6th May 2013

I am sharing with my visitors a review of my recent written debate with Olan Hicks. That written debate can be found on this website. Hopkins offers some very good insights into the debate, and I am happy to share … more

30th Apr 2013

We are sharing with our visitors some thoughts about the recent formal written debate between Olan  Hicks, long time minister of the churches of Christ, and Don K. Preston. Numerous Biblical passages were discussed in that exchange, and Hopkins is … more

29th Apr 2013

Recently, I engaged in a formal written debate with Olan Hicks, long time member of the churches of Christ and experienced debater. Response to that debate has been excellent. Jim Hopkins is an astute Bible student and read the debate … more

27th Nov 2012

Hick’s -V- Preston Debate Preston’s Final Negative I appreciate the opportunity to engage in this debate, although I wish Olan would have actually engaged in debate, rather than merely “preaching.” Olan says I engaged in personal attacks. No, I simply … more

26th Nov 2012

This is my final essay of the debate. I appreciate the privilege of participating. I want to thank Robert for hosting us on this list and to thank the listers for being patient through these lengthy presentations. I sincerely hope … more

10th Nov 2012

    Don K. Preston’s Third Negative Bless Olan’s heart! He just gets worse and worse! Olan is simply “preaching” not exegeting. He is not debating; he is pontificating. Oh, well, such is the situation. So, let me proceed. REVELATION 11 … more

9th Nov 2012

Olan Hicks – Third affirmative Don began his second affirmative with a complaint, telling us most emphatically that the negative in a debate is obligated to reply to the arguments of the affirmative. Well, where is that idea now? Why … more

6th Nov 2012

    Hicks V- Preston Written Debate Don K. Preston’s Second Negative I did not think Olan could give a presentation worse than his earlier one.  I was wrong! Olan’s desperation is palpable. The difference between Olan and me is glaring. … more

5th Nov 2012

Olan Hicks — Second affirmative Don, you might want to notice that we are in the second half of this debate. You are not in the affirmative now, I am. Although I will reply again to some arguments you are … more

30th Oct 2012

Olan says I am frustrated. Somewhat true. I am frustrated because Olan refuses to deal with the overt statements of scripture. He falsely represents what he said. He makes blatantly false claims about what texts say or don’t say. He … more