James White

James R. White (Click here for media bios and photos.) 

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Publications

Books

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an (Bethany House Publishers, 2013)
Islam and Christianity: A Matter of Denial in Answering Islam: Countering Terror with Truth (Coral Ridge Ministries, 2007)
From Toronto to Emmaus (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2007)
Pulpit Crimes (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2006)
Scripture Alone (Bethany House Publishers, 2004)
The Plurality of Elders in Perspectives on Church Government:Five Views of Church Polity (Broadman-Holman, 2004)
Debating Calvinism vs. Dave Hunt (Multnomah, 2004)
Justification in The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
(2003)
Dangerous Airwaves (Calvary Press, 2002)
The Same Sex Controversy (with Jeff Niell)  (Bethany House Publishers, 2002)
The God Who Justifies (Bethany House Publishers, 2001)
The Potter’s Freedom (Calvary Press, 2000)
What’s With the Mutant in the Microscope? with Kevin Johnson (Bethany House Publishers, 1999)
Jesus Shall Reign in Onward, Christian Soldiers (Soli Deo Gloria Publishers, 1999)
What’s With the Dudes at the Door? with Kevin Johnson (Bethany House Publishers, 1998)
Mary–Another Redeemer? (Bethany House Publishers, 1998)
The Forgotten Trinity (Bethany House Publishers, 1998)
Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace (Bethany House Publishers, 1997)
Is the Mormon My Brother? (Bethany House Publishers, 1997)
The Roman Catholic Controversy (Bethany House Publishers, 1996)
Sola Scriptura and the Early Church in Sola Scriptura! (Soli Deo Gloria Publishers, 1995)
The King James Only Controversy (Bethany House Publishers, 1995)
Drawn by the Father (Crowne Publications, 1991)
God’s Sovereign Grace (Crowne Publications, 1991)
Justification by Faith (Crowne Publications, 1990)
Letters to a Mormon Elder (Crowne Publications, 1990,reprinted by Bethany House, 1993)
Answers to Catholic Claims (Crowne Publications, 1990)
The Fatal Flaw (Crowne Publications, 1990)

Articles

Christian Research Journal

  • Getting Over the Hurdles of the New World Translation (29,3)
  • Bible Versions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Parts 1 and 2) (28,3,4)Exodus and Abortion (27,1)
  • PDAs and Apologetics (26,3)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part Two): Unusual Attacks on the Trinity (25,4)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part One): The Bible Versus the Qur’an (25,3)
  • Dangerous Airwaves: Harold Camping’s Call to Flee the Church (25,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part Two) (24,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part One) (with George Bryson) (23,4)
  • Pro and Con: Two Journal Contributors Respond to the Joint Declaration of Justification by Ralph E. Mackenzie and James R. White (22,4)
  • Beyond the Veil of Eternity: The Importance of Philippians 2:5-11 in Theology and Apologetics (22,3)
  • Loving the Trinity (21,4)
  • Anonymous Strawmen (21,4)
  • Target, Bible: A Flood of Books Attack the Sufficiency of Scripture (21,3)
  • Summary Critique: Jehovah’s Witnesses Defended (21,2)
  • The Jesus Seminar and the Gospel of Thomas: Courting the Media at the Cost of Truth (20,3)
  • Effectively Sharing the Deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses (1997)
  • Summary Critique: How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation(1997)
  • What Really Happened at Nicea? (1997 July-August)
  • Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics (1996 Summer)
  • Is Your Modern Translation Corrupt? Answering the Allegations of KJV Only Advocates (1996 Winter)

TableTalk Magazine

  • The Fool’s Folly Uncovered (May, 2006)
  • The Lord is One (May, 2003)
  • Created in the Image of Rome(March, 2002)
  • Modern Reformation Magazine
  • Whom Does God Forgive? (March, 2002)

Reformed Baptist Theological Review

  • Myth, Allegory, and Parable: the Presuppositions of John Dominic Crossan
  • and the Jesus Seminar and Their Importance to Reformed Baptist Theology and Apologetics (3:1, January, 2006)
  • Textual Criticism and the Ministry of Preaching(2:2, July, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part II) (2:1, January, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part I) (I:2, July, 2004)

Formal Debates (see bookstore for audio and video recordings)

