Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Open Phones on the Dividing Line
08/26/2010 - James WhiteStarted off noting that Elmer Towns says Ergun Caner's "punishment" fits the "problem," then took three calls, one from Estonia relevant to Islam, one on King James Onlyism, one on the nature of hell. All three were very encouraging calls. Here's the program.
Today on Radio Free Geneva!
08/24/2010 - James WhiteWent over Chosen But Free Three on the DL today, looking at the abject failure of Norman Geisler to provide a meaningful or scholarly response to the criticisms of his work that have piled up over the past decade since it first appeared. Took one call on Ephesians 2:8 and wrapped it up! Here's the program.
Radio Free Geneva Tomorrow: Chosen But Free Three Arrives!
08/23/2010 - James WhiteI returned from Detroit to find the 3rd edition of Chosen But Free waiting for me. I have only had limited time to look over it, but I've seen enough to want to review it tomorrow on the DL, and that means...Radio Free Geneva! Join us at 11am to find out about what happened to the horrible Gail Riplingeresque appendix responding to The Potter's Freedom (it has disappeared without notification or comment--ironic, given how much Ergun Caner depended on that very appendix back in 2005/2006 in attacking TPF), and also to discover that "moderate Calvinism" has been replaced with the wonderfully fair and helpful new phrase, "the Balanced View" (BV). Yes, friends, evangelical synergism is now the "balanced view." Also, "extreme Calvinism" has become "the extreme sovereignty view" (if that doesn't strike you as odd, think for a moment---what is "moderate sovereignty"?). And though my name appears nowhere in the index, nor does The Potter's Freedom appear in the bibliography (!), there are a small handful of citations, and a couple of attempted responses. Tune in to hear the "new" argumentation on Matthew 23:37! So join us for a Radio Free Geneva tomorrow on the Dividing Line!
A Caller-Driven DL
08/12/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with some updates on what is coming up over the next few months (please pray for all the debates, and all the travel, and yes, we still need your help to make it all happen) then started taking calls...Skype calls and "regular" calls, even going a bit long. Topics were wide indeed, including a long call on apostasy, heresy, and the nature of Christian assurance. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: An Unbelievable Ride and Calls
08/10/2010 - James WhiteDid a review of four Unbelievable Radio programs to start off the program, discussing presuppositional apologetics, Victor Stenger, and a "liberal" who denied the resurrection of Christ (all programs I listened to this morning while on a 70 mile ride). You can listen to Justin's program here, but since that airs in London, you can subscribe to the podcast as well (that's what I do). Then we took some calls on a wide variety of topics, including Norman Geisler's new edition of Chosen But Free (I contacted Bethany House Publishers, so I have a copy headed my way). Here's the program.
Just a reminder that I do live in a desert. Here is a little shot I took of a saguaro against the backdrop of the desert mountains, brush, etc., in the early morning light. It was nice out there at that time---but it is getting deathly hot again this week, with highs the next few days topping 110, lows in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Going to be tough to get in the 234 miles I want to cover before heading for Detroit next week!
God Centered vs. Man Centered: the Dividing Line
08/03/2010 - James WhiteCovered two primary texts on the program today, Hebrews 7:25 and James 2:14, but I did so in the context of recognizing the difference between a God-centered faith and a man-centered one. I drew illustrations from my debate with Robert Sungenis on the Mass that took place in Utah a number of years ago. An hour of biblical teaching, no calls, but I think one of the more important discussions we've had on the Dividing Line. Here's the program.
(I noted that the debate with Sungenis on the Mass was one of the clearest examples of theocentric faith vs. anthropocentric faith I know of. You can get the debate here).