Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Quick Word from Urbana
04/30/2009 - James WhiteGreetings from the campus of the University of Illinois. I just had lunch with the folks from the Navigators. Most enjoyable time, though, I just don't understand how kids in college keep getting younger and younger. I was talking about stuff back in the 80s and they were all staring at me like I was old or something. But a very nice time indeed.
I have my presentation finished, and I am just resting up before heading over to the auditorium. Please pray for the debate this evening. Pray for clarity of thought and speech, pray for the audience, pray for the recording.
We still intend to do all we can to make this available live via our regular Dividing Line link. Click "Webcast" above to try the link. The debate begins at 7pm CDT, 5pm MST.
I just got a call seeking to arrange a debate after I speak at the conference in New Jersey in June. Pray the Lord will open the door for this opportunity to proclaim the gospel and defend the faith.
A final thanks to all of you who have supported the effort in putting this debate together, especially those who gave through the Ministry Resource list. That is always greatly appreciated.
I will do all I can to get a blog article up, and some video, before I go to bed tonight (or early tomorrow morning!).
Ministry Resources List Update/Barker Debate/YouTube Libel
04/17/2009 - James WhiteI have updated the ministry resources list here. If you sort the list by "priority" you can see what is most pressing. I have added three items that would be useful in the next week or so in preparation for the Barker debate. My thanks once again to all those who help in this vital and encouraging way.
I will be picking up where I left off on the 90 minute DL yesterday in examining the exchange between Barker and Wilson on Wilson's work on a jury in a capital murder case. Then we will look at how often Dan does what he claims Christians do, that of referring to concepts "out there" as if they have reality, something he can't do inside his functionalistic naturalistic materialism. His consistent inconsistency is the demonstration of his entire error.
Finally, I was directed yesterday to a depraved, sick video on YouTube wherein someone took one of my videos and cobbled together various words and phrases from the audio of many other videos, and produced a disgusting, slanderous video portraying me as a homosexual. I flagged the video more than 24 hours ago, but all I've gotten from YouTube is a request for proof that I "own" the original material. Remember how recently YouTube removed my video that included an obvious "Fair Use" clip of Sean Penn attacking Christians, but here you have obvious slander/libel and so far, no action at all. Evidently, if you are a Christian minister, all is fair game, especially if it is promulgated in the name of moral debauchery. Amazing days we live in. Any lawyers with expertise in libel/slander out there who would like to be of assistance? Let me know.
A New Tie!
04/08/2009 - James WhiteI like designing ties that have a particular relevance to a particular debate, so I just made this one up for the Barker debate in a few weeks. I typed up the text of 1 Corinthians 1:18-30 in the uncial font that is based upon the handwriting of P46, the great early manuscript of Paul's letters. Only Romans 1 is as relevant to a debate with an atheist as this portion of Scripture. If you would like to see it a little better, you can do so here. Since I typed this one up myself, I made it so that aside from the necessary "bleed" off the edges, pretty much the entirety of the text is fully readable (if you read uncial text Greek anyway). Normally you only get a "swath" of the text, but by trying real hard I managed to get almost all of the text onto the tie in readable form. Enjoy!
Tim Janis' New CD
04/06/2009 - James WhiteI had the privilege of spending some time with well known composer Tim Janis last October. We have stayed in contact since then. I have all of his many albums in my music collection, and truly enjoy listening to his artistry.
Tim just let me know that he has a new CD out of instrumental hymns, Amazing Love. If you enjoy lush instrumental music, especially the flute/recorder with an orchestral background, you'll love these settings of such hymns as Come Thou Fount, Holy Holy, Holy, and a favorite around our church, This is My Father's World.
We are not carrying the CD, but I wanted to let folks know about my friend's music. You can listen for yourself and order the CD, here. Enjoy!