It is a thing most wonderful
Almost too wonderful to be
That God’s own Son should come from heaven
And die to save a child like me!
It was a very amicable debate which concentrated on some complexities related to the origin of the universe and issues relating to matters of evolution. Some of this was quite technical and obtuse. Both men spoke passionately about the wonder and marvel of the natural world, although one praised evolution the other praised a creator!
Rowan Willians made some good points about human consciousness and the eternity of the soul, which were quite persuasive. Overall though discussion was rather obscure and not entirely satisfying.
Having said that, all credit to Dr Williams for being prepared to engage in the discussion and all three men took some of the heat out of the debate.