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Albert Spalding

Faculty Advisor and Co-Director

Wayne State University >>

The Wayne State University Chapter of Ratio Christi sponsors debates, training workshops and other events on campus in the Detroit metro area. Donations to our chapter are most welcome and greatly appreciated.

Contact Albert Spalding

Detroit, Michigan 48202

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Albert Spalding

Faculty Advisor and Co-Director

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  • Apologetics




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    Recent discussion and debate topics have included:


    • Why do Good People do Evil Things?
    • Keep Calm and Stop (Over-) "Selling" the Gospel
    • "Getting" Nonbelievers: Understanding the Difficulties of Atheism
    • YES, NO, MAYBE: Where does Human Reason Come From?
    • The Gift of Dread (PhD Dissertation Topic)
  • Ethics




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Generally available for formal debates with atheists and other non-Christians on apologetics topics (with advance notice of the debate topic, debate opponent, etc.).

Also some limited availability for speaking opportunities to encourage Christians to have confidence in engaging in apologetics conversations with nonbelievers.


Travel costs plus negotiated honorarium based on circumstances.


Contact Dr. Spalding by email at:, or by using the Contact facility on this Ratio Christi site.