Alpha & Omega Ministries

Alpha and Omega Ministries is a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. James White, director, is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics for numerous schools. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, The God Who Justifies and What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one hundred seventy-four moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is a Pastor/Elder of Apologia Church in Arizona. He has been married to Kelli for more than thirty-seven years, and has two children, and four grandchildren.

James White

James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor and an accomplished debater.

He has been married since 1982 and has two children and four grandchildren.

Publications

DateDebate TitleDebate Opponent(s)LocationDebate Link
11/13/2019Tawheed or Trinity: Is God One or Three Divine Persons?vs. Dr. Shabir AllyAtlanta, GeorgiaYouTube
9/8/2018Is Homosexuality Consistent with New Testament Obedience?With Michael Brown vs. Pastor Deweyne Robinson and Rev. Ruth Jensen-ForbellSwitzerland, FloridaYouTube
8/15/2017Was Jesus Crucified?vs. Zakir HussainBirmingham, UKYouTube
10/12/2015Is the Bible a book of peace?
10/12/2015Is the Quran a book of peace?
5/23/2015debate with Shaykh Mustafa Umar
5/7/2015The Romans 9 Debate vs. Leighton FlowersSermon Audio
4/16/2016The Church Would Have Been Better Off Without the Reformationvs. Jesuit Priest Rev. Dr. NorrisRevelation TV
10/8/2014Crucifixion or Crucifiction?vs. Ayoob KarimDurban, South AfricaYouTube
10/7/2014The Christology of John, the Christology of the Quranvs. Yusuf IsmailJuma Masjid (Grey Street Mosque), Durban, South AfricaYouTube
10/3/2014Who was the Founder of Christianity? Jesus or Paul?vs. Bashir VarniaLenasia, South Africa
7/8/2014Does God Know the Future?vs. Bob Enyart, Brown Palace HotelDenver, ColoradoYouTube
The Extent of the Atonementvs. Dr. Michael BrownRevelation TVYouTube
Is Divine Healing for Today?, Part 1vs. Dr. Michael BrownRevelation TVYouTube
Is Divine Healing for Today?, Part 2vs. Dr. Michael BrownRevelation TVYouTube
10/8/2013Did the Earliest Followers of Jesus Believe in His Deity?vs. Dr. Shabir AllyUniversity of Pretoria, South AfricaYouTube
10/7/2013Sin and Salvationvs. Dr. Shabir AllyAbu Bakr Siddique Mosque, Erasmia, South AfricaYouTube
10/4/2013Trinity and Tawhidvs. Yusuf BuxUniversity of Johannesburg, South AfricaYouTube
10/3/2013Has the Quran Been Accurately Transmitted?vs. Yusuf IsmailNorth-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
10/3/2013Has the New Testament Been Accurately Transmitted?vs. Yusuf IsmailNorth-West University, Potchestfroom, South Africa
10/2/2013Can God Become Man?vs. Bashir VarniaLenasia, South Africa
5/17/2013Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity?vs. Justin LeeHelena, Montana
2/27/2013Jesus in Christianity and Islamvs. Adnan RashidTrinity College, Dublin, Ireland
The Quran or the Bible?YouTube
2/26/2013The Quran or the Bible?, Part 2vs. Adnan RashidUniversity College, Dublin, IrelandYouTube
2/14/2013Reformed Theology Debatevs. Dr. Michael BrownSouthern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, North CarolinaYouTube
9/24/2012Was the Quran Reliably Transmitted from the Prophet Muhammad?vs Adnan RashidYouTube
9/24/2012Was the New Testament Reliably Transmitted from its Authors?vs Adnan RashidLondon, UKYouTube
9/19/2012Surah 4:157 and the CrucifixionLondon, UK
