James White (theologian)

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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.

Biography[edit]

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)[1] 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,[2] an unaccredited distance-learning school.[3] He is also a critical consultant for the Lockman Foundation's New American Standard Bible,[4]

White is an avid debater, having participated in over 100 public moderated debates,[5] 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.[6]

White has also been an elder of Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, since 1998.[7]

He is married and he and his wife have two children. He also has one granddaughter.[5]

Ergun Caner controversy[edit]

White, an outspoken critic of Ergun Caner, led the way in exposing Caner's inconsistent recollection of past experiences.[8] On May 10, 2010, Liberty University conducted a formal inquiry which would ultimately result in the removal of Caner as Dean of the seminary.[9] White continues to be a vocal critic of both Caner and Norman Geisler, a popular defender of Caner's testimony.[10]

Published Works[edit]

Formal debates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History of CES", http://www.columbiaseminary.org (Columbia Evangelical Seminary), 2012, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  2. ^ "The Faculty", http://www.columbiaseminary.org (Columbia Evangelical Seminary), 2012, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  3. ^ "Accreditation", http://www.columbiaseminary.org (Columbia Evangelical Seminary), 2012, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  4. ^ "NASB, Amplified, LBLA, and NBLH Bibles", http://www.lockman.org (The Lockman Foundation), 2014, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  5. ^ a b "James White", http://www.aomin.org/ (Alpha and Omega Ministries), 2014, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  6. ^ "2006 Alpha and Omega National Conference", http://www.sovereigncruises.org/ (Sovereign Crusies), retrieved 2014-05-12 
  7. ^ "Our Elders", http://www.prbc.org/ (Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church), 2011, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  8. ^ Kennedy, John (3 May 2010), "Bloggers Target Seminary President", Christianity Today, retrieved 2014-05-12 
  9. ^ Kennedy, John (2 July 2010). "Ergun Caner Out as Seminary Dean". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  10. ^ Geisler, Norman, "In Defense of Dr. Ergun Caner", http://www.normangeisler.net/, retrieved 2014-05-12