On Thursday January 18, 2018 we will be hosting a great public moderated dialogue between Christian apologist Dr. Andy Bannister and Muslim apologist Shadid Lewis on the topic: “Who was Jesus?” As part of the dialogue there will be an open mic Q and A with the audience.
This event is free and open to the public.
Time: Begins at 7:00 pm and doors open at 6:30 pm
Location: Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw Campus)
– Social Sciences Building room 1019
Parking: West Parking Deck
Dr. Andy Bannister:
Dr. Andy Bannister is Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and an adjunct speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He speaks and teaches regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. From universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society. Dr. Bannister holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. Dr. Bannister is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments). He also co-wrote and presented the TV documentary, Burning Questions.
Mr. Shadid Lewis is a former Christian now Muslim. He is the USA Regional Director of the MDI ( Muslims Debate Initiative). MDI is an organization which exists to support, encourage and promote debate that contrasts Islam against other intellectual, theological and political discourses for the purpose of the pursuit of truth, intellectual scrutiny with respect, and clarifying accurate understandings of other worldviews between people of different cultures, beliefs and political persuasions. Mr. Lewis is the former President of the Hampton, Va Mosque and Islamic Center. Mr. Lewis certification is in Comparative Religion from the Islamic Research and Propagation Center. He has studied sciences of the Quran, and Islamic family law from the Islamic American Open University. Mr. Lewis is a national speaker and Muslim apologist who defends Islam and challenges Christianity on televised events as well as organized public dialogues across the USA. On behalf of the Muslim Debate Initiative, Mr. Lewis has debated Christian apologists such as Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Dr. James White, Dr. David Wood, Dr. Tony Costa, Robert Spencer, and many others.