So I gave my first public talk on my book The Nativity: A Critical Examination yesterday. It was a bit of a warm up for my next to, being to a group of students at a small conference (very small!) of humanist / atheists representatives from local universities (they were doing workshops on how to run successful groups and campaigns.
Anywho, it was great to see Richard Edwards there, a sometime commenter here, evolutionary biologist with his own blog that can be found here. We chatted about a potential future project and evolution and rationalism etc. Good stuff.
The talk went well, and I liked that people asked questions as I went along, making it relevant to them and more interactive. It certainly seems a cut and dry case that the Nativity accounts in Luke and Matthew are a-historical.
I know have to spend some time trimming my opening statement in my debate with Randal Rauser on “Are the Nativity accounts historically reliable?”. My half an hour opener needs to be 20 mins. Oops. Deadline today. Double oops.