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James White (theologian)

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James Robert White
Born
James Robert White

(1962-12-17) December 17, 1962 (age 56)
EducationB.A., Grand Canyon College
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
OccupationChristian apologist, author
Known forDirector of Alpha and Omega Ministries
Spouse(s)Kelli
Children2
Websitewww.aomin.org

James Robert White (born December 17, 1962) is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Baptist Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has contributed to more than twenty books.

Early life and education

White graduated with a BA from Grand Canyon University (formerly known as Grand Canyon College) and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. He earned ThM, ThD and DMin degrees from Columbia Evangelical Seminary (formerly Faraston Theological Seminary) an unaccredited online school.[1][2][3] In March 2017,[4] White announced that he is working on an accredited PhD at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa in the field of textual criticism.[5][6]

Career

White served as an elder of Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, from 1998 until 2018. He became Scholar-in-Residence at Apologia Church in Tempe, Arizona in 2018,[7][8] and was installed as that church's pastor in 2019.[9]

White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a BA from Grand Canyon College, and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. He was also a critical consultant for the Lockman Foundation's New American Standard Bible.[10]

White often engages in public debate, having participated in more than 150 public moderated debates,[11] 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, Marcus Borg, Robert M. Price, Joe Ventilacion[12] and popularizers such as Dan Barker and John Shelby Spong[13] as well as Islamic scholar Shabir Ally and South African Muslim apologist Yusuf Ismail.

Personal life

He is married and he and his wife have two children. He also has two grandchildren.[11]

Published works

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