CFI sponsored one of those awful debates between a Christian and a rationalist in Vancouver, BC. It followed the typical sequence: the specific topic was “What’s right and what’s wrong with Christianity,” which the creationist essentially ignored and the philosophy student tried to address, which meant, of course, that neither one was talking to each other.
The one amusing bit is the person defending Christianity: it’s Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe. Ross is unlike Kent Hovind and Ken Ham in that he believes in an old earth…but exactly the same in the way he came to that conclusion, which is that he wrestles the bible into being a science textbook and pretends that his answers are entirely biblical…and further, that the bible is a superior source of information over science. There is no substantive difference between Ross and Ham except that each thinks the other is a charlatan who is going to hell.
Watch the videos at that link to see what I mean. Ross spends his entire time arguing that the Christian bible specifically and accurately and exclusively (compared to all other religions) describes the explanations made by modern physics for the origins of the universe. It’s complete nonsense — the book of Genesis is wrong in all the details, vague in all the generalities, and Ross’s apologetics reduces to “The Bible says there was a beginning, physics proposes the Big Bang as a beginnning.” Whoop-te-do.
His opponent, Brian Lynchehaun, was right to simply ignore the BS.