Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Book Wish List
06/30/2005 - James WhiteI just looked over the list of pre-pubs at Solid Ground and four of them leapt off the page at me and said, "Buy me!" No, I'm not taking a collection. These are the ones that hit me:
PAUL THE PREACHER:
A Popular and Practical Exposition of His Discourses and Speeches as Recorded in the Acts of the Apostles This work by Eadie looks like gold. I am so sick and tired of every book on Paul today being contaminated with endless discussions of New Perspectivism (even when that view is rejected). If you are likewise looking for solid stuff written from the perspective of accepting and believing faithfulness (rather than skeptical disbelief and a rejection of the inerrancy of Scripture), you know what I mean.
THE KING'S HIGHWAY: The Ten Commandments Explained to the Young
Spurgeon described Newton as "the prince of preachers to children," and that's good enough for me. If you can't explain your theology to a room full of ten year olds, you don't know it well enough, and given the cultural climate today, this looks like a book you might want to have around to give to new parents.
HEROES OF THE REFORMATION: Life-Changing Lessons for the Young The description says it all: "This volume includes brief but very informative sketches on the likes of Wycliffe, Huss, Savonarola, Luther, Melancthon, Tyndale, Edward the Sixth, John Fox, Latimer and Ridley, Cranmer, Knox, Zwingli, Calvin, Farel, Alasco, Gustaus Adolphus and several others." For the young? I can think of plenty of adults who could use that kind of example today!
JESUS OF NAZARETH: His Character, Teachings and Supernatural Works Aside from the vital topic, I must admit my eye was caught by this one for a sort of silly reason at first: as I walk to the class I teach in the summers in Mill Valley at GGBTS I always pass a sign pointing to "Broadus Chapel," which is at the end of the hallway of classrooms where I teach.
So, there's my wish list. Here's the link to the page. Some expire tonight, some over the next week or so.
Greetings from GGBTS
06/27/2005 - James WhiteJust a quick note from Mill Valley and the campus of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Taught all day today, will do so again tomorrow. Will probably keep me from doing much here on the blog.
It is like 62 degrees here right now. It will be 112/113/112 the first three days I get home. What is wrong with this picture?
Great class, good discussions today.
Pure insanity out there in the blog and web-board world. Almost nothing worth even noting, however.
Another Fractal for the Desktop
06/19/2005 - James WhiteAdded a layer, tweaked things, and poof something completely different pops out. Once again, here's the full size version.
A Fractal for Hobster
06/17/2005 - James WhiteHobster, one of our channel regulars and one of our ops, complained that his desktop wallpaper, consisting of some of my fractals, was getting old. So, I thought I'd help him out. And you thought it was just a phase...! Here is the full size version.
Headed to New Jersey
06/10/2005 - James WhiteJust a quick note for those in the NJ area: I guess I didn't have anything on the calendar page about my trip down to Trinity Fellowship Church in Tom's River (I need a secretary!). Well, here's the info. I speak tomorrow night and Sunday morning.
6:00 - 7:15: Introductions and 1st lecture-------------The Da Vinci Code
7:15 - 7:45: Break
7:45 - 8:45: 2nd lecture----- Postmodernism and the Emergent Church Movement
8:45 - 8:55: Break
8:55 - 9:30: Q&A
Sunday Morning, 9:30am, Ministry Report and in the Sunday AM service an exposition of 1 Peter 3:15-16. The church currently meets at North Dover Elementary School at the corner of Church and New Hampshire Roads in Tom's River (their new building is not quite done yet). You can call 732-914-8885 for more information. If you are in the area, feel free to stop by!
The Best Blog Audience in the Blogosphere
06/07/2005 - James WhiteLet me just say on behalf of Rich and I that we definitely have the best blog audience in the blogosphere, bar none. I made known a need, and for all intents and purposes, that need has now been met through the prayers and support of God's people, and I am very thankful. Yes, many would say I'm demonstrating my utter inability to "market" by in essence saying "Thanks, we've met that particular need," but that's how it should be done. Just leaving it hanging there is not proper. You folks know the needs keep coming and are regular, and we trust that those who first honor the Lord in supporting their local church and who then feel led to support other works will continue to help us do what we do. We will never mislead you by saying there is a need when there isn't; and given the nature of our message and ministry, we will never have air-conditioned dog-houses, palatial mansions, or private jets. We will never even be as large as most of the other ministries that have existed for the two-plus decades we have been around. But we will always be thankful for those precious folks who pray for us, support us, go to bat for us when we are evil-spoken of. You all are the best!