  • Did the Earliest Followers of Jesus Believe in His Deity? vs. Dr. Shabir Ally, October 8, 2013, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Sin and Salvation vs. Dr. Shabir Ally, October 7, 2013, Abu Bakr Siddique Mosque, Erasmia, South Africa
  • Trinity and Tawhid vs. Yusuf Bux, October 4, 2013, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Has the Qur’an Been Accurately Transmitted? vs. Yusuf Ismail, October 3, North-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
  • Has the New Testament Been Accurately Transmitted? vs. Yusuf Ismail, October 3, North-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
  • Can God Become Man? vs. Bashir Varnia, October 2, 2013, Lenasia, South Africa
  • Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity? vs. Justin Lee, May 17, 2013, Helena, Montana
  • Jesus in Christianity and Islam vs. Adnan Rashid, February 27, 2013, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • The Qur’an or the Bible?part 2 |vs. Adnan Rashid, February 26, 2013, University College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Reformed Theology Debate vs. Dr. Michael Brown, February 14, 2013, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Was the Qur’an Reliably Transmitted from the Prophet Muhammad? vs Adnan Rashid, September 24, 2012
  • Was the New Testament Reliably Transmitted from its Authors? vs Adnan Rashid, September 24, 2012, London, UK
  • Surah 4:157 and the Crucifixion vs Sami Zaatari, September 19, 2012, London, UK
  • Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible? vs Zakir Hussain, September 17, 2012, London, UK
  • Did Jesus Claim Deity? vs Shabir Ally, March 22, 2012, Toronto, Canada
  • The Deity of Christ vs Patrick Navas, November 25, 2011, Theopologetics Podcast
  • The Trinity vs Roger Perkins, October 21, 2011, Queensland, Australia
  • Can God become a Man? vs Abullah Kunde, October 17, 2011, London, UK
  • Has Islam Misunderstood Christianity? | part 2 | vs Bassam Zawadi, February 11, 2011, New South Wales, Australia
  • Freedom and Bondage of the Will vs Dr. Steve Blakemore, January 13, 2011, Deep South Regional Founders Conference
  • Trinitarianism vs Unitarianism w/ Michael Brown vs Sir Anthony Buzzard, September 14, 2010, Jewish Voice Broadcast
  • Assurance of Salvation in Islam vs. Abdullah Kunde, September 10, 2010, ABN Television / Skype
  • The Bodily Assumption of Mary vs. Robert Sungenis, September 10, 2010, Santa Fe, NM
  • The Bible Does Not Teach that Man Has a Free Will… vs. Robert Sungenis, September 10, 2010, Santa Fe, NM
  • Is the New Testament Evil? vs. David Silverman, August 30, 2010, Amityville, NY
  • The Immaculate Conception vs. Christopher Ferrara, August 28, 2010, Huntington, NY
  • Is the Bible We Possess Today the Word of God?  vs. Sheikh Awal, June 20, 2010, Detroit, MI
  • Is the Bible True? vs. Dr. Robert Price, May 7, 2010, Innisbrook, FL
  • The Trinity vs. Sir Anthony Buzzard, February 23, 2010, London, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
  • Bible vs Qur’an vs. Adnan Rashid, February 23, 2010, London, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
  • The Trinity | part 2 | vs. Abdullal al Andalusi, February 22, 2010, London, England
  • Purgatory vs. Tim Staples, January 28, 2010, The Dividing Line Radio Broadcast
  • Calvinism vs Arminianism vs. Michael Brown, January 26-27, 2010, Line of Fire Radio Broadcast
  • Jesus in the Bible and the Qur’an vs. Imam Syed Z. Sayeed, November 7, 2009, Queens, NY
  • Jesus: Myth or Messiah vs. Dan Barker, September 26, 2009, Newberg, OR
  • The Bible & the Qur’an: Which is the Light to the World vs. Abdullah Kunde, August 17, 2009, Sydney, Australia
  • Family Radio & The Bible vs. Harold Camping, July 28 – 29, 2009, Iron Sharpens Iron Radio Broadcast
  • The Bible & the Qur’an vs. Imam Shamsi Ali, June 25, 2009, Queens, NY
  • The Triune God of Scripture Lives vs. Dan Barker, April 30, 2009, Urbana, IL
  • Does the Bible Misquote Jesus vs. Dr.Bart Ehrman, January 21, 2009, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • The Bible vs. the Qur’an: a Comparison vs. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, November 20, 2008, Duke University – Durham, NC
  • Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible? | part 2 | vs. Shabir Ally, November 17, 2008, London England
  • Is Jesus Prophesied in the OT? | part 2 | vs. Shabir Ally, November 17, 2008, London, England
  • Jesus: Divine Son of God or Prophet of Allah? vs. Sami Zaatari, November 13, 2008, London, England
  • Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Polytheism? vs. Abdullah al-Andalusi, November 13, 2008, Radio
  • Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Shirk? vs. Adnan Rashid, November 11, 2008, London, England
  • Did Jesus Claim to Be God? vs. Farhan Qureshi, September 21, 2008, Bellflower, CA
  • Can We Trust the New Testament? vs. Osama Abdullah, September 20, 2008, Bellflower, CA
  • Was Jesus Crucified or Substituted? vs. Osama Abdullah, September 20, 2008, Bellflower, CA
  • Gay Marriage Debate vs. Dr. Michael K. Schutz, April 22, 2008, Hayward, CA
  • The Freedom of God in Salvation April 3-9, 2008, vs. Steve Gregg Radio
  • Does the Bible Teach Jesus is God?, April 12, 2008, vs. Jalal Abualrub, Fullerton, CA
  • Can We Trust What the New Testament Says about Jesus and the Gospel? March 21, 2008, vs. Nadir Ahmed, Norfolk, VA
  • Is Jesus Christ God? | part 2 | James White vs. Jalal Abualrub, March 2008, Fullerton, CA