9/17/2012Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible?London, UK
3/22/2012Did Jesus Claim Deity?vs Shabir AllyToronto, CanadaYouTube
11/25/2011The Deity of Christvs Patrick NavasTheopologetics Podcast
10/21/2011The Trinityvs Roger PerkinsQueensland, Australia
10/17/2011Can God become a Man?vs Abullah KundeLondon, UKYouTube
Has Islam Misunderstood Christianity?YouTube
2/11/2011part 2vs Bassam ZawadiNew South Wales, AustraliaYouTube
1/13/2011Freedom and Bondage of the Willvs Dr. Steve BlakemoreDeep South Regional Founders ConferenceYouTube
10/22/2010Is Purgatory Biblical?vs. Robert SungenisNewburg, ORYouTube
9/14/2010Trinitarianism vs UnitarianismWith Michael Brown vs. Sir Anthony Buzzard and GoodJewish Voice BroadcastYouTube
9/10/2010Assurance of Salvation in Islamvs. Abdullah KundeABN Television / Skype
9/10/2010The Bodily Assumption of Maryvs. Robert SungenisSanta Fe, NMYouTube
9/10/2010The Bible Does Not Teach that Man Has a Free Willvs. Robert SungenisSanta Fe, NMYouTube
8/30/2010Is the New Testament Evil?vs. David SilvermanAmityville, NYYouTube
8/28/2010The Immaculate Conceptionvs. Christopher FerraraHuntington, NYYouTube
6/20/2010Is the Bible We Possess Today the Word of God?vs. Sheikh AwalDetroit, MIYouTube
5/7/2010Is the Bible True?vs. Dr. Robert PriceInnisbrook, FLYouTube
2/23/2010The Trinityvs. Sir Anthony BuzzardLondon, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
2/23/2010Bible vs Quranvs. Adnan RashidLondon, England, Unbelievable Radio Broadcast
The Trinity, Part 1vs. Abdullal al AndalusiLondon, EnglandYouTube
2/22/2010The Trinity, Part 2vs. Abdullal al AndalusiLondon, EnglandYouTube
1/28/2010Purgatoryvs. Tim StaplesThe Dividing Line Radio Broadcast
1/26/2010Calvinism vs Arminianismvs. Michael BrownLine of Fire Radio Broadcast
11/7/2009Jesus in the Bible and the Quranvs. Imam Syed Z. SayeedQueens, NY
9/26/2009Jesus: Myth or Messiah vs. Dan BarkerNewberg, OR
8/17/2009The Bible & the Quran: Which is the Light to the Worldvs. Abdullah KundeSydney, AustraliaYouTube
7/28/2009Family Radio & The Biblevs. Harold CampingIron Sharpens Iron Radio Broadcast
6/25/2009The Bible & the Quranvs. Imam Shamsi AliQueens, NY
4/30/2009The Triune God of Scripture Livesvs. Dan BarkerUrbana, IL
1/21/2009Does the Bible Misquote Jesusvs. Dr.Bart EhrmanFt. Lauderdale, FLYouTube
11/20/2008The Bible vs. the Quran: a Comparisonvs. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali ShahDuke University-Durham, NC
11/17/2008Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible? , Part 1vs. Shabir AllyLondon EnglandYouTube
11/17/2008Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Bible? , Part 2vs. Shabir AllyLondon England
11/17/2008Is Jesus Prophesied in the OT?, Part 1vs. Shabir AllyLondon England
11/17/2008Is Jesus Prophesied in the OT?, Part 2vs. Shabir AllyLondon, England
11/13/2008Jesus: Divine Son of God or Prophet of Allah? vs. Sami ZaatariLondon, England
11/13/2008Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Polytheism?vs. Abdullah al-AndalusiRadioYouTube
11/11/2008Does Belief in the Trinity Necessitate Shirk?vs. Adnan RashidLondon, EnglandYouTube
9/21/2008Did Jesus Claim to Be God?vs. Farhan QureshiBellflower, CA
9/20/2008Can We Trust the New Testament?vs. Osama AbdullahBellflower, CA
9/20/2008Was Jesus Crucified or Substituted?vs. Osama AbdullahBellflower, CA
4/22/2008Gay Marriage Debate, Part 1vs. Dr. Michael K. SchutzHayward, CAYouTube
