Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Enuma Elish and Dan Barker on the DL
03/31/2009 - James WhiteHaving written that title, I think it would be more fun to say, "Sounds odd? You'll have to listen to find out what that is about!" Here's the program.
Today on The Dividing Line:
03/26/2009 - James WhiteI started off playing a portion of Dan Barker's "testimony" about his deconversion, focusing upon what kind of Christianity he left, and making application from there. Then we took our break and had two phone calls on Matthew 16:18 and "upon this rock," leading to a fairly lengthy discussion of the development of the papacy over time. Here's the program.
Witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses on the Dividing Line
03/24/2009 - James WhiteI began the program today with a half hour discussion of my 2.5 hour meeting with a Jehovah's Witness elder this past Friday, spending some time to go into the text in Revelation 4 and 5, playing a clip from the 2003 debate with Greg Stafford on the same topic. Then after the break we started taking calls on a variety of subjects, including the commandments of God. Here's the program.
F. LaGard Smith's Anti-Calvinism on the DL
03/19/2009 - James WhitePlayed portions of an Iron Sharpens Iron program from last year with F. LaGard Smith, author of Troubling Questions for Calvinists...and all the Rest of Us. Dealt with issues of God's knowledge, decree, Romans 9, etc. Here's the program.
Today on The Dividing Line
03/17/2009 - James WhiteI was joined by pastor Tony Bartolucci in studio today as we discussed Frank Beckwith's reversion story and recent book. Also took calls on...completely different topics! One was on George Bryson, the other on the tenacity of the NT text. Here's the program.
Carla Solves the Problems of the Time-Challenged!
03/14/2009 - James WhiteOK, this is just perfect. For all those who struggle with the fact that Arizona refuses to play games with time (for absolutely no reason at all), so that the time of the DL becomes mysterious twice a year. Carla has designed a wonderful clock to help you out! And, of course, for the rest of the year, this lovely clock will remind you to pray for A&O! Thanks Carla!
Yet Another Eclectic Dividing Line!
03/12/2009 - James WhiteStarted off with a pretty amazing clip from Jimmy Akin that we could very accurately dub, "We Don't Need No Stinking Bible Verses!" Very interesting commentary. Then we took calls on predestination and election and Islam! I also discussed Randall Terry and the liberal Catholic Church in the US. Here's the program.
Yesterday on The Dividing Line
03/11/2009 - James WhiteWe finished off the Barker/Wilson debate yesterday, then discussed further signs of the wrath of God upon Western society in the degradation of marriage and the family. Here's the program.
Woops! Yes, We Did a DL on Thursday!
03/07/2009 - James WhiteSorry, forgot to blog it! Started off with more evidence of the fallibility of...me! Talked about a citation error I made regarding Basil of Caesarea, and compared it with Rome's long history of use of completely spurious works in defense of her claims. Then we went back to the Barker/Wilson debate, which, I believe, we will finish on the next DL on Tuesday. Here's the program.
Today on the DL: The Barker v. Wilson Debate Examined
03/03/2009 - James White
I began a series today reviewing portions of Doug Wilson's debate with Dan Barker from 1997. I know I risk many barbs, slings, and arrows for saying Doug Wilson did a masterful and excellent job in this debate, but facts are facts, and he did. But I am not reviewing Doug's presentations, as good as they were. I wanted to focus upon Barker's incredible arguments, and upon the cross-examination periods. That's what we did today, and may be able to finish upon Thursday. Here's the program.