I just read a very interesting article about a series of debates on atheism vs. Christianity.
The debaters are Christopher Hitchens, for atheism, and Douglas Wilson, for Christianity.
They first debated one another in a series of letters in Christianity Today; those letters were released in book form in September of last year.
Now, a film documentary is forthcoming in which the two men debate one another for three days in a variety of formal, informal, and personal settings.
According to a witness of the documentary process, Douglas Wilson is unfazed by Christopher Hitchens's well-known penchant for profanity and blasphemous humor. Wilson believes in humor and satirical exchange as a valuable method for apologetics.
Here are the goals that Wilson claims for his debates:
1) to protect and strengthen the faith of the believers who witness the interaction--care for the sheep before the wolves;
2)to rattle and shake the skepticism of those unbelievers present -- till soil and plant seeds;
3)to win the opponent himself.
I'm really looking forward to this documentary. I don't believe I've ever seen two expert debaters lock horns over faith and atheism. I may also have to go look up the Wilson/Hitchens book of letters.