Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Radio Free Geneva on Today's Dividing Line
12/30/2010 - James WhiteWorked through Pastor Martin Gale's anti-Calvinism sermon today (see link below) in a special Radio Free Geneva edition of the Dividing Line, looking at common objections and the incoherence of those arguments. A great way to finish off 2010! Thanks to all who have listened to the DL this year, and we look forward to serving our Lord and proclaiming His truth in 2011! Here's the program.
Radio Free Geneva on an Early Year End Dividing Line Tomorrow!
12/29/2010 - James WhiteA brother in Brisbane sent me a sermon from a Baptist Church that has decided to "take on Calvinism," and given that it illustrates perfectly the kind of resistance biblical theology faces from man-made traditions, we will listen in tomorrow on a special Radio Free Geneva edition of the Dividing Line. If you would like to listen to the sermon before hand to be "up to speed," you can listen to it here. Remember, we will be doing the program early, at 11am MST.
Today on the Dividing Line
12/28/2010 - James WhiteStarted with some thoughts on the centrality of the cross from Galatians 6, then started on our calls, with questions about perseverance, synergism and Romans 11. Then I played a few more clips from Bassam Zawadi. Here's the program.
Also, the suggested title to the book I mentioned during the program was correct, The Israel of God by O. Palmer Robertson.
Thursday on the Dividing Line
12/25/2010 - James WhiteI've been more than just a little busy since doing the DL on Thursday. In fact, we did the program early because I had a rather important event that afternoon: helping my future son-in-law surprise my daughter Summer with a proposal of marriage (she said yes!). So do forgive my tardiness in blogging the program. Always remember, the Dividing Line audio file follows the same dating methodology, so even when I forget to blog it, it is easy to find (for those of you who do not subscribe to the podcast on iTunes). I continued my response to Bassam Zawadi in the first half hour, then took a number of calls on a wide variety of topics including the covenant, baptism, Jesus' loving the rich young ruler, 2 Peter 2:1, reprobation, and the Documentary Hypothesis. Here's the program. (Thanks to Google's chief competitor, Algo, for help in getting the topics for this program down!)
An Early DL on Thursday
12/22/2010 - James WhiteWe will be doing the Dividing Line at the early time on Thursday (11am MST), so please join us then!
George Bryson, Bassam Zawadi, and Callers
12/21/2010 - James WhiteSpent the first portion of the program responding to George Bryson's "Doom and Gloom" anti-Calvinist piece, played some sections of Bassam Zawadi's presentation on Christianity (I have been informed that it was not done in London, as I had expected, but in the UAE in the summer of 08), and then took callers, including a final call accusing me of violating 1 Cor 1:12. Here's the program.
A "Skype Only" Dividing Line
12/16/2010 - James WhiteWell, it was raining in Phoenix today (don't worry, it won't be raining tomorrow!) so, our phones went nuts. So, we could only take Skype calls, but that's OK, it worked out. I started off with some quotes from a fascinating Brigham Young sermon wherein he said he had not read the Bible for years and taught the Adam God doctrine. Then we started taking calls on assurance of salvation, New Covenant Theology, and Islam. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Incarnational Thoughts, Callers
12/14/2010 - James WhiteToday on the program we started with a devotional/sermon (provided below in video format as well), and then took calls on Mormonism, New Perspectivism, and the nature of righteousness. Went a little long, in fact. Here's the program.
Today on a Guest Hosted Dividing Line!
12/09/2010 - James WhiteI am so thankful to TurretinFan for guest hosting the DL today. I caught parts of it, but I tuned in after all the first-time technical difficulties (including our first problems with our relatively new, updated phone system, AND, I am told, our new phoneline provider). What are the odds of those two things happening on the same day we have a guest host for the first time in a long time? Well, anyway, the conversation was still a blessing...and I am thankful to Pastor David King and James Swan for joining TurretinFan to discuss the mishandling of church history by Rome's apologists, especially as it relates to the myth of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Here's the program.
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
12/08/2010 - James WhiteWe had a rather, uh, technically challenged DL live from Detroit yesterday. The first time I disappeared was due to the hotel wireless: they simply cycle all the users off twice a day, and, well, that happened about eleven minutes in. Why I dropped the connection three or four more times, I don't know, but I think Rich managed to edit most of those out. In any case, we addressed Chuck Smith's attempts to gloss over Romans 9:9-10, and the issue of the hardening of Pharaoh's heart, in the first twenty minutes or so. Then we took some e-mail questions, including one about a textual variant at Ephesians 2:8, commented briefly on the NASA press conference on extra-terrestrial life, and then took callers. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: What a Program!
12/02/2010 - James WhiteFelt like I was back in a seminary classroom today! It was great. Our first caller, Peter, set a new record for how many questions you can cram into one phone call. Well done. Then we had a great conversation with Landon on presuppositional apologetics, then talked to Dan from Maine on NT Wright and justification, and even talked with a brother from the UK on Islam. Talk about a wide-ranging program! Loved it. Here's the program.