Let’s start with the obvious. The attendance at the show was abysmal. There’s no way to spin this or ignore it. We only got a fraction of the audience we were anticipating. According to ECPA (as quoted in Publishers Weekly), only about 1,500 consumers showed up. Frankly, we were hoping for 15,000 to 20,000.
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The highlight of the afternoon was the Christianity Today discussion panel, “Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make? A Debate.” The panelists included the British atheist Christopher Hitchens, author of the bestseller, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, along with a bevy of Christianity apologists including William Lane Craig, James Denison, Doug Wilson, and Lee Strobel.
The first-ever Christian Book Expo (i.e., “CBE”) began yesterday in Dallas Texas. I’ve decided that I will post my daily activities, so that you who can’t attend can follow along vicariously. In case you missed it, I blogged about the details of this book festival a month ago. Yesterday morning started out early with the […]
Panelists will include nationally bestselling authors Christopher Hitchens (anti-theist, journalist), Lee Strobel (Christian apologist), Douglas Wilson (Christian apologist, co-author with Hitchens), William Lane Craig (professor/Christian philosopher) and Jim Denison (pastor/Christian apologist). … The only catch is that (a) your church must be within 25 miles of Dallas (b) you must have more than 1,000 church members, and (c) you must agree to put an announcement in your church bulletin or newsletter this coming weekend and announce it in your services.