Dr. Michael Brown Debate at Kennesaw State University
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17 March 2017 Written by 
Thursday, March 23rd at 7PM EST (6PM CST) Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) chapter of Ratio Christi will host a highly anticipated debate titled “Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah. This debate will be between Dr. Michael Brown (a Messianic Jew) and Asher Norman, J.D.(an Orthodox Jew) and will be moderated by Dr. Michael Sanseviro (Dean of Students at KSU). As part of the debated, there will be an open mic Q and A with the audience.


This event is free and open to the public. However, there is limited seating available in the auditorium, but overflow rooms will be available where the event will be live-streamed.


The debate will be held in the Social Sciences Building Auditorium- room 1021.


For those unable to attend, the entire debate will be live-streamed as well here.


Asher Noman is an attorney, an Orthodox Jew, and a recognized expert in Jewish-Christian polemics. He received his JD from University of San Diego School of Law. He has lectured nationally on this subject for several years. He is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and the Moot Court Award for Oral Argument. He is the author of the book "Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus," which won Book of Merit Award by the National Jewish Book Council. The book is also the leading anti-missionary book in the United States, and in it he utilizes his legal training to put faith claims about Jesus “on trial.” Rabbi Aaron Parry has said of Mr. Norman’s book, “This book is a must for anyone interested in gaining a greater insight into the clear distinctions between Torah Judaism and Pauline Christianity.”


Dr. Michael Brown holds a PhD from New York University in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and is recognized as one of the leading Messianic Jewish scholars in the world today. Dr. Brown has spoken throughout America and in more than 25 countries, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show The Line of Fire. He is the founder and president of Fire School of Ministry. Dr. Brown is the author of 27 books including the highly-acclaimed five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus and The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the Mystery of the Hidden Messiah. He has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.


Dr. Michael Saneviro has served as the Dean of Students at Kennesaw State University since October 2010. He received his BA in Educational Research, Philosophy, and Religion. He was the youngest graduate that year from Emory, at 19 years old. He received his MS in Higher Education Administration at Florida State University in 1991. Dr. Sanseviro also worked on coursework toward an MBA at Polytechnic University, and then later finished his Ph.D. at Georgia State University in Educational Policy Studies in 2006. He also teaches in KSU's University College, and is a senior faculty member for Keller Graduate School of Management.

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