Muslim and Christian Groups Debate Role of Jesus


A campus debate, “Who is Jesus? Prophet or God?” will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Quad.

Judy Miles, chair of the Philosophy department, will moderate the event, which is a collaboration of efforts by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Crusade for Christ.

Highly-regarded Muslim speaker, Jamal Badawi, will speak for MSA. Badawi has spoken on a variety of topics about Islam and Muslims. He is a professor emeritus of management and religious studies at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

CCC will be represented by local Christian minister Jon Rittenhouse, who is an adjunct professor at Biola University. Rittenhouse frequently speaks in debates and dialogues and has previously represented CCC at Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 in a discussion between Christian and Atheist perspectives of God.

The event will be split into two main segments, with the main arguments by the speakers in the first hour and a Q&A in the second hour.