Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Yesterday on the Dividing Line: Finishing Up Sheikh Awal's Opening Statement from 2009
05/28/2010 - James WhiteTook one quick call at the top of the hour, then delved into completing Sheikh Awal's opening statement from his debate in 2009. Covered a good bit of territory in the "how to" of apologetic response, as well as diving a little deeper into John 5. Here's the program.
Today on the DL: Continuation of My Response to Sheikh Awal
05/25/2010 - James WhiteBefore diving back into Sheikh Awal's opening statement I very briefly responded to yet another "Hey, let's repeat every tired and silly argument against James White" thread on the Catholic Answers Forums. Also, we went over Norman Geisler's less than unbiased (and still not really comprehensible) commentary on the Caner scandal. Then spent most of our time responding to Sheikh Awal's arguments, before taking a Skype call toward the end of the Comma Johanneum. Here's the program.
Update: I note that right as I posted this, James Swan pointed me to some of the comments posted in the Catholic Answers Forum thread after I mentioned it on the Dividing Line. One of them is such a classic example of the blindness engendered by gross bigotry and prejudice I could not pass it up. The same individual I noted regarding his unkind and unwarranted remarks (and possible allegation of editing of debate recordings) provided an excellent example of what passes for being "fair" in those forums:
I didn't waste my time with his show. Actually the truth is I don't know how to access his show but if I did I would not waste my time with it. I can only imagine what he said or thinks about me after my posts on this thread. Be it known that my intent was not mean spirited but rather my discernment was that tactics employed by James White are not christian like. To make a statement, like another poster reported that he did, wherein he claimed that all Catholics are biased is ludicrous. Over 1.1 billion Catholics in the world and everyone of them is biased against James White. I take that to mean that Catholics don't see things his way
Well there you go!
Yesterday on the Dividing Line: Continuation of Response to Sheikh Awal
05/21/2010 - James WhiteJumped right back into my response to Sheikh Awal's opening statement from a debate in 2009. Sam Shamoun called in with some excellent Qur'anic insights halfway through the program, and then we took a phone call on atheism, and finished up with a little more from the debate. I hope to post video later today continuing the Awal response. Here is the program.
Today on the DL: A Response to Sheikh Awal (Part 1)
05/18/2010 - James WhiteToday on the DL I took a call at the start and then moved into providing a response to the opening statement of Sheikh Awal from a debate from 2009. Here is the program.
Sheikh Awal on Nicea and Manuscripts, Calls, Updates
05/13/2010 - James WhiteToday on the DL I started off by playing some clips from a debate featuring Sheikh Awal, one of my opponents in Dearborn next month. I went over his claim that portions of the NT were written by Constantine at Nicea, and his claim that the great uncial manuscripts, Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus, were written in the twelfth century! This kind of amazing claim will not go over well when we debate in June, to be sure. Then we took a call on the meaning of "purchased" in some texts of the Old Testament, and then looked at what makes someone an "expert" in Islam (and it isn't being converted at age 12). Here is the program.
Today on the DL: Debate Report, Jennifer Knapp, Liberty's Inquiry
05/11/2010 - James WhiteThe first half of our program today comprised a debate report from Clearwater, going over my recollections of the key issues in the discussion with Dr. Robert Price. After the break I briefly commented on the Jennifer Knapp situation, hoping to have the opportunity to produce a video going over her errant biblical claims later this week. Then we went over Liberty's finally, and only under pressure from the world, getting around to doing an inquiry into Caner's many claims. Also played some clips from Emir Caner that are interesting, in light of the Ergun situation (such as his assertion that the name of Jesus appears 93 times in the Qur'an---it doesn't, the correct number is 25). Here is the program.
Live DL from Denver: Liberty Goes After Mohammad Khan
05/04/2010 - James WhiteAs of this writing, Mohammad Khan's YouTube account has been suspended. Thankfully, some of the most important documentation of Ergun Caner's status as a myth-maker and self-promoter is found elsewhere on YouTube, but I have a feeling those are on "the list" as well. I found out about this live, during the DL today, from Denver. I had been discussing the CT white-washing of the mountain of documentation demonstrating Ergun Caner's falsehoods when someone posted the news in our chat channel. I pray that the godly men and women at Liberty will find the courage to stand up and do what is right now that their leadership has capitulated to the "circle the wagons" mentality. God have mercy.
Our last caller, an attorney, discussed the Caner situation, but the rest of our calls were on other topics, including how to engage the post-modern culture in evangelism, and a question on resources relating to Reformed theology. Here is the program.