Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Indonesia: When Sharia Law Thrives
07/28/2008 - James WhiteINDONESIA
Muslims storm Protestant school in Jakarta, injuring 265 students
by Benteng Reges
Over the week-end Muslim fanatics target a Christian school in the capital’s east side. Police evacuate the institute to protect students. Hundreds of police agents are now guarding it to prevent further violence.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Police evacuated the Christian Theological Arastamar Institute (STT SETIA) which is located in an eastern district of the Indonesian capital after it suffered damages during clashes between Christians and Muslims over the week-end. At least 1,500 students were moved to nearby police headquarters and a local Christian-based political party. The situation remains critical and further violence between opposite factions cannot be ruled out.
“The school foundation urged us to intervene to protect people,” said East Jakarta District Police Chief Senior Superintendent. “For this reason we moved everyone out.”
Last night hundreds of residents from the village of Kampung Pulo had taken up arms threatening to storm the school after being instigated by an imam at a local mosque who claimed that a bunch of Christian gangsters were coming to “protect” the school after it was attacked on Saturday by a Muslim mob, causing damage to the building and hurting hundreds.
Islam Debate Live on Iron Sharpens Iron Monday and Tuesday!
07/28/2008 - James WhiteMake sure to tune in my friend David Wood as he debates Islamic apologist Bassam Zawadi on Chris Arnzen's show, Iron Sharpens Iron, today and tomorrow!
MUSLIM vs CHRISTIAN DEBATE: BASSAM ZAWADI vs DAVID WOOD
(Part 1: Monday, July 28; Part 2: Tuesday, July 29)
MUSLIM: Bassam Zawadi has written more than two hundred articles on Islam and Christianity. He is currently studying in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), but he has also lived in Canada, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. He runs the website www.call-to-monotheism.com and works for one of the world’s leading marketing research companies.
CHRISTIAN: David Wood is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. A former atheist, he converted to Christianity after investigating the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and has written a number of articles on Islam. He runs the blog
Bassam and David are currently working on a book together contrasting Islam with Christianity.
This 2-day live *radio* debate is being conducted to promote a live, *public* debate this Saturday in Connecticut between Bassam and David. Here are the details:
TIME: Saturday, August 2nd, beginning at 11:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Madinah Educational Center, 5 National Drive, Windsor
Locks, CT, 06096 (see http://www.islamlife.com/news.php?readmore=228)
TOPICS: (1) "Does the Evidence Show that Christianity Is True?"
(2) "Does the Evidence Show that Islam Is True?"
There's no admission fee, and the debate is open to the public.
Seating is limited.
Abdullah of the UK on Textual Claims, Part 4
07/28/2008 - James White
Abdullah of the UK on Textual Claims, Part 3
07/25/2008 - James White
1 Corinthians 8:6, the Deity of Christ, and Shadid Lewis
07/19/2008 - James White
Abdullah of the UK on Textual Claims, Part 2
07/18/2008 - James White
Abdullah of the UK on Textual Claims, Part 1
07/14/2008 - James White
Sami Zaatari and Basic Truthfulness
07/13/2008 - James White
I sent the link to this video to Mr. Zaatari when I posted it, and he replied quickly:
howdy James, i just saw your video and i was STUNNED by the weaknesses of your supposed rebuttals! In fact i couldnt believe how weak your response to the Jesus wine issue was! a wedding-party is the same thing, at weddings people drink ALOT OF WINE and Jesus was making wine for them, hence we can confidently say people did get drunk at this party-wedding. anyways i will be comming out with a rebuttalon my site soon, maybe by tonight or tommorow.Once again, rational folks are left shaking their heads at this kind of thinking. Only a work of grace can break through such prideful ignorance.
What double-standards, when the rebuttal is out you will see how weak your responses were, and so will the people. you COMPLETLY tried to pull a fast one over the people on Jesus and wine, and you know it, the only rebuttal you had for me with Jesus was its a wedding and not a party! you and i know, at weddings people consume alot of wine, thats a FACT. and again even if you say they didnt get drunk which you cant prove, you quote verses saying wine isnt good SO WHY IS JESUS GIVING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE? if something is bad shouldnt you simply stay away from it? Number two you IGNORE one of my main points which is that YOU say Jesus is an example for you, so i can take Jesus' example of this incident and serve wine at parties weddings or any banquet, since theres nothing from the context which says wine for marriage parties only. so notice James, your response actually backfires badly and shows Jesus was doing something wrong and careless by giving alcohol out when you quote verses showing its bad and should be stayed away from!!!!!!!!!!!
Shadid Lewis: Better Audio/Video + Acts 5:30
07/09/2008 - James White
Yusuf Estes on the Deity of Christ: A Brief Response
07/02/2008 - James WhiteOver the past week or so I have recorded an eight-part series in response to Islamic speaker Yusuf Estes. Estes is a well known speaker and "former Christian minister." These can, of course, be viewed on my YouTube page now, or, you can wait a few months for each part to appear on the blog. But I wanted to post this quick response to another Yusuf Estes appearance on The Deen Show where he presents the most common objections to the deity of Christ. Enjoy, and then pass it on!