Each debate will feature a speaker defending a religious position AND a speaker presenting an atheist perspective. You can expect top scholars and authors and an array of different debate topics.
The goal is to learn and to entertain. Ultimately, we hope Buzzed Belief will promote understanding between those who are believers and those who are not. What common values do we share? What points are divisive?
Want to ask a burning question? DO IT. There will be an open-mic Q&A.
Yes, we can disagree sanely. Perhaps you’ll see the other side, perhaps you’ll change someone else's mind. We promote no agenda other than entertainment, education and a respectful tolerance of opposing viewpoints. If this sounds like your cup of tea, mug of beer, glass of wine or snifter of brandy, then please join us for any or all of these exciting new debates!
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 7-10 pm (Must be 21 years of age to attend this event)
Shank Hall, 1434 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Richard Carrier and Justin Bass
Are There Reliable Sources for the Miraculous Resurrection of Jesus?
FREE admission with advanced reservation. $5 at the door.
The resurrection of Jesus is the Christian religious belief that, after being put to death, Jesus rose again from the dead. It is the central tenet of Christian theology and part of the Nicene Creed. His resurrection is covered in the Scriptures; but are these writings reliable?
Dr. Richard Carrier is an atheist historical scholar and author with a PhD in ancient history from Columbia University. He is one of the leading current proponents of the Christ myth theory, and will argue that the sources we have for Jesus' resurrection are not reliable enough to be considered an actual historical event.
Dr. Justin W. Bass is the lead pastor of 1042 Church in Frisco, Texas, and a Professor at Dallas Christian College and Dallas Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies, and will make the case that Paul’s early letters and the Synoptic Gospels are reliable sources for the miraculous resurrection of Jesus.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6-9 pm
Turner Hall, 1034 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Dr. Robert Price and Bart D. Ehrman
Did Jesus Exist?
Early-bird ticket offer: Ends June 30, 2015
$30 General Admission*
$105 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
Tickets purchased July 1-Oct. 20
$60 General Admission*
$160 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
Tickets available at the door
$65 General Admission*
$165 VIP Conference & Debate (includes afterparty)
*All tickets include FREE entrance to the Mythinformation Conference III
One of the most anticipated debates in the secular and theist realm alike is finally here! These two New Testament scholars are coming together to discuss the hotly debated topic of the existence of a historical Jesus Christ.
Dr. Robert Price is a former Baptist minister who holds PhDs in systematic theology and the New Testament. Dr. Price is professor of biblical criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute, and will assert the Jesus Myth Theory viewpoint - wherein there are flaws with the evidence for a historical Jesus - and will make the case that He is no more than a mythological figure.
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1988. Professor Ehrman has published extensively in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity, and will support the stance that there is strong evidence for the existence for a historical Jesus.