Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Richard Dawkins Discovers His Adoring Followers Are NASTY
02/25/2010 - James White
I had to chuckle at this one this morning. Dawkins has attracted to himself adoring followers, but they are nasty adoring followers. I have noted that a single video I did criticizing Dawkins' childish response to a questioner years ago has garnered not only one of the largest totals of views of all of my videos, but the nastiest, vilest responses as well. Atheists in general see no reason to control their tongue (truly, purity in language is for those who believe God created us communicating beings and hence has a concern over what our language says about our hearts), and when they get together, the result is always vulgar and profane. Seems Dawkins wanted to clean up the forums on his website, so he announced a new policy cutting back on the free reign of his Creator-free followers. Well, they may think him infallible, an atheistic messiah of sorts, but they are still atheists, after all. Who is he to exercise control over them? Poor ol' Richard seems shocked at the nature of his followers. Dr. Dawkins, none of the rest of us are surprised at all. Why are you?
Major Debate Announcement: Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? vs. Robert M. Price
02/09/2010 - James White
I will be debating Dr. Robert M. Price, a Jesus Seminar scholar and prolific author (see here for some of his books), at the CRI National Conference May 7th in Innisbrook, Florida. Hank Hanegraaff will moderate the debate. Those who have listened to my debate with John Dominic Crossan know how important this topic is. Dr. Price has expended great effort in elucidating every possible theory that would militate against Christian orthodoxy. He has done many debates as well, so we should expect a spirited exchange. There is a deep stream of "deconstruction" in Dr. Price's theories, so we should be able to see again how very important presuppositions are to the modern attacks upon Christian orthodoxy.
I have put some items on the Ministry Resource list that would be very useful in preparation for this debate (as well as the London trip that, Lord willing, will begin next week). As always, your partnership in these ministry opportunities is greatly appreciated.
Make plans to join us in Florida at the CRI National Conference (I will be addressing textual and inspirational issues in my presentations apart from the debate) in May.
Conference on Scripture
02/03/2010 - Jeff DownsYesterday, I had a chance to sit down with Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He took about 8 minutes to discuss the GPTS Annual Conference. I'm new at using our camera for such things, and the color is simply awful:
Click here to register for ths conference.