4/22/2008Gay Marriage Debate, Part 2vs. Dr. Michael K. SchutzHayward, CAYouTube
4/3/2008The Freedom of God in Salvationvs. Steve Gregg Radio (Audio Only)
4/12/2008Does the Bible Teach Jesus is God?vs. Jalal Abualrub, Fullerton, CAYouTube
3/1/2008Can We Trust What the New Testament Says about Jesus and the Gospel?vs. Nadir Ahmed, Norfolk, VA
2008-03Is Jesus Christ God?, Part 1vs. Jalal AbualrubFullerton, CAYouTube
2008-03Is Jesus Christ God?, Part 2vs. Jalal AbualrubFullerton, CAYouTube
2007-11Paedobaptism or Credobaptism?vs Gregg StrawbridgeThe Dividing LineSermon Audio
2007-10Did Jesus Offer Himself on the Cross as a Willing Sacrifice for the Sins of Gods People?vs. Shabir Ally, Seattle, WAYouTube
2006-11Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity?vs. Bishop John Shelby SpongOrlando, FLYouTube
2006-10Baptism for Believers Only?vs. Pastor William ShishkoLong Island, NYYouTube
2006-05Is the New Testament We Possess Today Inspired?vs. Shabir Ally, Biola UniversityYouTube
2006-04Calvinism vs. Arminianismvs. Dr. Jonathan Wright, Sedalia, MO
2005-08The Resurrection of Jesus ChristWith James Renihan vs. Marcus Borg and John Dominic CrossanSun Princess (at sea)YouTube
2005-08Is the Bible True?vs. John Dominic CrossanSeattle, WAYouTube Sermon Audio
2005-06Can Non-Christians Enter Heaven?vs. William RutlandLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
2005-04Regeneration and Faithvs. Robert WilkinOklahoma City, OKYouTube Sermon Audio
2004-11Are Roman Catholics Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ?vs. Douglas WilsonLos Angeles, CAYouTube Sermon Audio
2004-05Is the Apocrypha Canonical?vs. Gary MichutaLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
2004-04Is Gay Marriage Consistent with NT Christianity?vs. Dee BradshawSalt Lake City, UTYouTube Sermon Audio
2004-04Are Temples Consistent with NT Christianity?vs. Richard HopkinsSalt Lake City, UTYouTube Sermon Audio
2003-12Jesus: God or a god?,vs. Gregory StaffordTampa, FLYouTube Sermon Audio
2003-10The Perpetual Virginity of Maryvs. Gerry MataticsSalt Lake City, UTYouTube Sermon Audio
2003-05Is the Roman Catholic Priesthood Biblical?vs. Fr. Mitch PacwaLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
2003-04The Massvs. Robert SungenisSalt Lake City, UTYouTube
2003-04The Atonement of Christvs. Dennis PotterSalt Lake City, UTYouTube Sermon Audio
2002-11Open Theismvs. John SandersOrlando, FLYouTube Sermon Audio
2002-11Inclusivismvs. John SandersTampa, FLYouTube Sermon Audio
2002-10Can Men Become Gods?vs. Martin TannerSalt Lake City, UTYouTube Sermon Audio
2002-07Veneration of Saints and Imagesvs. Patrick MadridLong Island, NYYouTube
2002-07Veneration of Saints and Images, Audio Part 1vs. Patrick MadridLong Island, NYSermon Audio
2002-07Veneration of Saints and Images, Audio Part 2vs. Patrick MadridLong Island, NYSermon Audio
2002-04The Fall of Adamvs. Gilbert ScharffsSalt Lake City, UTSermon Audio
2002-04Who Controls Salvation?vs. George BrysonAnaheim, CAYouTube
2001-10Grace and Worksvs. Roger KellerSalt Lake City, UT
2001-05Purgatory: Biblical or Mythical?vs. Fr. Peter StravinskasLong Island, NYYouTube
2001-05Purgatory: Biblical or Mythical?, Audio Part 1vs. Fr. Peter StravinskasLong Island, NYSermon Audio
2001-05Purgatory: Biblical or Mythical?, Audio Part 2vs. Fr. Peter StravinskasLong Island, NYSermon Audio
