Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
The Pastor's Perspective Continues to Duck the Text
02/25/2010 - James White
Just a quick note as it is moving toward 1am here in London. I just listened to the 2/25 edition of the Pastor's Perspective program. A caller asked the question that I had suggested on Wednesday's DL, specifically, how do these synergists explain the picture of regeneration found in Ezekiel 36 where God takes out the heart of stone and gives a heart of flesh? Would this not, on their system, require the heart of stone to do the right thing, repent, believe, and then, as a result of that, be replaced with a heart of flesh? So a caller asked them that question. And they (Brian Brodersen and Joe Holden) spent quite a while talking about what all Calvary Chapel leaders talk about in such situations...however, after spending quite some time, they never once touched Ezekiel 36. They did not touch the passage. They left it completely unanswered. So, maybe someone can try calling again and asking them for a specific answer to the text? I am sure the caller has already realized he did not get an answer.
I likewise heard another caller ask about 1 John 5:1 (on an earlier program). It became very clear very quickly that Brian Brodersen does not understand the point of 1 John 5:1. Sadly, the discussion left the text untouched once again. Brodersen does not seem to read Greek, or understand the syntax of the language, but he didn't allow that to slow him down in rejecting the meaning of the text. As time allows I will provide an exegetical response to brother Brodersen, despite his informing his caller today that he tries to listen to me as little as possible.
Christianity and Islam: the Nature of God
02/21/2010 - James White
Working on my presentation for tomorrow evening:
Glory Road: The Journeys of Ten African-Americans into Reformed Christianity
02/18/2010 - James SwanChris Arnzen hosts the daily radio show, Iron Sharpens Iron. Each day, Chris presents an hour long interview on topics that are important to Christians. For the past number of days, Chris has been interviewing the contributors to the book, Glory Road: The Journeys of Ten African-Americans into Reformed Christianity.
The interviews have been fascinating. All the interviews are available on mp3:
Leon Brown: "God's Wrath or Redemption"
Michael Leach:"The Journey of An African-American into Reformed Christianity"
Lance Lewis: "The Old Bait & Switch: Did Calvary Offer an Opportunity for Redemption or Did it Redeem? (An African American's Journey into Reformed Christianity"
Roger Skepple: "Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places: Is Reformed Theology Antithetical to the Love of God? (An African-American's Journey)"
Redditt Andrews III: "A Plea For Real Answers: An African-American's Journey into Reformed Christianity"
Anthony J. Carter: "Black, Reformed, but Foremost Christian"
Dr. White in London
02/17/2010 - Tur8infanDr. James White will be in London for the next several days. Lord willing, Trinity Road Chapel will be hosting him for free talks on the reliability of the New Testament:
- Friday 19th February at 8pm
- Saturday 20th February, 3pm
- Sunday, 21st February at 11am and 6:30 pm
- Monday, 22 February at 7:30pm
It is also my understanding that Dr. White will either be appearing on live TV (Revelation TV) or on the Unbelievable radio program (which airs later).
Also, please note: the Dividing Line program for Thursday is planned to air at the usual Tuesday time (11:00am MST - 1:00pm EST - 10:00am PST).