Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the Dividing Line: Jamal Badawi on Muhammad in the Bible, and More
05/31/2011 - James WhiteHad a good time on the program today reviewing comments made a number of years ago by Islamic lecturer and apologist Jamal Badawi regarding the alleged passages in the Bible that prophetically speak about Muhammad. I had been looking for his comments on Isaiah 9:6-7 for quite some time, and finally found them. Then we did a fun contest based upon two other texts Badawi called into service as being relevant to Muhammad (Isaiah 29 and Psalm 12), asking what other religious groups have used these texts in a similar fashion? Then closed out the program with a lengthy discussion with Louis from Canada regarding Ibn Ishaq and early Islamic sources. Don't let the topic dissuade you, we concluded once again demonstrating that "theology matters" and that these are issues we as Christians need to stay focused upon. Here's the program.
A Monologue on Being of Two Minds as a Christian, Followed by Calls on John 10:34, and from the "OpenAirAtheist"
05/26/2011 - James WhiteI started off with a half hour monologue on being of two minds as a Christian, specifically, the conflict that many of us experience in possessing knowledge of "natural science" and the like, and yet seeking to have a Christian worldview that honors God's revelation and is whole and complete and pleasing to Him. Some folks will find the discussion helpful...some will not. Then we took calls starting at the half hour, talking to two James': James from UK asked about John 10:34 and Jehovah's Witnesses, and then James, the "Open Air Atheist," called, taking up the last portion of the program. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Evangelist Tim Lee on Ergun Caner's "Misstatements," Harold Camping Continues His Attack on the Faith
05/24/2011 - James WhiteStarted off with the revelations coming out of Liberty regarding the "investigation" of Ergun Caner, followed by a brief (well, relatively so) examination of the outrageous behavior of Harold Camping yesterday, and then took calls, mainly on Camping's theology. Here's the program.
Here's the section on Evangelist Tim Lee and his claims that Ergun Caner never lied:
Today on the DL: A Little Camping, A Little Islam, A Little of Everything...
05/19/2011 - James WhiteWide ranging discussion today, but at the end of the show Abdullah Kunde called in to talk about....Harold Camping. Can you believe it? Only on the Dividing Line! Here's the program.
One of the Top Ten DL's Ever...Today
05/17/2011 - James WhiteYou never know when a program is going to take off...but this one sure did. Went fifteen minutes long, too, just to get all the calls in. So...started off with the announcement that the Great Evangelical Cover Up continues on with the hiring of Ergun "I was born in Istanbul and trained in jihad and came to the United States in 1979 and debate Muslims in mosques speaking Arabic" Caner as "Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs" at Arlington Baptist College in Texas. One is left wondering if he might teach ethics, too? Then we played this video from YouTube, produced by an insider at Family Radio, and commented on its contents. Then we started taking phone calls, and let me tell you...this turned into one wild ride. Started with Alex, who attempted to object to one of my YouTube videos on the gay agenda. Discovered quickly that secularists have no foundation for moral thought. As we moved on we took calls on losing one's salvation and doing biblical exegesis, theophanies and angelophanies with Pierre, our Mormon caller, how to deal with a gay friend, the atheist worldview, and a final call from another secularist very similar to the opening call with Alex (with a fellow named Sasha). Both the first and last calls illustrate what we are up against in attempting to deal with a secularized younger generation---a generation that will soon be making moral decisions about cloning, the use of stem cells, nuclear weapons, and so much more. God have mercy. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Dr. Michael Brown and A Queer Thing Happened to America
05/12/2011 - James WhiteMy sincere thanks to my good friend and brother, Michael Brown, for giving us over an hour of his time today to discuss his new book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, which is available in our Amazon bookstore, here. Please take the time to listen to this interview and consider the issues it raises. This is one of the most important cultural issues of our day, and we dare not ignore it. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: A Truly Lopsided Debate
05/09/2011 - James WhiteI was left without words a dozen times as I listened to Michael Brown dismantle Dr. Eric Smaw (Dr. Smaw assisted in the dismantling) in a recent (April 21) debate on the redefinition of marriage. Spent the whole hour listening to the rebuttals and cross examination today on the program. Don't forget that Dr. Brown will be joining me on Thursday afternoon, so be with us live as we discuss his new book, A Queer Thing Happened to America. Here's the program.
Dividing Line Day Change: Moving to Monday
05/08/2011 - James WhiteGoing to have our regular Tuesday DL on Monday, regular time (11am MST). And don't forget that on Thursday the 12th we will be joined by Dr. Michael Brown.
Yesterday on the Dividing Line: Analysis of Minnesota Representative's Comments
05/06/2011 - James WhiteI took the first portion of the program to analyze the comments made by Minnesota Representative Steve Simon that have become widely distributed over the last few days. Then I began playing some portions of the recent debate between Dr. Smaw and Dr. Michael Brown. Here's the program. Here, also, is the video of the first portion of the program:
Osama bin Laden, and Calls, on Today's Dividing Line
05/03/2011 - James WhiteStarted off doing what, well, as far as I can see, very, very few people have been doing since the strike against Bin Laden's compound: reminding folks, by reading directly from his own pen, what motivated and powered the most wanted man in the world. Then we started with calls on textual criticism, Bible translations, and the soteriological intent of John 6:39. Here's the program.
Also, announced at the end of the program that a week from Thursday (May 12), Dr. Michael Brown will join me to discuss his new book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, available in our Amazon bookstore. Don't miss this important conversation!