2001-05Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianityvs. Barry LynnLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
2001-03The Will of Manvs. Richard HopkinsSalt Lake City, UT
2000-11Papal Infallibilityvs. Robert SungenisClearwater, FLSermon Audio
2000-07Papal Infallibilityvs. Tim StaplesFullerton, CASermon Audio
2000-05Justificationvs. Robert SungenisLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
2000-04Justification by Faithvs. RCIA InstructorSalt Lake City, UT
1999-12Sola Scripturavs. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CAYouTube Sermon Audio
1999-07Is the KJV the Bestvs. Thomas HollandIndianapolis, INSermon Audio
1999-05The Massvs. Robert SungenisLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
1999-05Is the Trinity Biblical?vs. Robert SabinPatchoque, NYSermon Audio
1999-05Does the NT Teach the Deity of Christ,vs. Hamza Abdul MalikSyosset, NYSermon Audio
1998-07Sola Scripturavs. Tim StaplesFullerton, CASermon Audio
1998-05The Papacyvs. Fr. Mitch PacwaLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
1998-05Election and Predestinationvs. Paul BarberQueens, NYSermon Audio
1997-05Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
1997-05Mans Will, Christs Atonementvs. Jim BarkerQueens, NYSermon Audio
1996-05The Marian Dogmasvs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NYYouTube Sermon Audio
1996-05The Marian Dogmas, Audio Part 1vs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NYSermon Audio
1996-05The Marian Dogmas, Audio Part 2vs. Gerry MataticsLong Island, NY
1995-10Paedobaptismwith Geoff VolkerUniversity of New Mexico
1995-06PaedobaptismWith Geoff Volker vs. Robert Strimple and Gary JohnsonTempe, AZ
1995-06The PapacyWith Robert Zins vs. Scott Butler and Robert SungenisBoston College, Boston, MAYouTube
1995-06The Papacy, Audio Part 1With Robert Zins vs. Scott Butler and Robert SungenisBoston College, Boston, MASermon Audio
1995-06The Papacy, Audio Part 2With Robert Zins vs. Scott Butler and Robert SungenisBoston College, Boston, MASermon Audio
1994-07Papal Infallibilityvs. Dr. FastiggiAustin, TXYouTube Sermon Audio
1994-07Maryvs. Dr. FastiggiAustin, TXYouTube Sermon Audio
1994-07Indulgencesvs. Dr. FastiggiAustin, TXYouTube Sermon Audio
1994-07Justificationvs. Dr. FastiggiAustin, TXYouTube Sermon Audio
1994-07Is the KJV the Best Translation?vs. D.A. WaiteSermon Audio
1993-09Sola Scripturavs. Patrick MadridSan Diego, CASermon Audio
1993-07The Papacy: Early Church Evidencevs. Gerry MataticsDenver, COSermon Audio
1993-07The Papacy: NT Evidencevs. Gerry MataticsDenver, COSermon Audio
1993-04The Apocryphavs. Gerry MataticsBoston CollegeSermon Audio
1993-04Justification by Faithvs. Gerry MataticsBoston CollegeSermon Audio
1992-11The Massvs. Gerry MataticsOmaha, NB
1992-11Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsOmaha, NBSermon Audio
1991-05Justification by Faithvs. Art SippoToledo, OHSermon Audio
1991-91The Massvs. Fr. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CASermon Audio
1991-91Justification by Faithvs. Fr. Mitch PacwaEl Cajon, CASermon Audio
1990-12Was Peter a Pope?vs. Gerry MataticsTempe, AZSermon Audio
1990-12The Eternal Security Debatevs. Gerry MataticsPhoenix, AZSermon Audio
1990-08Sola Scripturavs. Gerry MataticsLong Beach, CA
8/17/2019Does the Bible Restrict Marriage To A Man and a Woman?vs. Graeme CodringtonJohannesburg, South AfricaYouTube
8/23/2019What Did Jesus Preach - Christianity or Islam?vs. Ayoob KarimSouth AfricaYouTube

