Free Event: God & Morality Debate and Symposium

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What is the best account of objective moral values and duties? Join Drs. William Lane Craig, Ken Keathley, Jamie Dew, Bruce Little and Ratio Christi at NC State for a 2-day symposium to address this topic and more.

You can attend in person for free — or watch a livestream on the day of the event.


The Debate | Friday, February 23 at 7pm

Where does morality come from? Dr. Erik Wielenberg, an atheist, argues that morality doesn’t come from anywhere, it just is; morality needs no explanation. Dr. William Lane Craig, a Christian argues that God is the best explanation for objective morality.

Who is correct? Join us for this exciting debate on Friday, February 23 at 7pm.

  • Dr. Erik Wielenberg is the Professor of Philosophy at DePauw University. He earned his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) (Ph.D.), and spent a year studying at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored three books in ethics and the philosophy of religion.
  • Dr. William Lane Craig is the Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and the Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He earned doctorates from the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D.), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol.). He has authored or edited over thirty books.

The Symposium | Saturday, February 24 starting at 9am

In this free symposium, Drs. Craig and Wielenberg — along with with professors from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and elsewhere — address important topics about God and morality.

  • “Philosophical Issues in the Atonement.”
    Dr. William Lane Craig, Talbot School of Theology.
  • “Moral Disagreement, Relativism, and the Puzzle of Psychopathy.”
    Dr. Eric Wielenberg, Depauw University.
  • “Is Life After Death Possible?”
    Dr. Jamie Dew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • “How can a Good God allow Evil?”
    Dr. Bruce Little, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • “How can Genesis 1 be interpreted?”
    — Dr. Ken Keathley, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • “What is the negative medical impact of pornography on men and women?”
    Dr. William Bixler, TCDMA.
  • “Is euthanasia necessary – a physician’s view?”
    — Dr. David Fisher, TCDMA.
  • “Is Christianity anti-science?”
    — Prem Isaac, SES.
  • “Does Christianity oppress women?”
    — Dianna Williams, SES.
  • “Does the Bible endorse slavery?”
    — Harold C. Felder, SES.
  • “Is the Christian God Petty and Jealous?”
    — Adam Tucker, SES.

The Details

This event will take place at The McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education at NC State (1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606). It is sponsored by Ratio Christi with the partnership of Cru, Chi Alpha, Providence Baptist Church and Colonial Baptist Church.

  • philosophy
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