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Doug Wilson, a pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and a Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College, will address the theme: "Is Christianity Good For the World?: Reflections on the Doug Wilson-Christopher Hitchens Debate".
As the debate DVD promotional material describes it: "In May 2007, leading atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson began to argue the topic 'Is Christianity Good for the World?' in a series of written exchanges published in Christianity Today. The rowdy literary bout piqued the interest of filmmaker Darren Doane, who sought out Hitchens and Wilson to pitch the idea of making a film around the debate.
"In Fall 2008, Doane and crew accompanied Hitchens and Wilson on an east coast tour to promote the book compiled from their written debate titled creatively enough, Is Christianity Good for the World?. According to Doane: 'We were ready to make a movie about two intellectual warriors at the top of their game going one-on-one. I knew it would make an amazing film'..."
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, Long Island, NY, has rented the Bellmore Movie Theater, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, Long Island, NY, to show this film, "Collision: Is Christianity Good for the World?" , this Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE! To secure tickets for this FREE screening, go to http://www.opcli.org/collision.
Ben Miller, one of the pastors of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, and Eric Farkas, a member there who was instrumental in orchestrating this project at the Bellmore Movie Theater, will co-host tonight's program.
BIOS of the Debate's Participants:
Christopher Hitchens (b. April 13, 1949) is a popular political journalist and the author of several books, including “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”. Hitchens is regarded as one of the most fundamental figures of modern atheism. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly and Slate, Hitchens also appears regularly on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, Washington Journal, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He was named one of the US’s "25 Most Influential Liberals” by Forbes and one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy. Hitchens lives in Washington, DC.
Douglas Wilson (b. June 18, 1953) is a pastor of Christ Church, editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and a Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College. A prolific writer, he is the author of many books, including The Case for Classical Christian Education, Letter from a Christian Citizen, Reforming Marriage and Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth. Wilson lives in Moscow, Idaho.