Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
From Jihad to Jesus Today on the Dividing Line
04/29/2010 - James WhiteWe went over the entirety of Ergun Caner's testimony played on Monday's Focus on the Family broadcast on the program today. Given how this story is moving into a national platform outside of the Christian community, at least there will be documentation that 1) serious and open attempts were made to call for accountability, and 2) the intentions of those of us who spoke out were focused upon the purity and integrity of the gospel. Here is the program.
An 80-Minute Dividing Line Today
04/27/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with Matthew Bellisario and some other various stories, moving into a review of William Lane Craig's recent anti-Reformed comments and his "keep the bar as low as possible" method of evangelism comments on Moody Radio. Then we talked about Dave Hunt's flipping of Romans 9 on its head. Finally, we took a good bit of time to review Ergun Caner's Trinitarian Face Plant in the "interview" with a Oneness Pentecostal pastor. I went over his confusing and contradictory attempt to enunciate orthodoxy in light of his attempts to avoid dealing with his problems by casting himself as the victim, the persecuted champion of truth. Still hoping he will come to his senses, but time is short. I have been interviewed by the Lynchburg newspaper, and now by Christianity Today. If those reporters demand real answers and not excuses---well, the issue will come to a head. Went twenty minutes long in explaining the necessity of dealing with these issues fully. Here's the program.
Today on the DL: Steve Ray, Catholic Answers, Ergun Caner and Calls
04/22/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with some discussion of John 6 and a caller on Catholic Answers Live, then moved to a 2006 presentation by Ergun Caner with some new and interesting claims (including his assertion that he learned about America by watching the Dukes of Hazzard while living on the border of Turkey and Iraq: only problem is, that TV series started in 1979, when even by his own story, he had already come to the US). Then we took some great calls, including one from a convert from Islam, Hussein, who had concerns about the Ergun Caner story and how I've responded to it. We went 11 minutes long, answering questions at the end on the KJV Only Controversy. Here's the program.
Calls, Calls, and More Calls on the DL Today
04/20/2010 - James WhiteWe let the callers drive the program today, and that often takes us over a wide spectrum of topics. We discussed George Bryson and Calvary Chapel; Ergun Caner (one of his students called); 1 John 2:2 and ἱλασμός (via a Skype call!); the Apocrypha and online apologetics to Roman Catholics, and more! Something for everyone, as they say. Here's the program.
Romans 4, Silver Bullets, Romans 16:17, William Albrecht, and Peter Lumpkins...All on the DL!
04/13/2010 - James WhiteOK, so we had to go about seven minutes long to cram all of that into one program, but given that there will not be a program on Thursday (I will be spending all Thursday in airports or in the air, heading to Rochester, NY), that was alright. Started off with an exegesis of Romans 4, then reviewed this article by "Nick," a Roman Catholic, who views it as the "silver bullet" against sola fide. Then we listened to a portion of last week's debate between TurretinFan and William Albrecht on whether sola scriptura creates disunity in the body of Christ, took a call on James 2, and finished off with Katherine's fine commentary exposing Peter Lumpkins' unwillingness to confess and repent of his deceptive behavior. Here's the program!
Two Very Different Calls on Last Thursday's Dividing Line
04/11/2010 - James White
Warren/Piper, Peter Lumpkins, Corey the Anti-Christian Apologist, and More, on Today's DL!
04/08/2010 - James WhiteWow, we covered the gamut today. Started off playing Phil Johnson's comments on the Warren/Piper controversy that erupted last week, then added a few of my own thoughts, then moved on to Peter Lumpkins being awarded the "lamest attempt to malign" award for his "James White thinks it is dangerous to preach the love of God" silliness. Then we took a call from Corey, who threw just about everything but the kitchen sink my direction in a vain attempt to disprove the Christian faith. Took some more calls, including one very encouraging call, and a question on Psalm 110. Fast moving program! Here it is.
And while we are on the subject, I just realized I forgot to blog Tuesday's DL, on which I played some of Ehrman's comments in the debate with Craig Evans, and took calls. You can get that one here.
Monergism vs. Synergism Debate Part II
04/01/2010 - James WhiteWe took the gloves off today a bit, but remained within bounds for brothers in the Lord, as Michael and I debated again on the DL. Accusations of a "schizophrenic God" and "robots" came up, which surprised me a little, but that's OK, at least we got down to some brass tacks, so to speak, in examining the foundations upon which we stand in examining the Scriptures. I got the distinct feeling that some of my more famous internet stalkers, including some who call themselves Reformed (but spend most of their time opposing divine election and the perfection of Christ's atonement) had gotten in touch with Dr. Brown. In any case, here is the second half of the debate. We will combine the two into a single file for download later.