Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Quick Test
05/29/2009 - James White
Tomorrow I will be doing an initial test of the live streaming pc. I will be streaming my two presentations at the Compassionate Boldness Conference here in Salt Lake City. The first session will be at 9am MDT (11am EDT), and the second will be at 12:30pm MDT (2:30pm EDT). I will be feeding directly to our regular Dividing Line server, so just use the regular DL link to listen in (assuming we've got this set up right anyway!).
Two Programs on Iron Sharpens Iron
05/27/2009 - James WhiteI will be joining Chris Arnzen and David Wood on Iron Sharpens Iron today, 3pm EDT, and then Chris alone on the topic of Mormonism tomorrow as well. More information here. Listen in!
Clarification on the Ministry Resource List
05/14/2009 - James White
Rich told me he received a phone call yesterday asking about how to ship items that would be purchased on the Ministry Resource List. First, once again, many thanks to those who help me in my studies in this way. It is tremendously encouraging. Secondly, ironically, I have messed up buying things for folks on their gift lists in the recent past. I learned just last week that you can't use the "One Click" button to purchase things from gift lists: that will make sure the item is sent to you (rather than me!). Instead, you click the item, place it in your cart, and then you will be given the option to ship to the address I have provided for the Ministry Resource List. It's as easy as that!
Now, I put that extended life external battery I found for the live streaming computer (i.e., the one I will use to live stream my debates in the future) on the list via the "Universal" button Amazon offers. It is actually an E-bay item (which is why it costs less than half of the other I had located). I confess I'm not sure how that works, but, here's hoping someone will find out! :-)
Calling Darrin the Atheist
05/06/2009 - James WhiteOK, here is an example of what happens when older folks (ok, middle aged folks like me) work with technology for too long.
First, we all have to use voice mail these days, right? Well, my son doesn't...he just lets his mailbox fill up so no one can get hold of him. But other than that, the rest of us have gotten used to a pretty consistent set of commands. 3 to fast forward, 9 to save, 7 to delete, etc., right? So, what happens when your phone system was designed in the early 80s?
This morning I came in early to do a radio interview (that is one of the problems in being in the Pacific time zone due to daylight savings time---three hours to the East coast). I decided to clear the messages from my voice mail in my office. Now, please learn a lesson: calling A&O is NOT the best way to get hold of me. I am a "written word" type of guy. E-mail is the way. I even try to avoid doing conversations when making plans for upcoming events because I so often go back to e-mails to confirm details. So that little red light can flash on my phone for days before I will get tired of seeing it and clear messages. But I did that this morning. However, this is an old phone system. We saved it from the back room of an old Yellow Front store long, long ago. So the first message I hear is from Darrin, the atheist I addressed in a video on YouTube and on the DL. He wants to talk to me about a book he is doing. That's great, I'd be happy to talk to him. So, I want to fast forward the message and then save it. So, I hit "3." The voice says, "Message deleted." Oh great. It's gone, it's history, and I have no way of getting hold of Darrin. That's what you get for having conflicting technologies!
So Darrin---I got your message, but, alas, I deleted your message. Please contact me through the website contact page. Rich will forward the e-mail. Thanks!