Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the Dividing Line
12/29/2005 - James WhiteContinued both the Ehrman and Deedat responses and took a phone call on whether we should write letters to the editor in response to false teachings appearing in publications. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line
12/28/2005 - James WhiteHad great pre-show music from Mylo Hatzenbuhler (really, I'm serious!) at www.farmboymusic.com (Mylo's less flamboyant personality is a regular in our chat channel). Then we continued listening to Ehrman's NPR interview, covering 1 Cor. 14:34 and the variant there, and then we began listening to a debate from years ago by Muslim apologist Ahmed Deedat. Here's the program.
Moving the DL to Wednesday
12/27/2005 - James WhiteThis morning's regular edition of The Dividing Line should, Lord willing, make its appearance tomorrow, same time. It is physically impossible for only one person to do the program and run the electronics that are located in a different location, so, we will do our best to continue with our Ehrman response, possibly throw in some Ahmed Deedat material, etc., tomorrow.
Big Announcements Made: Now to Work!
12/22/2005 - James WhiteWe made both our big announcements today, filling folks in on the upcoming debate with Shabir Ally in May at Biola (date and specific thesis under discussion at the moment) and then spending a good bit of time laying out the November conference, cruise, and debate (see the information in the right hand column). Then we finally got around to ending the suspense and announcing that I will be debating the issue of homosexuality with the retired bishop of Newark in the Episcopalian Church, John Shelby Spong. This should be a very interesting debate, for the obvious reason that we have both written books on the subject, and this time, I expect my opponent will take the time to read what I've written (unlike Barry Lynn), and I can assure you, I've already obtained his materials on the subject. So the cross-examination should be in-depth and to the point.
After making the announcement I moved on to deal some more with Bart Ehrman's NPR program. Here's today's DL.
Even More Big News on the DL Today!
12/22/2005 - James WhiteI'm sorry I haven't gotten to commenting on our memory verses...it's a busy week for most of us, of course, and even more so for me. In any case, I just got more big news to announce on the DL tonight! 2006 is going to be simply incredible for Alpha and Omega Ministries. While I'm truly excited, I also realize that for Rich and I, this will undoubtedly be the busiest year of our lives. Pray for our health and our sanctification and our focus and our families! Don't forget to be listening tonight, 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 4pm MST, and 3pm PST (see, I don't want any excuses this time!) for the big announcements!
Today on the DL
12/20/2005 - James WhiteDidn't make the announcement, and sort of explained why; commented on the beginning of gay marriage in the UK and the striking down of the teaching of Intelligent Design in the US (complex design is random---didn't you know that? It's a dogma of all fundamentalist secularists, who happen to be in charge in the judiciary and the educational system, which is their own place of worship); took phone calls on the atonement and Reformed apologetics; then finished with more of the Bart Ehrman NPR interview. Here's the program.
Major Announcement on the Dividing Line--Delayed Till Thursday
12/19/2005 - James WhiteNo, the big news hasn't changed---but due to various circumstances, including a medical one, a little extra time is needed to make sure all our ducks are in a row, so to speak, so I am reluctantly moving the announcement to the DL Thursday evening. My apologies but I assure you, it's worth the wait! We don't want to announce something and not have everything ready to go for those of you who will immediately want all the information you need to make your plans, because I know one thing: many of you will not want to be anywhere else November 3rd but in Orlando, Florida. So, just as you need to wait till Saturday night or Sunday morning for some good surprises, for this, you only need to wait till Thursday!
Yesterday on the DL
12/16/2005 - James WhiteSpent the entire program Thursday responding to one of Bart Ehrman's recent interviews on National Public Radio. Ehrman's most recent book, Misquoting Jesus, is making the rounds amongst the enemies of the faith, and in this particular interview, he speaks much of his past as an evangelical, giving us some insights into how one goes from MBI graduate/strong evangelical to "happy agnostic" and leading critic of biblical inspiration and authority. Here's the program.
On The Dividing Line Today, December 13th
12/13/2005 - James WhiteHi-energy program today, I guess because I'm excited to be home for the next two months. Had a great time the past two weekends in St. Louis and Tampa, and wouldn't trade that for anything, but I'm a home-body, and to be able to settle into a routine for eight full weeks is glorious! Think of all the miles I'll get in (on my bike instead of a pressurized metal cylinder)! All the blog articles I can write! I even get to get a book outlined, an article for the CRI Journal written...ah, it's wonderful!
Today I yammered away a good bit about a number of things, but mainly covered what happened this weekend, then gave a brief response to Nadir Ahmed and his demand to have "equal time" or he will not call in, and then we took two great calls, one on presuppositional apologetics, one on Calvin and Luther (though I only had a few moments to address the second one). Here's the program.
Today on the DL: the Attack of the Infanto-Lutherans! And Other Odd Things
12/06/2005 - James WhiteToday I discussed the recent explosion of anti-Calvinism on the part of various Lutherans like Paul McCain and Josh S., and gave them the opportunity to defend their bravado behind a keyboard. They declined, of course. One Lutheran did call, Charlie, and we had a nice conversation. He had, prior to his call, said some very harsh things about me in IRC, but thankfully, we were able to discuss the issue calmly and in a way useful to those listening. I also narrated some interesting "background" material to some of my earlier debates with reference to Gerry Matatics, Scott Hahn, etc. Here's the program.
Today on the DL: Lots of Calls, No Muslims!
12/01/2005 - James WhiteWell, despite corresponding with Nadir Ahmed and letting him know that he would be treated fairly as a caller on the program, evidently, unless we arrange a full debate with him, he won't call in. Oh well, we tried. We had a nice Muslim come into channel a few hours before the program, with whom we had a good conversation. But despite all of that, no Muslims called. I played a few more clips showing problems with Nadir's understanding, but after about twenty minutes of waiting, we moved on. Immediately the phones lit up, and the rest of the program touched on a number of issues, including Paul McCain's Lutheran anti-Calvinism. Good calls all the way to the end of the program. Here it is.