Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on The Dividing Line: The Supreme Court, the Law of God, Barack Obama, The West Wing, Pagan Superstitions about the Dead, and Patrick Madrid
06/26/2008 - James WhiteThe title says it all. A pretty unusual DL where I spent the first half hour tying together the recent SCOTUS abomination (the Kennedy child-rapist case), Barack Obama's "Leviticus and shellfish" comments, the classic West Wing clip where the President presents the classic pro-homosexual attack on the Bible, Pagan superstitions in the religions around Israel, and Patrick Madrid. It's worth a listen just to figure out how I did it! Here's the program (free/high quality).
Painfully Obviously Pressing Forward with the 2002 Veneration Debate
06/24/2008 - James WhiteWe made it all the way through the cross-examination portion of the debate today, waiting, breathlessly, for the "painfully obviously" demonstration of the unbiblical nature of the arguments made against Rome's veneration of Mary, saints, and angels. We haven't encountered it yet. Today, though, we did get a fair amount of discussion of ultimate authorities, and saw, once again, the contrast between sola scriptura and sola ecclesia. We also observed a sterling moment in the history of my debates: Patrick Madrid turning to the audience and asking the Catholics, "Any Catholics here worship statues?" Wow. Overwhelming stuff. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Continuation of the "Painfully Obviously" Debate on Veneration of Saints and Images on the DL
06/19/2008 - James WhiteSpent the whole hour reviewing the next portion of the debate from 2002, looking for that elusive evidence of how "painfully obviously" the arguments against Rome's position are unbiblical and incoherent. Here's the program (free/high quality).
The Painfully Obvious Veneration of Saints Debate
06/17/2008 - James WhiteI recently listened to Patrick Madrid speaking of our 2002 debate as a "painfully obvious" example of how "unbiblical" the arguments are against the Roman Catholic perspective on the veneration of saints. So I thought I would start working through the debate itself. It is amazing how many people will proclaim someone a "winner" of a debate without actually listening to the debate itself. In any case, we went a little long (about 12 minutes). Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
06/12/2008 - James WhiteI haven't ever publicly commented on John Loftus before, but a recent YouTube video he posted on the Trinity caught my attention. During the show folks were posting materials indicating he graduated from Trinity, which means there really is no excuse for his ignorance of the doctrine he was attempting to review, and refute. In any case, played that, interacted with it, and then took calls on a variety of issues. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
06/10/2008 - James WhiteStarted off light today, discussing my new Kindle and what books I have on it. But then we get rolling, looking at the attack upon the Christian faith by the secularists in the judicial branch of the Canadian government. Those who wish to end freedom of speech and expression are many, and their primary target comprises you and me. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Schedule Change for the DL Tomorrow
06/09/2008 - James WhiteI mentioned we have some scheduling "issues" this week on the program last Thursday. So, as of right now, we are hoping to do the DL on Tuesday just one hour later than normal---and we really don't have any idea about later in the week. But, that's the joy of webcasting...we can roll with the punches. So, tomorrow, 3pm EDT, noon PDT. See you then!
Today on the Probably to be Banned in Canada Very Soon Dividing Line
06/05/2008 - James WhiteStarted with a heart-breaking article about a blind Muslim boy killed by his mullah for not memorizing the Qur'an in Pakistan, followed by an article on the simple reality that Canada is not a friendly place for Christians anymore. Then we listened to a response by Tim Staples, newly demoted from "one of the foremost Bible scholars in the Church" to "one of the leading apologists today," regarding the term "until" at Matthew 1:25, and learned that once again, Rome's apologists do not mind recycling replies even when they have been refuted over and over and over again. Then we took phone calls on a wide, wide variety of subjects. Something for everyone! Here's the program (free/high quality).
And the Phones Go Wild!
06/03/2008 - James WhiteWell, it's Tuesday, and Tuesday mornings are supposed to be "no phone call" times. Not today! Lined them up early and they kept coming! Spent most of the hour on a wide variety of topics from the KJV Only denial of the Septuagint (LXX) to the wills of God! Quite a potpourri of topics! Then, for the last fifteen minutes I played some clips from Todd Bentley, the wild-eyed purveyor of "revival" down in Florida. If this stuff doesn't shock you, well, nothing will. Sad, incredible stuff. See...theology matters! Here's the program (free/high quality).