Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Monday Radio Free Geneva!
04/23/2007 - James WhiteWell, I surely was not planning on this, but I wanted to address statements made by Steve Gregg in the last of the nine mp3 files I have downloaded. But since I am about to head out of town, I had to rush into the studio and record quickly. I address various errors in particular on the topic of Greek grammar and syntax in the comments offered by Mr. Gregg. Here's the program (free/high quality).
A Friday Radio Free Geneva!
04/20/2007 - James WhiteI was riding this morning, pressing on with listening to the 13.5 hours worth of lectures delivered by Steve Gregg on Calvinism, when I decided to do another Radio Free Geneva episode. Since I did not get into the office till late in the afternoon, I had to record it without webcasting it, hence, no announcement here on the blog about a live broadcast. In any case, I felt the comments in the seventh of the nine files worthy of the investment of time I put in this evening. Since I played a lengthy portion of the presentation, the resultant program is 2 hours, three minutes in length! But the topics addressed are very important: God's nature, God's love, and the topic of assurance. I hope and trust that many will find the interaction useful and helpful. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on the Dividing Line: Radio Free Geneva
04/19/2007 - James WhiteHad a most enjoyable time on the program today reviewing various elements of the presentations made by Steve Gregg in support of synergism over against monergism. I trust I was fair, yet firm, and that the clips I played were of sufficient length to accurately portray Gregg's position on the topics addressed. I only got to John 6:37, and will schedule another Radio Free Geneva for May 1st, the time of the next Dividing Line (I will be traveling next week). Here's the program (free/high quality).
Don't Forget Today's Radio Free Geneva!
04/19/2007 - James WhiteDon't forget! Today's program is a special Radio Free Geneva featuring the examination of Steve Gregg's presentations on Calvinism, in particular, on John 6:37 and Romans 9:19-20. Be listening! Here's a bit of a preview. Steve Gregg comments on Romans 1:18 and the suppression of truth. Notice that not all men suppress the truth! Some are inclined toward it! This is one of the fundamental differences between Gregg's synergism (strongly semi-Pelagian) and biblical monergism, for Paul's argument is not that some suppress the truth in unrighteousness but all do so (as he concludes in Romans 3:10-18). Failure to appreciate the deadness of man in sin (along with the difference between God's prescriptive will and His eternal decree) cripples Gregg's criticisms of Reformed theology.
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Today on the Dividing Line
04/17/2007 - James WhiteToday I began with a brief discussion of the Virginia Tech massacre and then transitioned into more of the Ally/Licona debate, then took a call on Markan priority. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Also! On the DL for Thursday....
A Radio Free Geneva Episode! Surely, Jerry Falwell's comments from a few days ago are not worthy of an entire RFG edition, but there is more. Over the past few years I have received a number of e-mails saying I should debate one Steve Gregg of The Narrow Path. So I recently took the time to download his materials on Calvinism, and have been listening to them (more than nine hours of lectures). I'm into the fifth of the lectures now, and I finally popped. The comments offered on John 6:37 almost got me to comment on them on today's DL, but I refrained. But today I listened to one of the most amazing assertions I had ever heard about Romans 9, and that was it. I will play it on the program Thursday along with the John 6:37 discussion. So be listening for a special Radio Free Geneva!
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
04/13/2007 - James WhiteStarted off with a brief discussion of some comments from C. Gordon Olson, and then went to the Licona/Ally debate on the death and resurrection of Christ from 2004. Discussed apologetic methodology differences at the start, and then went into Shabir's opening presentation. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
04/10/2007 - James WhiteI was a bit taken aback by an e-mail wherein George Bryson said it was a "self serving self promoting fantasy" on my part that I have said he does not want to debate again. I read an e-mail I sent George back in January of 2006 explaining that a debate without cross-examination simply isn't a debate. Then I moved on to Surah 4:157, reading from four different Islamic sources as to what this text in the Qur'an means, all to provide background to my review of portions of the Licona/Ally debate from 2004 on the crucifixion of Jesus (which I will begin on Thursday). Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
04/05/2007 - James WhiteStarted off with a review of the attack of the SAC (Street Abusers Cult) in Mesa, and related some of the stories from nearly a quarter century of ministry at the Easter Pageant. Then callers took up the last half hour with discussions of the exegesis of Galatians 2:7 and then the natures of Christ. Here's the program (free/high quality).
04/04/2007 - James WhiteDue to the invasion of the SAC (Street Abusers Cult), we will not need to move the Dividing Line on Thursday to the morning time slot. It will air at its normal time, 7pm EDT. Also, I will be joining Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron at 3pm EDT as well (noon my time). Listen in and feel free to participate as well.
Today on the Dividing Line
04/03/2007 - James WhiteToday on the DL I made note of at least the majority of works we will be reading for The Cross: Theology and Historicity class on the cruise in October, and then replied a second time to a Roman Catholic correspondant. Then we went back to the Catholic Answers Live presentation on the "twin pillars" of Protestantism. Here's the program (free/high quality).