(April 7, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

"Does God Exist?" Debate: Live Rebroadcast Takes Place April 15

God is Not Great

SHREVEPORT, La. — Does God exist? Watch Christopher Hitchens and Dr. William Lane Craig debate this question at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons. This rebroadcast of a debate held live earlier this month is hosted by the Christian Leadership Center at Centenary College. The event is free and open to the public.

Noted contemporary philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig is a world-renown Christian apologist. He graduated from Wheaton College and holds doctorates in philosophy and theology from the University of Birmingham in England and the University of Munich in Germany. Craig currently teaches philosophy at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology and has published many books about philosophy, theology, and apologetics including Reasonable Faith.

Reasonable Faith

Christopher Hitchens has become one of the most outspoken atheists in the last century, debating this topic in many venues across the world. Educated at Oxford University, he has published in many popular magazines and newspapers including Vanity Fair, The Nation, Slate, the London Review of Books, and Atlantic Monthly. His latest book is God is Not Great: How Religion Spoils Everything.

Craig and Hitchens debated live before nearly 4,000 people at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Craig Hazen, director of the M.A. program in Christian apologetics and professor of comparative religion and apologetics at Biola University, served as debate host. Moderator Hugh Hewitt is a law professor, broadcast journalist and author best known for his nationally syndicated radio show and appearances on CNN, Fox News Network and MSNBC.

For more information about this live rebroadcast, contact the Christian Leadership Center at Centenary College of Louisiana at 318.869.5156 or http://www.centenary.edu/clc.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.