Indy Debate Recaps

It was more like a vacation among friends - Adam and his wife Elizabeth stayed with my family and I amongst our debates last week. We truly enjoyed their company, hanging out, the post-debate parties over some wine and snacks, and talking honestly about philosophy, theology, and politics.The tour was kicked off on Wednesday, July 1st when I picked up Adam and Elizabeth at the airport. We had to head right to Theology on Tap at the Tow Yard Brewing Company. It was a fantastic turnout and … [Read more...]

Theology on Tap and Faith vs. Doubt

"Theology on Tap". It has a nice ring to it. I'm still not sold on the title, "Faith vs. Doubt" as I feel that term encapsulates the sentiments of any believer. All of the faithful, at one point or another, face doubt. With that, "versus" sets the stage for the typical debate, of which Adam and mine are nothing like! I consider "my opponent" as a friend, one that I disagree with on many things, but a friend first and foremost. True, we definitely get down philosophically and challenge each … [Read more...]

Debate Recap

It was a sight to see. Catholics, Christians, deists, agnostics, and atheists - all sharing a Saturday afternoon together at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central ┬áNassua in Garden City, NY - wrestling with big questions in a spirit of civility. It was a rare gem.I was greeted by my friend Adam Lee and had the pleasure of spending some time with him, his wife, parents, and in-laws. They were so warm and welcoming - I felt like I had known them for years.I then met our … [Read more...]

My Upcoming “Debate” in NY this Weekend…

I hesitate to call it a "debate".For the obvious reason, the word typically implies two people disrespectfully talking right past each other on stage, only to retreat to their respective "sides" to get cookies from their supporters. I prefer "forum" as to imply an exchange of ideas.This Saturday, May 24th, Adam Lee and I will meet again live at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City, New York at 2pm. This will be our second in-person forum, our first at … [Read more...]