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Debate: James White vs. Patrick Navas [189:50]
by Patric Navas vs. James White rated at 3.7 (2 votes so far)
I recently listened to Patrick Navas' debate against James White over whether or not Jesus is God. The specific debate topic was: “The deity of Christ is taught in the following texts or families of texts: John 12:41 (cf. Isa. 6 and 53), 1 Cor. 8:5-6, Heb. 1, Col. 1:15-17, and the 'I am' statements of Jesus (John 8:24/58, 13:19, 18:5-6).” Navas argued for a one-God position whereas White defended the doctrine of the Trinity. These two are among the best advocates of their respective positions.
James White is the Director of Alpha and Omega Ministries and the author of The Forgotten Trinity. White has debate dozens of people on many subjects, including Anthony Buzzard and Greg Stafford on the Trinity. He is tenacious, well-trained at debating, and probably one of the best Trinity defenders in the world.
Patrick Navas is the author of Divine Truth or Human Tradition?: A Reconsideration of the Orthodox Doctrine of the Trinity in Light of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. I've listened to a few of Navas' debates and he exemplifies a Christ-like respect and gentleness combined with strength and confidence. If you would like to listen to my own interview with Navas on the subject of the Trinity, click here.
The two faced off on Chris Date's Theopologetics podcast.
part one: opening statements; John 12.41; 1 Corinthians 8.6
part two: Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; the "I Am" statements of John
Trinity Debate [73 pages]
by Jonathan Burke vs. Nick Norelli rated at 3.0 (1 vote so far)
Christadelphian missionary Jonathan Burke takes on evangelical blogger Nick Norelli in a four part debate between biblical unitarianism and traditional trinitarianism.
Debate: Bible Answer Program w/ Bill Blount [72:49]
by Christadelphians vs. Gospel Truth Ministries rated at 4.0 (7 votes so far)
Two Christadelphians vs two men from The Gospel Truth Ministries debate the Trinity on the Bible Answer Program with Bill Blount (a call-in radio program).
Debate: Unitarian vs. Trinitarian [117:52]
by Sean Finnegan vs. Brant Bosserman rated at 4.4 (22 votes so far)
Presented by Brant Bosserman and Sean Finnegan at the One God Conference, in Seattle, WA on June 1st 2008. The debate was over whether God is a single individual (the Father of Jesus) or if he is a Trinity (three persons in one essence). The debate followed this format:
Introduction by Ken Westby and Tom Bosserman [10 min]
Sean's Opening Statement [20 min]
Brant's Opening Statement [20 min]
Sean's Rebuttal [15 min]
Brant's Rebuttal [15 min]
Sean Cross-Examine Brant [10 min]
Brant Cross-Examine Sean [10 min]
Sean's Closing Statement [5 min]
Brant's Closing Statement [5 min]
The discussion was lively and considerate and I thank Brant for his willingness to engage us on this issue. Unfortunately the recording has some microphone interference during the concluding statements but most of what was said can be understood. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Debate: Is God One or Three in One? [143:07]
by Sean Finnegan vs. Russ Dizdar rated at 4.3 (11 votes so far)
Sean Finnegan and Russ Dizdar participate in a debate over the question of who God is. Mr. Finnegan took the affirmative position that the Father is the only true God (cf. Jn 17.3) and Mr. Dizdar, took the traditional position that God is three persons in one essence--the Trinity. The tone was very civil and both sides were able to present their positions.
Unfortunately, the moderator, GeorgeAnn Hughes (founder of The Byte Show) was not able to participate very much because she was having some trouble with her voice. As a result, the participants had to keep track of their own time and took turns presenting their cases. The format of the debate was as follows:
20 minutes -- Sean Finnegan
20 minutes -- Russ Dizdar
15 minutes -- Sean Finnegan
15 minutes -- Russ Dizdar
Direct Question and Answers
approximately an hour
If you would like to get in on the discussion visit this blog entry.
Unitarianism Explained and Defended [183:08]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 3.7 (10 votes so far)
Anthony Buzzard presents the biblical unitarian position and then answers questions from trinitarians for more than two hours. Listen in to an invigorating dialogue that covers most of the big questions that perennially surface in this type of conversation.
Debate: Who Was Jesus? God or Man? [132:17]
by Anthony Buzzard vs. Drew Ayers rated at 3.6 (6 votes so far)
Debate: Open Discussion on the Trinity [170:46]
by Faircloth and Gaston vs. Fox and Halls rated at 3.3 (3 votes so far)
The Biblical Unitarian Society at the University of Southampton, UK, has hosted a debate on the Trinity. The debate occurred on June 16th, 2008. Representing the trinitarian side were two Anglicans, Prof. Keith Fox and Chris Halls both from Highfield Church. The two biblical unitarians that participated in the debate were Ray Faircloth of Restoration Fellowship and Thomas Gaston, a Christadelphian. The debate lasted nearly three hours and is available now online in both audio and video formats.
Introduction by Michael Ng [5 min]
Opening Statement by trinitarian Chris Halls [20 min]
Opening Statement by unitarian Thomas Gaston [20 min]
Opening Statement by trinitarian Prof. Keith Fox [20 min]
Opening Statement by unitarian Ray Faircloth [20 min]
Rebuttal by trinitarian Chris Halls [5 min]
Rebuttal by unitarian Thomas Gaston [5 min]
Rebuttal by trinitarian Prof. Keith Fox [5 min]
Rebuttal by unitarian Ray Faircloth [5 min]
Q&A [approx 45 min]
Is the Father of Jesus alone God Almighty? [248 pages]
by Danny Dixon vs. Marc Taylor rated at 2.5 (1 vote so far)
An online written debate conducted between August 17, 2010 and October 2, 2010 between Danny André Dixon and Marc Taylor. This debate was hosted by the KingdomReady Blog and as such all comments made by original post readers are included as well. This is the second debate between these two Christians. To read their previous debate, click here.
