Thanks to all who have RSVP'd. This is a great help. If you haven't done so yet, email us at resurrectiontwoviews@yahoo.com.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is this a Debate?

In one of the RSVP emails I came across someone saying something like: "I'm RSVPing for the debate between Marcus and Habermas." Is this a debate? Well...not exactly. We're trying not to make this a debate but rather to make it a dialogue. As I said in an earlier post: we think that Marcus and Habermas are going to have enough shared langauge to make a dialogue possible and yet enough difference to make it interesting. If we've made this look like a debate by the title of it, "Two Views on the Resurrection," well...its hard to advertise something that deals with subtle differences in a compelling way. Or at least we're primarily expecting subtle differences. And yet none of us have really read much that Habermas has written or that Marcus has written so we really have no idea what will happen in the dialogue. And then there's the unknown factor of audience participation at the end. So we expect it to be interesting, but we're not trying to make it a formal "debate." If you want a debate, you'll have to wait for Hillary and Pataki.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Questions for Marcus & Habermas

What questions do you hope Dr. Marcus and Dr. Habermas will answer next Tuesday night?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


We've had a couple of questions about what the RSVP is all about. Can people come if they have not RSVP'd? ABSOLUTELY!

The RSVP is to help us guage whether we need to move to a larger room. Last year we expected 300 for an event we planned between Richard Hays and Bart Ehrman. We got over 500 people! We don't expect a crowd this large this year. But we just wanted to be ready if needed.

So please RSVP to help us prepare, but if you haven't RSVP'd, come anyway.

RSVP at resurrectiontwoviews@yahoo.com.