Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Reformation History on the Dividing Line
10/28/2010 - James WhiteSunday is October 31, Reformation Sunday, remembering God's great work of bringing the light of the gospel to Europe through the Reformation. So to help prepare you for that day I was joined by TurretinFan, and we talked about Francis Turretin, one of those used by God to help systematize and defend the truths of the Reformation. Then I spent about 25 minutes (after taking a call on John 17:12/John 6:44) discussing the backgrounds of the Reformation. I hope this helps you have a more meaningful Reformation Sunday! Here's the program.
Now, right at the beginning of the program I played a song that was sent to me this morning by Jovan Mackenzy. Jovan has a new album coming out at the end of November, and he sent me one of the songs, where he took portions of a sermon I preached on Hebrews 2, and added his own lyrics. I think I made history today playing it on the Dividing Line! Be watching for Jovan's album, Strangers and Pilgrims around Thanksgiving.
Radio Free Geneva...Accomplished!
10/26/2010 - James WhiteHad a great time on the program today, covering three items: first, reminding folks that we now have the great "Read My Book" debate from 2003 available in mp3 format now, here. Then we reviewed, very briefly, some of Bob Sungenis' anti-Calvinism arguments from up in Newberg, and then launched into the real reason for the Radio Free Geneva, the recently posted podcast wherein William Lane Craig not only defends Molinism but attacks the Reformed faith. Another vital discussion of why, and how, theology determines apologetics. Here's the program!
Radio Free Geneva Today on the Dividing Line!
10/26/2010 - James WhiteDid you know Calvinism's emphasis upon God's divine decree is unbiblical? That it impugns God's character? Well, you've heard all that before, right? I mean, it is like Psalm 33 or Daniel 4 or Ephesians 1 just doesn't exist in the Bibles carried by folks like Dave Hunt or George Bryson. But William Lane Craig, Philosopher to the Exegetically Challenged, has posted a podcast in which he repeats these accusations, and so it is time for....RADIO FREE GENEVA! Get out your wireless devices, hide in the stair well, cover yourself up with a blanket lest the Arminian Police hear, but make sure to tune in today at 11am MST for Radio Free Geneva!
Today on the Dividing Line: Purgatory and Modern Roman Apologists, Plus Calls
10/19/2010 - James WhiteWent over some material on purgatory at the top of the show, then took calls relevant to the same topic on subjects such as "the eucharist." A Roman Catholic intensive Dividing Line prior to my trip to Oregon to debate Robert Sungenis. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Biblical Questions, Justification, and God's Holiness and Wrath
10/14/2010 - James WhiteAnother potpourri of topics today, with calls on "repentance" in the Old Testament, dealing with anti-Trinitarian "Messianic Judaism," and a call on explaining the wrath of God to our modern culture. Snuck a few minutes of the second Slick/Sungenis conversation as well. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line
10/12/2010 - James WhiteCovered some important topics today. Started with this article on the human genome and the fact that life...really is life! Great stuff. Then discussed the amazing response an evil-saturated society produces to anyone who says something moral (related to this story), then we discussed a story about Muhammad and his wives, then took quite a while to respond to Roger Olsen's "fatal flaw" in Calvinism, then took a call from Greece on the Greek Septuagint. Here's the program.
In answer to all the tweets and e-mails, yes, I saw the warmed-over summary of Dave Hunt and George Bryson posted by Mark Cahill. I'm sorry, but I had never heard of Mark Cahill before he decided to demonstrate his ignorance of Reformed theology and Christian history, let alone Scripture, so I am uncertain as to why there is such a kerfuffle about his position. I see nothing new in the same tired, warn out, eisgetical human traditions of Arminianism that are regularly pawned on folks by the Dave Hunts and George Brysons of the world. It is sad to see someone who narrow in his view, and so unteachable, that he would take the stand he has, but he surely is not alone. There are hyper-Arminians and there are hyper-Calvinists. Best to trust the Lord, speak the truth, and press on!
Calls, Calls, and More Calls on the Dividing Line!
10/07/2010 - James WhiteFast moving hour today! Started off with a call on eschatology and Bible study resources, then took a call on the discussion that has been spawned by the Trinity/Unitarian debate on the Jewish Voice Broadcast, then took a call on dealing with Roman Catholic apologists and the Eucharist, then a call on the origin of cultic movements, then a call from Dublin on the KJV Only movement (or maybe more specifically, the TR Only movement), and finished up with a call on presuppositionalism and other religions. Whew! What an audience we have that can come up with that range of questions! Get a deep seat in the saddle! Here's the program.
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
10/06/2010 - James WhiteStarted off getting back to the Slick/Sungenis dialogue (first half hour), then after the break took calls on Bart Ehrman, Dave Hunt, and an attempted call from Magnus in Sweden, but our Skype set up failed! Well, we tried! Here's the program.
DL at the Regular Time Today!
10/05/2010 - James WhiteMy planned activities got rained out today, so I am headed back to Phoenix, and should be there in time for the regularly scheduled DL. So, despite my saying the DL would be moved to Wednesday...it won't! Join me live at 11am for the DL today!