Trinity Discussion on London Radio [22:07]
by Alex Hall rated at 3.9 (9 votes so far)
Listen to this fast-paced London call in radio show discussion about the Trinity. Alex Hall (theocrat) ably answers many questions while asserting that God is one not three. You can visit Alex's website at GodFellas.org.
Debate: On The Narrow Mind Call-In Show [119:48]
by Dan Mages & Patrick Navas vs. Gene Cook rated at 3.6 (8 votes so far)
Dan Mages and Patrick Navas engage Gene Cook (the DJ) on the Trinity. Both sides do a fine job of talking about the reasons why they hold to their positions.
Debate: Is God One Person or Three? [139:49]
by Anthony Buzzard vs. Fred Sanders rated at 3.3 (5 votes so far)
A full length moderated debate between a biblical unitarian and trinitarian scholars. Anthony Buzzard of Atlanta Bible College argues for God's oneness and Dr. Fred Sanders of Biola University takes the classical trinitarian viewpoint.
Debate: Is Yeshua the One God of Israel [358:35]
by Matthew Janzen vs. Michael Bugg rated at 2.7 (2 votes so far)
On May 24th and 25th of 2008, Michael Bugg and Matthew Janzen debated the question Is Yeshua the One God of Israel?. The debate occurred over two nights. The first night was at Michael Bugg's church (he is a messianic Jew who holds to a modified version of the Trinity). The second night of the debate was held at Matthew Janzen's church (he is the biblical unitarian).
An interesting feature of the debate was that it occurred in twenty minute speeches all throughout. Rather than having an opening statement followed by a couple of rebuttals, every speech was twenty minutes (at least until the question and answer time).
Are the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all one God? [263:43]
by Patrick Navas vs. Brian Garcia rated at 2.7 (2 votes so far)
Patrick Navas, author of Divine Truth or Human Tradition defends the notion that the Father of Jesus is the only true God. Brian Garcia, former Jehovah's Witness apologist and now Christian apologist, defends the classic doctrine of the Trinity. The show is hosted by Rick Fearon, moderator of the forum In Search of Truth from the website SixScreensOfTheWatchtower.com (a ministry focused on Jehovah's Witnesses and ex-JWs). Although the conversation degrades with time as others call in, the beginning portions of the show are well worth their time to hear both sides of the discussion.
Debate: A Biblical Unitarian Debate [55 pages]
by Danny Dixon vs. Marc Taylor rated at 2.8 (4 votes so far)
What follows is a private written debate conducted at the Christian Apologetics Research Ministry website (CARM.org) June 22, 2006 to October 10, 2006 between Trinitarian Marc Taylor and Christian Strict Monotheist Danny Andre' Dixon. The points addressed are limited, but were thorough in the points that were covered. The formal debate allowed approximately 2500 word per constructive or rebuttal presentation, although the disputants did not always use all of their space. The schedule for arguments proceeded as follows:
Jesus Christ and the Trinity -- What Does the Bible Say? [26 pages]
by Duncan Heaster vs. Leslie Everitt rated at 3.0 (1 vote so far)
Evangelical Christian, Leslie Everitt debates Christadelphian Duncan Heaster on whether or not the Trinity is biblical. This is the transcription of a live debate which occurred November 12, 1988 in Kent, UK at the Bromley Christian Center.
The Trinity: Truth or Tragedy [170:53]
by Greer Dixon & Mages vs. Coleangelo Sarkisian & Enochs be the first to rate this
This, the first of three public debates clashing the ideas of the Trinity vs. Biblical Unitarianism (not to be confused with Universalist Unitarianism), also called strict monotheism, was held in Riverside, California on Friday, December 30, 2005.
This debate, moderated by Steve Scianni, is a discussion between conservative Trinitarian and Unitarian Christians who both share a high respect for the grammatico-historical method of hermeneutics (exegesis and interpretation).
Arguing for biblical Unitarianism are Lee Greer, Danny Andre Dixon, moderator of the Disciples for One God discussion forum (http://4OneGod.net), and Dan Mages (http://HungerTruth.com).
At the Trinitarian table, coached by Dr. Robert Morey of Faith Defenders Christian Ministry (www.faithdefenders.com), are Gabriel Coleangelo (Pastor of DC Christian Fellowship, Moreno Valley, CA), Mike Sarkisian (Pastor of DC Christian Fellowship, Moreno Valley), and Edward Enochs, Reformed Presuppositional apologist in the tradition of Cornelius Van Til and prolific blogger for the society.
The 2 hour 51 minute discussion was videotaped by Michael Hawkins and M.G. Dockery in the auditorium of the historic First Congregational Church 3504 Mission Avenue, Riverside, California (Rev. Jane Quandt, Senior Minister).
These books, written by people from diverse backgrounds, express the simple truth that God is one. Some of them are more scholary while others are more autobiographical. In addition, a few of them are available to read online. If you would like more in depth treatment of christian monotheism, these books are the next step to take. Note: if you know of other books, not listed here, please leave us feedback.