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Reflections on the Christian Book Expo

Despite disappointing attendance, the event drew good coverage.

On Saturday I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at the inaugural Christian Book Expo in Dallas involving outspoken atheist pundit Christopher Hitchens and four Christian apologists: William Lane Craig, Douglas Wilson, Lee Strobel, and Jim Denison. The topic: "Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?" drew good coverage in the local media.

Here are some responses from a couple of participants at the panel discussions:

? Mary DeMuth;

? Douglas Wilson.

I'm guessing that close to half of all the consumers at the Expo, which was poorly attended, were at our session. It was a spirited, substantive discussion. Reporting on the panel, sponsored the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and Christianity Today, the Dallas Morning News had this to say:

Hitchens challenged Christianity on a number of fronts, including questioning how a loving God could allow so much suffering in the world and be "capricious" enough to delay sending Jesus as savior for ...
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