For those of you inquiring, and all interested, here’s a bit of background to the “debate” this afternoon with Douglas Wilson.
Last September, Douglas posted “The Death Penalty as Our Only Hope,” in which he primarily addressed homosexuality, Old Testament law, and transitioned into the cross of Christ (i.e., death penalty). While obviously in agreement on the theological point, I felt he had played a bit fast and loose with the civil point he brought up, engaged, and then kind of left hanging.
I pushed him a bit on this in his facebook thread below the post, and a friendly exchange ensued. Read it here.
Some people suggested that Douglas and I “debate” the issue. Since I did not feel we had really gotten a clear answer to the crucial point of the civil death penalty, I did not mind the opportunity for further clarity. We both agreed to a more formal exchange. I looked around for a good outlet and decided to ask Chris Arnzen, who is well known for hosting Reformed interviews and not shying away from the toughest of issues or from controversy.
There are a few outstanding issues here, perhaps to be discussed later. I am also not sure what the format of the debate will be. Since we really discussed nothing, I am assuming this will be a very simple, kind-of free form counterpoint debate. I look forward to discussing several of the Scriptural texts and interpretations relating to the issue.
Long story short, today is the day, and you can tune in at 4pm eastern. Chris’s details are here:
IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio
*TUES.*, MARCH 20th, 4-6pm*ET*
Dr. DOUGLAS WILSON,
author, Pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, ID,
Dr. Joel McDurmon,
author, President of American Vision,
who will DEBATE on:
“How Does the Old Covenant Civil PENAL CODE Apply to HOMOSEXUALITY TODAY?”
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