>Uh, I mean, Let’s get ready to dialogue!
“The Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum in Faith and Culture is a pilot program of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The Forum is designed to provide a venue in which a respected evangelical scholar and a respected non-evangelical scholar dialogue on critical issues in philosophy, science, religion, and/or culture from their differing perspectives.
The forum is a five-year pilot program made possible by a gracious gift from William L. Heard, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn. This program provides a forum for an evangelical scholar and a non-evangelical scholar to come together for dialogue on a particular issue of religious or cultural significance. The forum is not exactly a debate, although by design the speakers necessarily differ in their opinions. Instead, the intention is to provide a model for civil discourse on important topics and an environment in which to discuss differences–without abandoning one’s convictions–and to make a case for one perspective over against another.
This year’s forum, scheduled for April 4-5, 2008, will feature Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Daniel Wallace of Dallas Theological Seminary as they discuss the textual reliability of the New Testament.”