  • Did Jesus Offer Himself on the Cross as a Willing Sacrifice for the Sins of God’s People? October, 2007, vs. Shabir Ally, Seattle, WA
  • Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity? November, 2006, vs. Bishop John Shelby Spong, Orlando, FL
  • Baptism for Believers Only? October, 2006 vs. Pastor William Shishko, Long Island, NY
  • Is the New Testament We Possess Today Inspired? May, 2006, vs. Shabir Ally, Biola University
  • Calvinism vs. Arminianism, April, 2006, vs. Dr. Jonathan Wright, Sedalia, MO
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, August, 2005, vs. Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan (with James Renihan), Sun Princess (at sea)
  • Is the Bible True?, August, 2005, vs. John Dominic Crossan, Seattle, WA
  • Can Non-Christians Enter Heaven?, June, 2005, vs. William Rutland, Long Island, NY
  • Regeneration and Faith, April, 2005, vs. Robert Wilkin, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Are Roman Catholics Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ?, November, 2004, vs. Douglas Wilson, Los Angeles, CA
  • Is the Apocrypha Canonical?, May, 2004, vs. Gary Michuta, Long Island, NY
  • Is Gay Marriage Consistent with NT Christianity?, April, 2004 vs. Dee Bradshaw, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Are Temples Consistent with NT Christianity?, April, 2004, vs. Richard Hopkins, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jesus: God or a god?, December, 2003, vs. Gregory Stafford, Tampa, FL
  • The Perpetual Virginity of Mary, October, 2003, vs. Gerry Matatics, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Is the Roman Catholic Priesthood Biblical?, May, 2003, vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Long Island, NY
  • The Mass, April, 2003, vs. Robert Sungenis, Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Atonement of Christ, April, 2003, vs. Dennis Potter, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Open Theism, November, 2002, vs. John Sanders, Orlando, FL
  • Inclusivism, November, 2002, vs. John Sanders, Tampa, FL
  • Can Men Become Gods?, October, 2002, vs. Martin Tanner, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Veneration of Saints and Images, July, 2002, vs. Patrick Madrid, Long Island, NY
  • The Fall of Adam, April, 2002, vs. Gilbert Scharffs, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Who Controls Salvation?, April, 2002 vs. George Bryson, Anaheim, CA
  • Grace and Works, October, 2001 vs. Roger Keller, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Purgatory?, May, 2001, vs. Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Long Island, NY
  • Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity, May, 2001, vs. Barry Lynn, Long Island, NY
  • The Will of Man, March, 2001, vs. Richard Hopkins, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Papal Infallibility, November, 2000, vs. Robert Sungenis, Clearwater, FL
  • Papal Infallibility, July, 2000, vs. Tim Staples, Fullerton, CA
  • Justification, May, 2000 vs. Robert Sungenis, Long Island, NY
  • Justification by Faith, April, 2000 vs. RCIA Instructor, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sola Scriptura, December 1999 vs. Mitch Pacwa, El Cajon, CA
  • Is the KJV the Best, July, 1999 vs. Thomas Holland, Indianapolis, IN
  • The Mass, May, 1999 vs. Robert Sungenis, Long Island, NY
  • Is the Trinity Biblical?, May, 1999 vs. Robert Sabin, Patchoque, NY
  • Does the NT Teach the Deity of Christ, May, 1999 vs. Hamza Abdul Malik, Syosset, NY
  • Sola Scriptura, July, 1998 vs. Tim Staples, Fullerton, CA
  • The Papacy, May, 1998 vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Long Island, NY
  • Election and Predestination, May 1998, vs. Paul Barber, Queens, NY
  • Sola Scriptura, May, 1997 vs. Gerry Matatics, Long Island, NY
  • Man’s Will, Christ’s Atonement, May, 1997 vs. Jim Barker, Queens, NY
  • The Marian Dogmas, May, 1996 vs. Gerry Matatics, Long Island, NY
  • Paedobaptism, October, 1995 with Geoff Volker, University of New Mexico
  • Paedobaptism, June, 1995 with Geoff Volker against Robert Strimple and Gary Johnson, Tempe, AZ
  • The Papacy, Summer 1995 James White, Robert Zins vs. Scott Butler and Robert Sungenis, Boston College, Boston, MA
  • Papal Infallibility, July, 1994, vs. Dr. Fastiggi, Austin, TX
  • Mary, July, 1994, vs. Dr. Fastiggi, Austin, TX
  • Indulgences, July, 1994, vs. Dr. Fastiggi, Austin, TX
  • Justification, July, 1994, vs. Dr. Fastiggi, Austin, TX
  • Is the KJV the Best Translation, vs. D.A. Waite, 1994
  • Sola Scriptura, September, 1993 vs. Patrick Madrid, San Diego, CA
  • The Papacy: Early Church Evidence, July, 1993 vs. Gerry Matatics, Denver, CO
  • The Papacy: NT Evidence, July, 1993 vs. Gerry Matatics, Denver, CO
  • The Apocrypha, April, 1993, vs. Gerry Matatics, Boston College
  • Justification by Faith, April, 1993, vs. Gerry Matatics, Boston College
  • The Mass, November, 1992 vs. Gerry Matatics, Omaha, NB
  • Sola Scriptura, November, 1992 vs. Gerry Matatics, Omaha, NB
  • Justification by Faith, May, 1991 vs. Art Sippo, Toledo, OH
  • The Mass, January, 1991 vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, El Cajon, CA
  • Justification by Faith, January, 1991 vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, El Cajon, CA
  • The Papacy, December, 1990 vs. Gerry Matatics, Tempe, AZ
  • Perseverance of the Saints, December, 1990 vs. Gerry Matatics, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sola Scriptura, August, 1990 vs. Gerry Matatics, Long Beach, CA

