Discussion: The Problem of Evil

This Saturday I’ll be hosting an exciting live discussion between two Christians and two atheists on the problem of evil. What’s unique about this event is that I will be participating as one of the Christian interlocutors. Joining me for Team Theist is Josh Parikh; most will be familiar with him by this point. I hear he’s got an interesting new theodicy he’s going to try out. The atheists joining us are Cory Markum and James Croft (more info on these gentlemen below).

The discussion goes live right at 11am CST on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Here’s the link to view live (and watch later):

Click Here to View the Live Event

As I mentioned, this will be my first time engaging live with an atheist (at least for the world to see) on a topic. Normally I sit back and moderate, but this time I’m getting my hands dirty. Should be fun!

Joshua Parikh, Theist, is a student studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. He’s debated atheists on the show Unbelievable numerous times (including once with Cory Markum). His interests include apologetics, reading, and veganism.

Cory, one of our atheist interlocutors, is an old friend of Capturing Christianity. He’s been on the show previously where he discussed The Moral Argument for God’s existence with John Cranman and the Resurrection of Jesus with Michael from Inspiring Philosophy. Cory exemplifies nearly every good property an atheist could be said to have. He takes philosophy seriously, he isn’t combative, he’s friendly, funny, well-read, just an all around great guy. He co-hosts a podcast called “Hinge” and blogs at Atheist Republic.

James Croft Ed.D, our other atheist friend, is Outreach Director for the Ethical Society of St. Louis, a Humanist congregation. You can find the Ethical Society at ethicalstl.org.



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