Apparently there is a lot of "excitement" over the debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum next month. I fear that this will be a fiasco on the order of the Scopes Monkey Trials and will be an embarrassment to Christianity and to our God. Here is why:
I love science and I love the God that created science, but Ken Ham is the last person I would want to represent our God. His version of caustic, mocking youth-earth creationism (and associated "museum") [see How Young Earth Creationism Became a Core Tenet of American Fundamentalism ] is an embarrassment to all thinking believers and to the cause of Christ. We need to be respectful, humble, and faithful to work to integrate all of God's Truth revealed in both General (God's World) and Special Revelation (God's Word).
This debate mostly likely will be the opposite of that. Unfortunately, if Bill Nye is even half there, he will make Ken Ham look foolish and uninformed -- not because Mr. Ham is a believer, but because of his demeanor and unwillingness to consider the whole of Scripture (instead of a single book, Genesis) in his interpretation of God's Word and his willing distortions or basic misunderstandings of the record of nature.
There are many Christian apologists who would be much better prepared to address someone like this, such as: William Lane Craig, Alister McGrath, Stephen Meyer, Hugh Ross, John Lennox, or Greg Koukl, to name a few. These men can truly present the case for the God of the Bible, with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).