The Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate is history. This coming Sunday, another debate on creationism will feature an atheist biblical scholar against a creationist apologist. It will be interesting to see how different Bill Nye, mostly trained in science, and a biblical scholar, who is also formally trained in anthropology, approach such a debate.
Yes, I will be debating Reverend Juan Valdes on the question: "Is Genesis 1-3 a scientifically reasonable account of the origin of our world?”
The debate will take place at Indianola High School in Indianola, Iowa on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 4pm CST.
You can tune in live on YouTube Countdown, where the countdown has begun.
Rev. Valdes is a Young Earth creationist, and he is associated with Reasons for Hope, an apologetics organization that has its own announcement of the debate. This is the mini-biography sent by Rev. Valdes:
Juan and his wife Daisy have been married for 25 years and have two adult kids Juan Elias and Jessica. Together they serve in multiple areas of ministry in Miami, Florida. Juan is the Senior Pastor of a Spanish speaking congregation. He has also been the Middle School and High School Chaplain at Florida Christian School for the past 13 years, where he also teaches Bible and Introduction to Philosophy. Juan has a passion for youth and has worked with young people all of his adult life in addition to being a teacher for over 20 years. Juan also has a passion for Apologetics. He has done graduate work at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and holds Master’s degrees from both Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Logos Graduate School. He is currently a few months away from completing a Doctorate Degree in Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Juan is a veteran teacher of apologetics, and has taught Theology, Bible, and Apologetics at the seminary level in both English and Spanish. He is an influential promoter of apologetics in the greater Miami area and speaks regularly across the country and internationally at Pastor’s Conferences, Youth Conferences, Apologetics Conferences, and local church events.