Over the last year, the intellectual inadequacy of debate-site apologetics has been explicitly revealed. Inevitably, the "apologetics" offered at these sites end up tearing down people rather than examining truth propositions. Those who've followed SBC Tomorrow are well aware of sites like Alpha & Omega Ministries, the "debate-site" of extreme Calvinist,* James White, who routinely aims his intellectual six-guns at critics themselves rather than the critics' arguments. Someone recently said to me>>>
James White is a fairly good debater in formal settings. However, he spends the rest of his time flaming everyone within shouting distance"
Even so, my encouragement is to dump debate sites which focus on personalities.
Indeed as an alternative to debate sites which specialize in formally debating theology (and trashing personalities), may I recommend to you sites which offer genuine scholarly material which defends the faith, material written and/or communicated by recognized scholars in virtually all academic settings.
As an example of what I am talking about, I encourage you to browse through The Bart Erhman Project (BEP). The BEP was founded by Miles O’Neill, campus minister at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The site boasts many of today's top scholars in their respective fields--Reformed and non-Reformed alike. Names such as Alvin Plantinga, Ben Witherington, D.A. Carson, Darrell Bock, Dan Wallace, and a host of others. The site deals with many questions raised specifically by Bart Erhman but other neo-agnostics and the "new atheists" as well.
Below is an introductory video:
Check out the site. It offers tons of resources, and it's a much better option than the debate-sites which either focus on personalities or actually competing in a formal debate.
With that, I am...
*some accomplished theologians are convinced James White embraces historic Hyper-Calvinism