On September 15, 2016, Mike Licona debated atheist philosophy professor Matthew McCormick at Sacramento State University. The question debated was “Does the historical evidence justify belief that Jesus rose from the dead?”
“Jesus: Resurrected or Rescued?” was a debate between Dr. Mike Licona and Dr. Shabir Ally at the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) on April 1, 2016.
This 2-on-2 debate between Spangenberg/Wolmarans & Craig/Licona occurred in 2010 in front of 1,000-1,500 attendees at the University of Pretoria.
On June 24, 2014, atheist philosopher Evan Fales (University of Iowa) and Mike Licona (Houston Baptist University) debated the question “Did Jesus rise from the dead?” This debate is in 4-parts. The debate took place at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. There were approximately 20 audience members, all of whom had applied and had been selected. Almost all them had PhD’s and teaching positions at major universities in the U.S. and Canada
- Part 1 is a 30-minute lecture by Licona on whether historians can investigate miracle claims followed by 30-minutes of audience Q&A.
- Part 2 is a 30-minute lecture by Licona presenting a historical case for Jesus’ resurrection with a response to Fales followed by 30-minutes of audience Q&A.
- Part 3 is a 60-minute lecture by Fales arguing for the difficulty of historians investigating miracle claims and that reports of Jesus’ resurrection are political myth.
- Part 4 is a 15-minute response by Licona followed by 45 minutes of audience Q&A and dialogue between Fales and Licona.