Debate with Tovia Singer (Nashville)
The debate is now live and you can watch it here.
Many of you have been asking for me take on how it went. Based on the feedback I have been getting, the consensus from both sides seems to be that it was a lively, fair debate in which both sides were engaging, respectful, and personable. There were strong ideas and claims, and a bit of spirited sparring, but no rancor or hostility. The most important thing for me is that I was able to represent Christ well in my ideas and my demeanor. (At least that’s how I felt when it ended, and thankfully my wife confirmed it!)
As far as who “won” the debate, that is in the eye of the beholder. On the issues, I think I had a slight advantage because I put several big questions to Rabbi Singer that he noticeably ducked. He had the clear advantage on delivery, rhetoric, and emotional appeal. He’s a masterful speaker!
I’ll be honest. I felt like I brought a winning argument and was able to make some strong points, but did not execute as well as I had intended. I started strong but failed to maintain “mission discipline” and ended up chasing some of Rabbi Singer’s points more than I should have. But, in the end, I was able to share some things I think many had not heard before—ideas that hopefully planted some seeds in the minds of the listeners. And I trust the Holy Spirit will do what He will with them.
An Event of Biblical Proportions!
A Scholarly Debate: “Is Jesus the Promised Jewish Messiah?”
Sunday, July 17, 2022
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton – Nashville Airport
Southern Grand Ballroom
10 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN 37214
*Special rates available at the hotel for event attendees (coupon code is on your ticket)