Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
2010 God and Culture Conference on Apologetics
08/21/2010 - Tur8infanThe 2010 God and Culture Conference on Apologetics was held today, Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Oakbrooke Bible Church, in Waterford, Michigan. Thanks to some speedy recording and uploading, the audio from the conference is already available. As you will note, Dr. White spoke during two of the sessions.
- Session One: Pastor Christopher Brooks
- Session Two: Dr. James White
- Session Three: Pastor Kent Clark
- Session Four: Pastor Paul Edwards
- Session Five: Dr. James White
Albert Mohler on the Battle over Inerrancy
08/17/2010 - Tur8infanAlbert Mohler has provided an article updating the battle over innerancy, and mentioning the work of Peter Enns and Kenton Sparks, who stand opposed to the Biblical and historical doctrine of innerancy. (link to article) It's an interesting article to read. The one thing I don't like is that one might get the idea that the battle over innerancy is only 50 years old. It goes much farther back, with folks like the Manichaeans alleging errors in the Old Testament Scriptures.
You can sense some irritation in Augustine's response:
If the Manichees were willing to discuss the hidden meaning of these words in a spirit of reverent inquiry rather than of captious fault-finding, then they would of course not be Manichees, but as they asked it would be given them, as they sought they would find, as they knocked it would be opened up to them. The fact is, you see, people who have a genuine religious interest in learning put far more questions about this text than these irrelegious wretches; but the difference between them is that the former seek in order to find, while the latter are at no pains at all to do anything except not to find what they are seeking.- Augustine, On Genesis: A Refutation of the Manichees, Book II, Chapter 2, Section 3
The same applies to the irreligious wretches who today seek to find fault. The Manichaeans came and went, and Biologos will come and go as well. But there will always be those who will seek to find fault with the Word of God. We must always be ready to give an answer to them.
Upcoming Debates and Resources
08/14/2010 - James WhiteEver feel like time is speeding up on you, and you'll never be ready for what's coming? This Fall makes me feel that way! Please pray about my trip to Minneapolis in October, not only for the conference, but for my meeting with Bethany House Publishers. I desperately need to take a break from debating in the not too distant future to put the proverbial pen to paper (in this case, fingertips to keyboard, of course) and get some writing projects done. There is a massive need for a text-by-text, easily accessible "here is what Ehrman says, but here is the other side of the story" type work. And my heart for a "Letters to a Mormon Elder" type book, except written to the serious minded, believing Muslim, is stronger than ever. Wouldn't a book you could read for yourself, that would train you in the whys and wherefores of Muslim evangelism, but that you could then hand directly to your Muslim friend, knowing it was written to communicate with them, be useful? But such projects don't just appear out of thin air, I assure you. But till then, the Ministry Resource List remains a very helpful way you can stand with me in this "Fall full of debates." The only thing more encouraging than getting resources from that list is when local churches stand with us in regularly supporting the work. As opposition to the Gospel, and especially those who proclaim it with clarity, and pointedness, increases, we will need to know God's people stand with us more and more.