Christian Debates

Bart Ehrman vs Mike Licona – Are the Gospels Historically Reliable ? – 2018

On February 21, 2018, Ratio Christi and the KSU History Club cosponsored a debate between Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona on the question “Are the Gospels Historically Reliable?” Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com  

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Courtney Friesen vs Mike Licona – Are Christian claims verifiable and does it matter ? – 2018

Hosted by the Veritas Forum at Arizona University, this debate between resident classicist Courtney Friesen and New Testament scholar Mike Licona sought to answer the question: “Are Christian claims verifiable … and does it matter?” This debate occurred on January 29, 2018. Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Larry Shapiro vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise From the Dead ? – 2018

In this debate Dr. Mike Licona debate Dr. Larry Shapiro on the resurrection of Jesus. This debate took place in February of 2018 at the University of Findlay in the state of Ohio. Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Larry Shapiro vs Mike Licona – Resurrected or Reimagined ? – 2017

Mike Licona (Christian New Testament scholar) and Larry Shapiro (atheist philosopher) debate whether one is justified in concluding Jesus rose from the dead? Resurrected or Reimagined ? Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Matt Dillahunty vs Mike Licona – Was Jesus raised from the Dead ? – 2017

Dr. Mike Licona debated atheist Matt Dillahunty of “The Atheist Experience” at the [un]Apologetic Conference 2017 in Austin, TX on Feb 25.The question of the debate was, ‘Was Jesus Raised from the Dead ?’ Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Shabir Ally vs Mike Licona – Jesus, Resurrected or Rescued ? – 2016

“Jesus: Resurrected or Rescued ?” was a debate between Dr. Mike Licona and Dr. Shabir Ally at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Dr. Licona is an associate professor of theology at Houston Baptist University and president of Risen Jesus Inc. Dr. Shabir Ally is president of the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre International in…

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Evan Fales vs Mike Licona – Debate – Part 4 – 2014

Mike Licona provides a 15-minute response to Fales followed by 45 minutes of Q&A from audience members and dialogue between Fales and Licona. Original to YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Evan Fales vs Mike Licona – The Meaning of Miracle Stories – Part 3 – 2014

Evan Fales reads a 60-minute paper responding to Licona and arguing for the impossibility of miracles and that reports of Jesus’ resurrection were political myth. Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Evan Fales vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? – Part 2 – 2014

Mike Licona reads a 30-minute paper arguing for the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection and responds to Evan Fales’ arguments that the story is political myth.¬† He then answers questions for 30 minutes. Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Evan Fales vs Mike Licona – Can Historians Investigate Miracle Claims ? – Part 1 – 2014

On June 24, 2014, atheist philosopher Evan Fales (University of Iowa) and Mike Licona (Houston Baptist University) debated the question of whether Jesus rose from the dead. This debate is in 4-parts. This is Part 1 and is a 30-minute lecture by Licona on whether historians can investigate miracle claims followed by 30-minutes of audience…

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Shane Puckett vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? – 2012

World ranked debate champion Shane Puckett and Michael Licona debate on Jesus’s resurrection. The debate took place in front of approx. 1,000 attendees at West Monroe Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA. Original YouTube video link is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Yusuf Ismail vs Mike Licona -Did Jesus Die by Crucifixion in the 1st Century ? – 2011

What was the 1st century fate of Jesus? Muslim apologist Yusuf Ismail and Mike Licona provide conflicting answers in this spirited debate that took place at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Abel Pienaar vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? – 2011

Pienaar (New Reformation Network) and Licona (HBU) debate on whether Jesus rose from the dead. The debate took place in September 2011 at the University of Pretoria. Original YouTube link is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Richard Carrier vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? – 2010

This video includes the entire debate with audience Q&A. The debate was held at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Original YouTube video link is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Peter Craffert vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus Rise from the Dead ? – 2010

In September 2011, Pieter Craffert (UNISA) and Mike Licona debated on the topic of Jesus’s resurrection. The debate took place at the University of Johannesburg. Link to the original YouTube video is here. Audio extracted and polished by http://www.christianaudiodebates.com

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Shabir Ally vs Mike Licona – Did Jesus rise from the dead ? – 2004

Shabir Ally and Mike Licona debate the question “Did Jesus rise from the dead ?” The debate took place at Regent University in Virginia Beach. Link to original YouTube video is here.

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