I recently accepted an invitation to participate in the annual Penner Debate at Wheaton College in Illinois. Sponsored by Wheaton's Center for Applied Christian Ethics, it will be held on September 3, 2009 on Wheaton's campus. You can find more information about the event here. The topic of my public dialogue with Timothy George will be "A Question of Christian Identity: Evangelical and Catholic?"
Timothy George is the Dean of the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a wonderful Christian man and an outstanding scholar. In January 2008 we engaged in a similar dialogue at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. And we are set to do it yet again on April 22, 2010 on the Beeson campus.
Moderating the Wheaton event is Chris Castaldo, pastor of community outreach at the College of Church of Wheaton. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Holy Ground: Walking With Jesus as a Former Catholic (Zondervan, 2009), for which I wrote an endorsement.