Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Wow, Tough Day
08/22/2005 - James WhiteMan, today was rough. I won't bore you with details. Let's just say I hope the rest of the week before the debate goes better.
The debate presentation is taking shape, and I'm truly excited about it. I have by necessity been privy to more of the arrangements for this year's conference and debate and cruise than in past years, and let me tell you something, the amount of time and effort and detail and yes, money that goes into something like this is simply shocking. I confess my lack of faith here: I remember how this ministry started, and how little we had, so when I see just the shipping costs for something like this, well, let's just say we would never do this kind of thing if it was up to me.
Which prompts me to note: we do this (esp. the debates against two of the leading Historical Jesus scholars of our day) to bless the people of God in the long run, not the short run. Result? We need your assistance in the short run. Please pray for these events fervently. We truly desire the Lord to bless. And if that prayer prompts you to share with us in light of the tremendous stress of putting something like this on, Rich and I would be most appreciative. We have no baubles or bangles or Prayer of Jehoshaphat gadgets to send you to bribe you. Just the promise to use anything entrusted to us properly and in a God-glorifying manner.
A Great Time at Ephesus Church in Georgia
08/09/2005 - James WhiteBack from ministering in Georgia this weekend. Had a wonderful time with the elders and people of the Ephesus Progressive Primitive Baptist Church. They have a good bit of fun with their own name, actually, since "Progressive Primitive" sorta sounds like "tall short" or "fat skinny" or "happy sad" or some such pairing. But the folks were warm and encouraging and seemed to really enjoy the ministry. One of the elders even called me shortly after I landed back here in Phoenix (I did the "let's see the whole continent while we are at it" route, Savannah to Chicago; Chicago to Phoenix thing) to make sure I had arrived safely. Great bunch of folks! I look forward to visiting with them again.
Since I got back in one piece, though, we will be doing the DL this morning live! Hope you can listen in.