I listened to a “debate” of sorts between Tim Staples and Mike Gendron recently. I do not know when it took place, but it could not have been too long ago. In any case, it was very, very brief. Tim Staples has a pretty much set presentation in those situations, and he does the rapid-fire “carpet bombing” routine of using isolated texts to create the illusion that Rome’s gospel is truly biblical. And while you can’t really provide much in the way of contextual exegesis in a brief radio “debate,” the fact is that if you slow it down and look at each text, Staples’ house of cards collapses in a heap. I took the first 50 minutes of the program to go through his presentation on the gospel verse by verse, and then took one call on what questions I would ask William Lane Craig if I had the opportunity.
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.