Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the Last Dividing Line for a While
01/25/2011 - James WhiteStarted off with a discussion of some comments from Bassam Zawadi (first half hour), then took calls on a wide variety of topics, including witnessing to Muslims, Qur'anic variations, and whether a parable in Matthew is relevant to particular redemption. Here's the program.
Just a reminder: I do not know when we will be able to schedule any DL's during my trip to the UK. I may see if I can talk TurretinFan and some of the other bloggers into doing one on their own, and of course if I find myself in a position to be able to do a Skype DL from London or Dublin or Glasgow, I will do so, but I have lined out a pretty busy trip, so I can't make any promises. Please remember that the work of the ministry goes on back here in Phoenix even when I am on the road, and though we have bought and paid for the airline tickets back and forth to the UK (and internally), there are still costs we need help with. Thank you for listening to the DL, and especially for supporting our work!
Today on a Radio Free Geneva: Norman Geisler and "Theological Racism"
01/20/2011 - James WhitePlayed the very odd section of a radio program from Detroit where Norman Geisler accused the Reformed of holding to "theological racism" and that we (the Reformed) went "berserk" in response to Chosen But Free, which, we likewise learned, was the first attack upon our beliefs by a "major scholar." Went from there to a quick review of John Calvin Goes to Berkeley, and finished up with a number of calls on generally Reformed themes, including one on Molinism. Here's the program.
Radio Free Geneva on Tomorrow's Dividing Line!
01/19/2011 - James WhiteYes, I think Norman Geisler's wild accusations against Reformed theology deserve an RFG. I will also review John Calvin Goes to Berkeley. Join us at 4pm MST!
Today on the Dividing Line: Sam Waldron and Richard Barcellos
01/18/2011 - James WhiteI invited the Dean and Assistant Dean (who is shorter than the Dean) of the Midwest Center for Theological Studies to join me today on the program. Sam Waldron (Dean) and Richard Barcellos (Assistant Dean) were kind enough to take a full hour out of their day to chat with me. We covered a lot of topics, discussing their work with MCTS, their educational philosophies, and the topics of their books. Then we took two calls, one from India, and one from St. Kitts in the West Indies. A great time with two great brothers doing a great work. Here's the program.
Let me once again reiterate my tremendous thanks to MCTS, RBS, and IRBS for allowing me the privilege of teaching the Polemics module week before last. It was great to meet the students, and I look forward to teaching there again! I am really pushing to do a class on the writing, collation, and transmission of the text of the NT during the first 400 years, including a survey of all of the gnostic gospels. I think that would be a really needed and exciting class. If you think so to...let Richard Barcellos know! :-)
Today on the Dividing Line
01/11/2011 - James WhiteMainly relied on callers today to drive the topic, but did report on my time at MCTS (we are going to try to have Sam Waldron and Richard Barcellos on next Tuesday's program), and thanked some folks who have really done a lot to make the past few weeks special for me, including M.A., V.L., BMcL, and DittoHead. Very thankful indeed. Took calls on a wide variety of topics, including one from Milwaukee (or was that London?) on the textual variant at 1 John 5:18 (a pretty tough one!). Here's the program.
Today on a Special "Via Skype" Edition of the Dividing Line
01/06/2011 - James WhiteTalked a bit about Ergun Caner speaking at the Jacksonville pastor's conference, discovered the cleaned up "woops" bio live on the air, discussed the murder of the governor in Pakistan, and then took some calls, first on Galatians 2:16 and "the faithfulness of Jesus" (subjective vs. objective genitives) and another call on Ezekiel 36. Here's the program.
Special Time for the Thursday Dividing Line
01/05/2011 - James WhiteSince I am traveling and lecturing at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies in Kentucky (teaching a Polemics class for MCTS, the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies, and the Reformed Baptist Seminary), we will attempt to do a Skype-based DL tomorrow at 3pm EST, 1pm MST, noon PST. Join us then!