Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Greetings from Brandon
10/28/2005 - James WhiteJust a quick note as I prepare to speak again this afternoon at the Brandon Biblical Theology Conference. I am speaking along with Tom Ascol and George Zemek on Reformation themes. Today I will be speaking on salvation through Christ alone and doing a general Q&A session before heading home this evening and then heading over to the LA area tomorrow afternoon. It's been a real blessing so far to meet with fellow believers here in the Brandon area.
Headed to Tampa: South Mountain Trek
10/25/2005 - James WhiteI've lived in Phoenix for over thirty years, and ridden over 31,000 miles around the state on a bicycle, but until last Wednesday, I had never ridden in South Mountain Park. No, I do not know why. Anyway, last Wednesday I rode up to the top of South Mountain and truly enjoyed the effort. It is only seven miles from the start, but you climb over 1200 feet in the process. I love climbing (not so much descending), so I really enjoyed the ride. Since I'm headed out tomorrow and will be missing most of my riding for the rest of the week, I decided to make the most of my last day at home for a while and headed back to South Mountain, this time to ride to the top not once, but twice. I was smiling the first time up, not so much the second, as you can see. But it was a gorgeous morning, and I managed to get in 28.1 miles with 2760 feet of ascent (over half a mile!). A great blessing to have the health to be able to do that, to be sure.
Headed to Tampa in the morning for the Brandon Conference, and then off to LA on Saturday. Hope to see many of you who live in those areas (though, given the trans-continental weekend I have coming up, I doubt I'll see anyone at both events!).
Quick "Howdy" from Omaha
10/15/2005 - James WhiteJust a quick hello from Omaha. Finished the Bible Conference this morning, will be preaching all day tomorrow. After the Conference this morning some of the men from the church took me for a ride...literally. They were kind enough to rent me a 2005 Harley Road Glide motorcycle, and we rode around the Omaha area for a little over three hours. I had never ridden a Harley (I have an older model Yamaha Virago 1100), so it was an experience, to be sure. Here's a picture of the bike. I was quite nervous---the bike is really designed for someone with longer legs than mine, so I had to work a bit, but more so because I was riding a $20k machine and the last thing I wanted to do was lay it down in some gravel going around a corner somewhere! But that didn't happen, and we had a great time together.
I am aware that Paul Owen has once again proven that there is no bad theology he is not willing to pawn on folks, and though I'm sure Steve Hays and Eric Svendsen will probably beat me to the punch, I do intend to once again demonstrate that Owen is the quintessential wolf in sheep's clothing.