Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the Dividing Line: Rob Bell Gets Honest and Calls
04/28/2011 - James WhiteStarted off briefly addressing some issues that arose from my reading of a great new book by Michael Brown, A Queer Thing Happened to America. I hope to have Michael on to discuss this topic soon, but till then, you will want to get your own copy. Want to help A&O out in the process? Get it through our Amazon store, found here!
Then we listened to Rob Bell be a lot more open and honest on a liberal talk show than he was on Unbelievable, then took calls. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Apologetic Methodology and a Report
04/26/2011 - James WhiteStarted off with a brief report on my encounter with Brian McLaren on the Unbelievable program in London (the show airs on Saturday, we will link to it once it is posted). Then finished off the Ehrman/Licona dialogue, alson from Unbelievable, and then took a call from Patrick on the role of evidence in apologetics. Here's the program.
Moving Tuesday's Dividing Line Time
04/25/2011 - James WhiteGiven that I will be at the office at 4:30am to be on Unbelievable in London with Brian McLaren, we are going to move the DL to the normal Thursday afternoon time (4pm PDT). Join us then!
Continued Examination of the Licona/Ehrman Discussion on Unbelievable
04/21/2011 - James WhiteAlmost made it through, but not quite. Spent the hour listening to, and commenting on, the exchange from Unbelievable. I will finish it up on Tuesday. Here's the program.
You've Got Mail, George Bryson Attacks, and the Ehrman/Licona Resurrection Discussion on Unbelievable
04/19/2011 - James WhiteStarted off reading a certified letter that was sent to me from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Very insightful. Then discussed George Bryson's article (noted on the blog earlier), then got into playing the key portions of last Saturday's Unbelievable program from London, where Justin Brierley had on Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona. Another important examination of how Christian truth can be presented in an anti-Christian world. Here's the program.
Sam Harris, Norman Geisler, and the Non-Denominational Denomination, on Today's DL
04/14/2011 - James WhiteNice to have had internet connectivity during the entirety of the Dividing Line today, that's for sure. Finished up the Harris rebuttal in the recent (expensive) debate from Notre Dame, then listened to Norman Geisler on a national radio program dodge a clear question focused upon the incoherence of his views of divine sovereignty, and then addressed an e-mail about how to handle being in the non-denominational denomination and yet seeing clearly the truths of Reformed theology in Scripture. Here's the program.
Today on a DeadCast DL
04/12/2011 - James WhiteDeadcast, i.e., once again, though we had perfect connectivity all weekend, 50 minutes before the program, BOOM, network outages. Rich has spent the past four hours since the program working on stuff, and, for the moment, we are back up and seemingly operational. For now. In any case, started off with the announcement of the 2012 Apologetics Cruise out of Galveston, TX, headed for the Caribbean. Mike O'Fallon, my dear brother who founded Sovereign Christian Cruises as a result of running our first few cruises way back when, joined me to talk about the event, which you can read about by clicking on the banner ad that Hacim, Son of Ramalah, King of Graphics, produced for us in record time. My topics are already listed, and we are looking into expanding the cruise with a possible debate. That is all up to the Lord. In any case, there is a special, and really low, price available only this week, so please take the time to look at the information and see if you might wish to join us! After talking to Mike I spent the rest of the program interacting with the William Lane Craig/Sam Harris debate. I was shocked at Harris' approach and presentation, and did not even finish his 12 minute rebuttal (I will conclude the examination on Thursday's program). Hopefully our phones and internet will be working then, and if so, I would like to hear your thoughts as well! Here's the program.
Yesterday on a Shortened Dividing Line
04/06/2011 - James WhiteI am starting to think Peter Lumpkins has relatives that work for Cox Communications. We started off with a brief discussion of Harold Camping and what to do with Campingites starting May 22, 2011. Then we looked again at some Silly Atheist Bible Thumper Arguments, managed a whopping 15 more seconds of Abdullah Kunde's comments from a recent debate (at this rate we will finish that up in 2034), and talked to Steve from Maine about sanctification and free will. Right up to when Cox dumped our internet feed AND our phones. They told us it was a DHCP renewal. Yeah, that dumps phones? I don't think so. Anyway, the saga goes on, now with a new modem, phone box, and internal lines. Here's the program.