I have been attending the 2009 Apologetics Conference sponsored by the Evangelical Philosophical Society in New Orleans. I have heard presentations from Drs. William Craig, Mike Licona, Craig Keener, Gary Habermas, J. P. Moreland, and other leading evangelical apologetes.
Someone might ask, Why would someone who has de-converted from evangelicalism want to attend such a conference?. The reason is simple. I want to hear the very best that evangelicalism can offer in terms of defending conservative Christianity. I am not afraid to examine my beliefs.
I will be writing more on the various presentations and why they didn't convince me to re-convert to evangelicalism as time goes forward.
Tonight I will be meeting with John Loftus, Hector Avalos, Jim Linville and others who are in New Orleans for the Society of Biblical Literature Conference. As announced on this blog previously, we are planning a new group within SBL for strictly secular Bible scholars.