General Apologetics

William Lane Craig and the Basis of Faith, Douglas Beaumont’s Failed Attempt at Redefining John 6:44 – Christian Article

Started off responding to this article by William Lane Craig, once again dealing with the relationship between God’s revelation in Scripture and our knowledge, including our knowledge of who Christ was (and is).  Craig is the primary source for Andy Stanley’s position, by the way, as you will see.  Then we transitioned into a full-on refutation of this article by Dr. Douglas Beaumont, formerly of Southern Evangelical Seminary and one of the many staff and students who have converted to…

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Microphone Testing, Living Out, Traditional Textism and the Longer Ending of Mark – Christian Article

Started off with technical issues, to be honest (tried a new microphone that didn’t work out well, yet, anyway), and then eventually discussed Tom Buck’s currently running series of articles on Living Out. Then moved to the Traditional Text position (TR) finishing up with a look at the endings of Mark.  We will be back on Thursday of this week.  Don’t forget the South Texas Bible Conference this weekend, and then next weekend the Sola Scriptura conference in Morgan Hill, CA…

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Upcoming Debates, Tom Buck and Sam Allberry, Steven Anderson and Textual Traditionalism – Christian Article

Started off with some exciting news about possible upcoming major debates and pointing folks to the Travel Fund as the most important way of helping us to make this happen.  Then we looked at the fall out from the posting of the four-part series of articles by Pastor Tom Buck interacting with materials found on the Living Out website before turning back to textual issues in finishing up our response to Steven Anderson’s video on chapter three of the…

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City Council Video, Ekemini Uwan and Wicked Whiteness, Radio Free Geneva on Leighton Flowers – Christian Article

Started off with my 3 minute presentation to the Phoenix City Council from last Wednesday, then moved into a pretty full analysis of Ekemini Uwan’s comments at the Sparrow Conference focused on the “wickedness of whiteness.”  Looked a lot at the critical theory foundation to her views.  Then we fired up the Radio Free Geneva theme and looked at a portion of Leighton Flowers’ comments on a recent Unbelievable webcast on the topic of “meticulous providence.”  Nearly two hours…

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Cultural Madness, Atonement Issues, Textual Traditionalism – Christian Article

A morning DL for us here today, the only program for this week. We started with some commentary on current cultural madness and rapid decline, including a grandmother bearing a child for her homosexual son. Then we looked at issues relating to the atonement, first in comments from Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon on the Mass, and then from William Lane Craig on the extent of the atonement.  Finally we transitioned into a review of an article by Dr.…

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Life and Books with Rebecca McLaughlin – Christian Article

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Rebecca McLaughlin—regular contributor for The Gospel Coalition and author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion (Crossway/TGC)—about what’s on her nightstand, her favorite fiction, books that have most influenced her thinking about apologetics, and more. What books are on your nightstand? I tend to read dead people. There are upsides to this! It weeds out the flimsy literature…

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Responding to the IFB/KJVOs: James White and Jeff Durbin – Christian Article

Did a two part program today. The first (this portion) is a discussion between James and Jeff on the issues raised by a spate of IFB/KJVO videos coming out of the Steven Anderson wing of the IFB movement.  We discuss the gospel and the key issues that followers of this movement need to consider.   Nearly two hours of conversation! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of…

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James White and Jason Robinson Discuss Romans 8:28-34 – Christian Article

Pastor Jason Robinson from West Virginia joined us on the program today to offer competing (and conflicting!) interpretations of this key soteriological text.  30 minutes of exegesis then 30 minutes of cross-ex, with ten minutes of closing statements. We developed connection issues during the cross-examination and had to go to the phone to finish things up.  Jeff Durbin joined me after the debate to discuss some of the issues raised in the program. Here is the YouTube link:Live Video…

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The Gospels Reading Plan for 2019 – Christian Article

It is about that time of the year when we are introduced to creative ways to read our Bible for the next calendar year. Did you do it this year? This is my eleventh year encouraging others to take each day of the year to read and reflect on a single unit in the Gospels. Did you know there are about 365 units in the Gospels? In the past, I cited five good reasons to own a Gospel Synopsis.…

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Textual Criticism and the TR Live from CBTS – Christian Article

About Rich Pierce Rich Pierce is the President of Alpha and Omega Ministries. Administration is Rich’s primary responsibility here and it is his job to see to it that the day to day operations are taken care of so that Dr. White can remain focused on research and teaching. Rich came from the private sector after working as an administrator and eventually getting into computer support. Rich has been with Alpha and Omega Ministries originally in a volunteer capacity since…

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