Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
7/29/2010 - Dividing Line
07/29/2010 - Micah BurkeSince no one else has blogged it yet, here's the link to today's podcast. Discussed today: A May recording of Ergun Caner talking about haters. Dr. White also took two calls.
Continuation of the Slick/Sungenis Discussion on Today's DL
07/27/2010 - James WhiteToday we pressed on listening to Robert Sungenis illustrate "sola ecclesia" to the nth degree. Here's the program.
You will note I mentioned waiting for the FedEx van to show up. Well, it did, just a few minutes after the program. It brought me a package that I knew was coming, but, I did not know, for certain anyway, what it contained. Some of you who have attended my talks over the years have heard me speak on the history of the Greek text. As I go through the early printed editions I mention having seen the 1550 Stephanus text back in the late 90s, and how I informed the collector who had it that he needed to put me in his will so that I would someday have that text. Well, thankfully, that good brother decided not to wait for his homecoming. I have that gorgeous text (it is in INCREDIBLE condition for being 460 years old!) right next to me on my desk. Now to find a way to protect it so that when I speak on that topic in the future I can bring it with me. In any case, it is a tremendous encouragement to have this great monument to the transmission of divine writ down through the ages as a part of the ministry's resources.
Today on the DL: Veritas Seminary and More on Rome
07/22/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with a brief discussion about this amazing and sad story about the degradation of our culture. Then moved on to the Veritas "exoneration" of Ergun Caner, and then moved back to the Slick/Sungenis discussion, in particular, on the issue of tradition and Scripture. Here's the program.
Yesterday on the DL: Glenn Beck
07/20/2010 - James WhiteI had so many people contact me asking whether what Glenn Beck was saying was classical LDS theology I took the time to go over his comments and compare them with official LDS sources. Result? Who knows? But hopefully it was educational! Here's the program.
More on the Slick/Sungenis Discussion
07/15/2010 - James WhiteI continued my review of the Slick/Sungenis discussion, today discussing issues relating to sola scriptura and textual critical issues. We will continue with a discussion of tradition and Scripture on the next DL, which will be Monday afternoon at 4pm. Here's the program.
Robert Sungenis and the Bodily Assumption of Mary on the DL!
07/13/2010 - James WhiteI had been contacted by a number of people regarding the encounter between Dr. Robert Sungenis and Matt Slick that aired a week ago Monday, so I started reviewing the program and interacting with the claims that were made. (In fact, I started typing this post, had to stop as I was on Matt's program for about half an hour, and am now picking back up). I will continue that next program as well. I will be covering a lot of topics including scriptural authority, tradition, the early church, the text of the New Testament, exegesis, etc., so I hope this series is useful to everyone. Here's the program.
Calls, Calls, and More Calls on the DL Today
07/08/2010 - James WhiteThe first thing I said in channel after the DL was over was, "How am I going to remember all those calls when I blog the DL?" Well, I can't. But we covered a wide, wide range of issues. The lines lit up, and stayed full. Even had one fellow who was going to call about the ending of Mark who simply could not get through. But those who did made it quite interesting. We even went about 8 minutes long just to get everyone in. Here's the program.
Today on an Extended Edition of the Dividing Line
07/06/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with a solid twenty minutes on the use of lexical sources and, in particular, recognizing the difference between scholarly facts and scholarly interpretation, using the graphics provided immediately below. Then the calls started, and we (expectedly) went over the Caner situation, and the Geisler statement. I told the story of what happened just under a decade ago with Norman Geisler and a local radio personality. Then we took some more calls, including one on sola scriptura and one on natural and general revelation. Went ten minutes long to get to everyone! Here's the program.
In celebration of the Netherlands making it to the World Cup Final, you may wish to use this link to play a now familiar sound while listening to the DL. Then again, maybe not.
Graphics for Today's DL
07/06/2010 - James WhiteI am going to discuss the use of lexical sources in exegesis and apologetics at the beginning of the DL today, and the following graphics will be helpful for those listening live (or those listening later, I suppose!). These are all in reference to the meaning of ζημιόω in 1 Corinthians 3:15.
A Wide Open, Caller-Driven Dividing Line
07/01/2010 - James WhiteAfter announcing the indefinite postponement of the debate with Christopher Hitchens, I also noted the cancellation of the John 10:16 Conference in New York the first weekend in August. Then we went to the phones and covered a wide, wide range of topics from the love of God to election to Mormonism and lots more. Great calls! Here's the program.