James White (theologian)
James Robert White (born December 17, 1962) is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates.
White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a presuppositional apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a BA from Grand Canyon College, an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a ThM, a ThD and a DMin from Columbia Evangelical Seminary (formerly Faraston Seminary), an unaccredited distance-learning school. He has served as a professor of Greek, Hebrew, systematic theology, and various apologetics topics at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's extension campus in Arizona and the Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He is also a critical consultant for the Lockman Foundation's New American Standard Bible.
White is an avid debater, having participated in over 100 public moderated debates, covering topics such as Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Mormonism, the King James Only movement, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Atheism. His debate opponents have included scholars such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, and Marcus Borg and popularizers such as Dan Barker and John Shelby Spong.
White has also been an elder of Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, since 1998.
He is married to Kelli and they have two children; a son called Joshua and a daughter called Summer. He has one grandchild.
Ergun Caner controversy
White, an outspoken critic of Ergun Caner, led the way in exposing Caner's inconsistent recollection of past experiences. On May 10, 2010, Liberty University conducted a formal inquiry which would ultimately result in the removal of Caner as Dean of the seminary. White continues to be a vocal critic of both Caner and Norman Geisler, a popular defender of Caner's testimony.
- Justification by Faith. Crowne Publications, November 1, 1990. ISBN 0-925703-40-0.
- Answers to Catholic Claims. Crowne Publications, November 1, 1990. ISBN 0-925703-36-2.
- God's Sovereign Grace. Crowne Publications, April 1, 1991. ISBN 0-925703-41-9.
- Letters to a Mormon Elder. Crowne Publications, April 1, 1991. ISBN 0-925703-59-1.
- The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations?. Bethany House Publishers, March 1, 1995. ISBN 1-55661-575-2.
- The Roman Catholic Controversy. Bethany House Publishers, July 1, 1996. ISBN 1-55661-819-0.
- Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace. Bethany House Publishers, August 1, 1997. ISBN 0-7642-2000-4.
- Is the Mormon My Brother?: Discerning the Differences Between Mormonism and Christianity. Bethany House Publishers, November 1, 1997. ISBN 0-7642-2047-0.
- What's With the Dudes at the Door? (w/ Kevin Johnson). Bethany House Publishers, May 1, 1998. ISBN 0-7642-2070-5.
- Mary-Another Redeemer?. Bethany House Publishers, July 1, 1998. ISBN 0-7642-2102-7.
- The Forgotten Trinity: Recovering the Heart of Christian Belief. Bethany House Publishers, November 1, 1998. ISBN 1-55661-725-9.
- What's With the Mutant in the Microscope: Stuff to Know When Science Says Your Uncle Is a Monkey. (w/ Kevin Johnson) Bethany House Publishers, October 1, 1999. ISBN 0-7642-2187-6.
- The Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and the Rebuttal of Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free. Calvary Press; Revised edition May 15, 2000. ISBN 1-879737-43-4
- The God Who Justifies. Bethany House Publishers, August 1, 2001. ISBN 0-7642-2288-0.
- The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality (w/ Jeffrey D. Niell). Bethany House Publishers, April 1, 2002. ISBN 0-7642-2524-3.
- Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views (w/ Dave Hunt). Multnomah Publications, February 1, 2004. ISBN 1-59052-273-7.
- Stan Norman (editor); Chad Brand (editor); James Leo Garrett, Jr.; Robert L. Reymond; James R. White; Paul F. M. Zahl; Daniel L. Akin (editor); R. Stanton Norman (editor). Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity. Broadman & Holman Publications, July 1, 2004. ISBN 0-8054-2590-X.
- Scripture Alone: Exploring The Bible's Accuracy, Authority, And Authenticity. Bethany House Publishers, October 1, 2004. ISBN 0-7642-2048-9.
- Pulpit Crimes: The Criminal Mishandling of God's Word. Solid Ground Christian Books October 26, 2006. ISBN 1-59925-090-X
- From Toronto to Emmaus: The Empty Tomb and the Journey from Skepticism to Faith. Solid Ground Christian Books March 27, 2007. ISBN 1-59925-112-4
- "Is the Bible True?" vs. Robert M. Price, May 2010, aboard ship on the Carnival Legend
- "Did the Bible Misquote Jesus?" vs. Bart Ehrman, January 2009, aboard ship on the Celebrity Century
- "Is Homosexuality Compatible with Authentic, Biblical, Orthodox Christianity?" vs. John Shelby Spong, November 2006, Orlando, FL
- "Is the New Testament We Possess Today Inspired?" vs. Shabir Ally, May 2006, La Mirada, CA
- "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ", vs. Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan (with James Renihan), August 2005, aboard ship on the Sun Princess
- "Is the Orthodox, Biblical Account of Jesus of Nazareth Authentic & Historically Accurate?", vs. John Dominic Crossan, August 2005, Seattle, WA
- "Are Roman Catholics Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ?", vs. Douglas Wilson, November 2004, Los Angeles
- "Is Homosexuality Consistent with Biblical Christianity", vs. Barry Lynn, May 2001, Long Island, NY
- "The Papacy", vs. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, May 1998, Long Island, NY
- "Sola Scriptura", vs. Gerry Matatics, August 1990, Long Beach, CA
- "A Brief History of CES". Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
- "James R. White". Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
- "Lockman Contributor Page". The Lockman Foundation. Retrieved 2006-10-10.
- "James R. White". Alpha and Omega Ministries. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
- "Sovereign Cruises Promotional Page". Sovereign Cruises. Retrieved 2006-10-10.[unreliable source?]
- "Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church Webpage". Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- "Bloggers Target Seminary President". Christianity Today. March 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.
- "Ergun Caner Out as Seminary Dean". Christianity Today. February 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.