Teaching

  • Apologetics, Cornerstone Seminary, 2013
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Polemics, Midwest Center for Theological Studies, 2011
  • Atheism/Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009-2010
  • Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Current Issues in Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007
  • Development of Patristic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003-2004, 2009
  • Systematic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2004
  • Christian Philosophy of Religion, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998-2003
  • Beginning Greek, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • Greek Exegesis of Ephesians, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
  • Beginning Hebrew, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Hebrew Exegesis, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997, 1999
  • Christology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
  • Scholar in Residence, Grand Canyon University, 1995-1996
  • Apologetics, Grand Canyon University, 1996
  • Church History, Grand Canyon University, 1991-92, 95

Education

  • D.Min, Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 2002
  • Th.D., Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 1998
  • Th.M. Apologetics, Faraston Seminary, 1995
  • M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
  • B.A. Bible (Major in Biology, minor in Greek), Grand Canyon College, 1985.

Elder, Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church (www.prbc.org)
Critical Consultant, New American Standard Bible Update (1995)
Married since 1982, two children, one grandchild, residing in Phoenix, AZ

Picture of Dr's Borg, Crossan, Renihan and White

James White, Jim Renihan (right) dialogue with
Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, August, 2005

Picture of Shabir Ally and James White

James answers questions in cross-examination in debate
with Islamic apologist Shabir Ally, Biola University, May, 2006

Picture of James White and Bart Ehrman during the debate

James White defends the text of Scripture against
noted scholar Bart Ehrman, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, 2009

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James White speaks on Sin and Salvation in a debate with Dr. Shabir Ally inside the Abu Bakr Siddique Mosque in Erasmia, South Africa, October 7, 2013