 

Christian Research Journal

  • Getting Over the Hurdles of the New World Translation (29,3)
  • Bible Versions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Parts 1 and 2) (28,3,4)Exodus and Abortion (27,1)
  • PDAs and Apologetics (26,3)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part Two): Unusual Attacks on the Trinity (25,4)
  • Examining Muslim Apologetics (Part One): The Bible Versus the Qur’an (25,3)
  • Dangerous Airwaves: Harold Camping’s Call to Flee the Church (25,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part Two) (24,1)
  • The Divine Sovereignty-Human Responsibility Debate (Part One) (with George Bryson) (23,4)
  • Pro and Con: Two Journal Contributors Respond to the Joint Declaration of Justification by Ralph E. Mackenzie and James R. White (22,4)
  • Beyond the Veil of Eternity: The Importance of Philippians 2:5-11 in Theology and Apologetics (22,3)
  • Loving the Trinity (21,4)
  • Anonymous Strawmen (21,4)
  • Target, Bible: A Flood of Books Attack the Sufficiency of Scripture (21,3)
  • Summary Critique: Jehovah’s Witnesses Defended (21,2)
  • The Jesus Seminar and the Gospel of Thomas: Courting the Media at the Cost of Truth (20,3)
  • Effectively Sharing the Deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses (1997)
  • Summary Critique: How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation(1997)
  • What Really Happened at Nicea? (1997 July-August)
  • Of Cities and Swords: The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics (1996 Summer)
  • Is Your Modern Translation Corrupt? Answering the Allegations of KJV Only Advocates (1996 Winter)

TableTalk Magazine

  • The Fool’s Folly Uncovered (May, 2006)
  • The Lord is One (May, 2003)
  • Created in the Image of Rome(March, 2002)
  • Modern Reformation Magazine
  • Whom Does God Forgive? (March, 2002)

Reformed Baptist Theological Review

  • Myth, Allegory, and Parable: the Presuppositions of John Dominic Crossan
  • and the Jesus Seminar and Their Importance to Reformed Baptist Theology and Apologetics (3:1, January, 2006)
  • Textual Criticism and the Ministry of Preaching(2:2, July, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part II) (2:1, January, 2005)
  • The Newness of the New Covenant (Part I) (I:2, July, 2004)

Teaching

  • Church History, Ирпенская Библейская Семинария, 2014
  • New Testament Textual Criticism, Europäisches Bibel Trainings Centrum, Berlin, 2013
  • Apologetics, Cornerstone Seminary, 2013
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Polemics, Midwest Center for Theological Studies, 2011
  • Atheism/Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009-2010
  • Islam, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Current Issues in Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007
  • Development of Patristic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004
  • Apologetics, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003-2004, 2009
  • Systematic Theology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2004
  • Christian Philosophy of Religion, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998-2003
  • Beginning Greek, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
  • Greek Exegesis of Ephesians, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
  • Beginning Hebrew, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996, 1998, 2000
  • Hebrew Exegesis, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997, 1999
  • Christology, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
  • Scholar in Residence, Grand Canyon University, 1995-1996
  • Apologetics, Grand Canyon University, 1996
  • Church History, Grand Canyon University, 1991-92, 95

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (Textual Criticism)
  • D.Min, Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 2002
  • Th.D., Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 1998
  • Th.M. Apologetics, Faraston Seminary, 1995
  • M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
  • B.A. Bible (Major in Biology, minor in Greek), Grand Canyon College, 1985.

2014 – 2017

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James at MCTS, 2011

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