Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the DL
04/28/2005 - James WhiteWas going to spend the whole time going through quotes from A Different Jesus? but forgot to sorta announce that we wouldn't take calls, so, we took calls anyway. Made for a little bit of a roller-coaster, topic wise, but hey, you'll survive. Good calls and my meanderings about Mormonism and the like, found here.
Woops, Forgot Again
04/26/2005 - James WhiteMan, too many things going on. Forgot again. Sorry. Here's today's DL...quick review of...stuff I'm doing, upcoming Long Island Debate, good calls on the Wilkin debate, Billy Graham crusades, and some Open Theism stuff. Wow, a true potpourri. Here it is.
Busier Than I Should Be
04/21/2005 - James WhiteSorry this took so long! I'm finishing my PowerPoint presentations for tomorrow evening's debate, and I forgot to blog the DL link. My mistake! Let's see, discussed the upcoming debate, then played a clip from Fr. Peter Stravinskas illustrating how tradition gets in the way of exegesis, and then we took calls the last half hour. Here's the program.
I probably won't get a chance to blog while in OKC. I hope to be able to throw something up here Saturday night about the debate, we will see.
White Smoke and Marty Minto
04/19/2005 - James WhiteJoseph Ratzinger, the chief theologian of the Roman Church, architect of the central document of Vatican II, the man behind so much of the theological documents of John Paul II, has been elected Pope, taking the name of Benedict XVI. Surely, the election of Ratzinger, at age 78, follows the normal "routine," and signals a "staying of the course" theologically.
We likewise pressed on with the DL and had Marty Minto as our guest, and then discussed Ratzinger's elevation to the pontificate. Here's the program.
Oh, and thank you to the 14,753.7 people (I'll let you figure it out) who sent me the reference to the Luther quote, which is, "Luther's Works. Weimar Edition. Briefwechsel [Correspondence], vol. 3, pp. 81f." Now I can put that on my quotation and feel good. Man I have a lot of net geeks reading this blog. :-) Geeks unite!
And Also...Robert Lopez, a Roman Catholic who had written to me after the death of the Pope, just wrote to me:
Like I said before, here is just another proof.......On the day you planned to have Marty Minto on your radio show so you can use the poor guy for your own selfish motives to promote your false gospel, our Lord again puts another world wide event in your way, another road block, another brick wall, all to bring glory, praise and honor to the one and only true Church on this earth, the Roman Catholic Church...Mr. Lopez: and as I told you then, God's work goes on, no matter who is elected to the position of "Bishop of Rome." Yes, we will still have our program; I have no "selfish motives" for the program, it addresses a real and important issue; given that you yourself have not even tried to address the gospel with me, and have provided no response to the full explications we have provided, I can only give your accusation against the gospel the weight it deserves (which is none); and as to glory, praise and honor, I will stay with the saints and give all of that to God alone. Unlike you, I am not giving divine titles to a sinful human being today, Mr. Lopez. You should consider this fact.
A Wild DL Today
04/14/2005 - James WhiteWow, well, what do you do when you start the program and your microphone doesn't work? Well, in the radio world, you panic, and play music, and run commercials, and stuff like that. When you are doing a webcast you go, "Woops, folks, hold on, let's try this again." And then you play around with your connections, discover that the phantom power has failed on channel 1, move your microphone somewhere else, check to make sure it works, and fire her up again, just about five minutes late. Easy!
So I start off on the Marty Minto situation, and yes, I started preaching about the gospel being thrown out again, and how I saw books on John Paul II on sale at the register at Berean today, and other related things, and then the calls came in. One fairly long call with a Seventh Day Adventist that is very educational, then shorter calls thereafter, all good. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line
04/12/2005 - James WhiteFilled the phone lines today, but alas, none of the folks who like to post falsehoods on web boards had the temerity to call in and defend their accusations (try not to faint with shock). Lots of good questions, though, on the Papacy and one long one on justification. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line
04/07/2005 - James WhiteWell, of all the folks I have challenged to call in and back up their various statements out there in cyber-land, only "Maximus" had the intestinal fortitude to do so, and he's not a Roman Catholic, he's an Arminian who had some less-than-kind things to say about me and my interaction with Dave Hunt. We had a nice chat for the first half of the program. Then Ben asked about the issue of authority in the early church, which led to a brief discussion of reading the early church writers. We will keep the phone lines open Tuesday morning for "Catholic Dude" and "Doug C" and all the rest of the kind folks, like GAssisi and others, to back up their statements. :-) Here is Thursday's program.
Today on the Dividing Line
04/05/2005 - James WhiteWell, we opened the lines, and got some good calls, but the folks who have been willing to throw out the most vile personal attacks must have been too busy to get to a phone today, so I guess they will call on Thursday night (don't forget, 7pm EDT!), 877-753-3341. Here's today's program. It's also available on MP3 here.