Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
12/29/2006 - James WhiteHad "dad duty" right after the DL yesterday (for my fellow dads who have almost 18 year old daughters---how many parts on a 1994 Probe can you replace before it qualifies as a new car?) so I forgot to get the link up once I got back to the office. Started off thanking Gene Cook for his plug of our cruise on The Narrow Mind and before we could get back to the George Bryson presentation the phones started ringing off the hook with great callers with great questions. Last call we took was Gene Cook himself, and we chatted about his interview with Dan Corner, and the second part of the interview coming up Friday morning on The Narrow Mind. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
12/26/2006 - James WhiteStarted with some brief comments on The Blasphemy Challenge, Brian Flemming, The God Who Wasn't There, etc., and then went to an eight minute clip of Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel responding to a phone call on the subject of "Calvinism." A truly horrific example of complete straw-man argumentation. Then Pierre called in and we once again had to go over why it makes perfect sense for a Mormon, who lacks a self-sufficient, eternal God, cannot make heads or tails of the Bible's teaching on election and predestination. Here's the program (free/high quality).
On the Dividing Line Yesterday
12/22/2006 - James WhiteSorry, had to run right after the DL yesterday, so I never got the link blogged. We continued with George Bryson and his anti-Calvinist materials, and took a couple of calls. Also played a bit of my cross-examination of Bryson in our debate. Here it is: free/high quality.
On The Dividing Line
12/20/2006 - James WhiteYesterday I was sent a link to the...talk Ergun Caner gave at a church Sunday, December 10th. I just can't bring myself to calling this string of jokes and stories a sermon, I'm sorry. I've heard real sermons, and this isn't one of them. In any case, I played just a few minutes of that, and then answered various e-mail questions that have been sent in. After the break we took two excellent phone calls. Here's the program (free/high quality).
On the Dividing Line Today
12/14/2006 - James WhiteStarted off reading the following letter on the air, and inviting its Roman Catholic author to call in.
Dear Mr. White, I just want you to know that a professor of a major Catholic university has required all students to buy your book SCRIPTURE ALONE with the purpose of thrashing it to pieces. He is working in conjuction [sic] with Catholic Answers, the largest Catholic apologetics organization in the United States. He gives lectures taking your book piece by piece and explaining the illogical argumentation of it. He also has found blatant lies and stretching of truth. I'm compiling these into notes and I'll be sending them to you in the future. I've read a good portion of your book, and I must say, I am truly amazed at how desperate Protestants are in their argumentation. Really amazed. I told the professor that the Catholic Church is so ABOVE your low-level, amature [sic] theology and argumentation that by doing this project we are validating your work. He responded by saying that we are doing the project not for him (you) but for the ignorant masses that he desperately needs to feed his family and insecure ego. Anyway... there you go.I pointed out that my initial response to him was, "And who is this brilliant professor, and when would he like to debate in front of his classes? :-)" Unfortunately, the author never called.
Then we moved on to George Bryson's anti-Calvinism talk to Calvary Chapel pastors from 2003, examining the mind-set that goes into this internal movement in the CCs. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
12/12/2006 - James WhiteStarted the program today playing a clip from Patrick Madrid on the nature of ecumenism. Oddly, agreed with pretty much all he had to say in the sense that we both agree that ecumenism, if it is "valid," should have as its goal conversion. We just disagree on what the conversion is about, or what it is to. Then we finished up the Jerry Vines sermon, lamented once again the use of template sermons, and then took a call on the meaning of the term "anthropomorphism" in reference to Greg Stafford's recent dialogue with Robert Morey in defense of the JW version of open theism (denying to God exhaustive divine knowledge of future events). Here's the program (free/high quality).
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
12/08/2006 - James WhiteFirst half hour I played, and interacted, with a clip from George Bryson's amazing presentation to the Calvary Chapel pastor's meeting sometime in late 2003 (it was prior to the BAM program with him and the release of his "read my book" book, The Dark Side of Calvinism. Gene Cook and the folks on The Narrow Mind began reviewing it, and I obtained the mp3 from Gene's website (thanks Gene!). If you see George over there, tell him "Darth says howdy."
Second half hour got back to a little of the Vines sermon and then took a call toward the end of the hour. Here's the program (freebie/high quality).
Acts 15 on the Dividing Line
12/05/2006 - James WhiteToday I started off with about half an hour or so on the subject of Acts 15, the "Jerusalem Council," issues relating to Peter's role, and to the relevance of the text to church government (i.e., Reformed Baptist/Presbyterian discussions, such as the one I had with Robert Reymond). Then we took calls. Here's the program. Check out the new higher quality format in our MP3 shopping cart!