Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Mike Horton on Iron Sharpens Iron Today
03/19/2009 - James Swan
Do you have a question you've always wanted to ask Mike Horton from the White Horse Inn? Here's your chance, he's going to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON live, Thursday, March 19, 3-4 PM Eastern Standard Time. For details on how to call in, visit the IRON SHARPENS IRON website. The first five callers with a question will receive a free copy of Mike Horton's new book, CHRISTLESS CHRISTIANITY: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church. You can listen live to the broadcast at the Iron Sharpens Iron website, or download the interview later today.
Bart Ehrman on NPR: Errors Regarding Mark
03/17/2009 - James WhiteMy apologies for how long it took to get this video up. Had a lot of technical problems, and though it is only 16 minutes in length, it took many hours to put together.
An Absolute Sort of Certainty
03/16/2009 - Jeff DownsIn 2004 (see 8/19 & 8/24) I put together a conference that included Dr. White and Dr. Stephen J. Nichols as the speakers. The audio for this conference has never been online. Well, it is now, at least some of it.
I have posted to Sermon Audio the two lectures by Stephen Nichols dealing with Jonathan Edwards and his apologetic. The lectures are based on his book titled An Absolute Sort of Certainty: The Holy Spirit and the Apologetics of Jonathan Edwards (P&R, 2003).
Here are the links
Jonathan Edwards' Apologetic in Theory and Jonathan Edwards' Apologetic in Practice.
Lord willing I will put up Dr. White's lectures in the very near future. This conference was right before Scripture Alone went to press.
While Dr. White's lectures are not yet online, the sermon he preached (image this) at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, that Sunday, is online here (based upon Phil. 2:5-11).
Christopher Hitchens on Being a "Slave" of God
03/12/2009 - James White
Only One Less God?
03/10/2009 - James White
Bart Ehrman vs. Luke and Matthew
03/04/2009 - James White
I Don't Do Theology, I'm an Historical Scholar!
03/02/2009 - James White
So says Bart Ehrman when you challenge his highly challengeable theological conclusions and claims. Ehrman's new anti-Christian book, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them), is lying on my desk, having just arrived. I flipped the book open to the back and my eyes fell upon this statement:
There is not literally a place of eternal torment where God, or the demons doing his will, will torture poor souls for 30 trillion years (as just the beginning) for sins they committed for thirty years. What kind of never-dying eternal divine Nazi would a God like that be? (p. 276).
Now, aside from the inherent problems (poor souls = innocent souls, the issue of divine justice, the continued hatred of those under punishment for God, etc.) in this common atheistic blast, the real issue is, does this book finally signal the end of Ehrman's "I'm not a theologian, I'm just a high-brow scholar so I cannot be held accountable for all the theological pronouncements I make" excuse making? Will those in the "academy" finally see his real intentions, and start to recognize his bias? Personally, I sort of doubt it. Anyone who is embarrassed by the open profession of the lordship of Christ over the mind will not wish to risk their next invitation to some major conference by pointing out Ehrman's bold anti-Christian zealotry. But churchmen who recognize when a wolf is stalking the sheep will do well to cull some of the whopper statements in this book as excellent examples of the fact that Ehrman is no unbiased textual critical scholar. He has moved far beyond the realm of his narrow expertise in his last three most popular books, all of which are designed to do one thing: destroy Christian faith.
I might note that the quote above would be just as applicable to the Islamic view of the fire as well. Just don't ask Bart about that. As he begins his rounds on NPR, do you think someone will ask him, "So, you are saying Allah in the Qur'an is a never-dying eternal divine Nazi?" Yeah, probably not.