“Does God Exist?” – Upcoming Debate at Liberty University

by Max Andrews

I can now announce that on Thursday, March 28 from 7.30-9p I will be engaging in a debate with Dan Linford from Virginia Tech on the debate topic, “Does God Exist?” Dan is in the philosophy PhD program at VT. He and I debated each other last year (in partnership with Josh Nixon and Beau Bradley). Last year we debated at VT, and this year we will be debate on the campus of Liberty University.

The precise location has yet to be determined but it’s currently scheduled to be in DeMoss 1113. That room holds about 300 but from initial surveys I suspect we may need to find a larger room. We currently plan on having the debate filmed so we should have it available online sometime afterwards. I’m hoping to find a way to stream the debate online. If anyone knows how we can do that please let me know. I’ll be using #LUGODdebate as the Twitter hashtag (@maxeoa). This will help gather interactive thoughts from attendees after the debate. More information will be shared as time gets closer.

Debate format:

  • Moderator Introductions
  • 17 minutes opening (Max—affirmative)
  • 17 minutes opening (Dan—negative)
  •  7 minutes rebuttal (Max)
  • 7 minutes rebuttal (Dan)
  • 10 minutes cross-examination (Max asks Dan questions)
  • 10 minutes cross-examination (Dan asks Max questions)
  • 5 minutes closing statement (Max)
  • 5 minutes closing statement (Dan)
  •  20 minutes of Q&A
    • Total of 78 minutes of debate and 20 minutes of Q&A

You can view our debate from last spring here.


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