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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

27 August 2005

Conference Time **Update 2**

This Friday and Saturday (26th & 27th), Alpha & Omega Ministries will be hosting their 2005 National Conference near Seattle. I will be attending of course, as it is only twenty minutes from my home. I am very excited about the conference, and the debate too. James White will be debating John Dominic Crossan on the thesis “Is the Orthodox, Biblical account of Jesus of Nazareth Authentic and Historically Accurate”. Needless to say, that is a large thesis for a debate. I for one am looking forward to the cross-examination portion of the evening.

I am praying that God will be glorified in the conference lecturers and in the materials being disseminated. I am prayerful the Word of God will be upheld as the ground and pillar of Christianity, and defended against the attacks of the Jesus Seminar and other liberal theologians. Lord willing I will give an update after Friday's lectures, and more on Saturday.

**8/26 PM Update**- It's almost midnight here, and the Friday portion of the conference just ended. Amazing stuff tonight. Dr. Renihan spoke of the Authority of Scripture. I took way too many notes, so all I can say is it was excellent. Very edifying and faith strengthening. Here is Dr. White's recap.

Dr. White spoke on The Da Vinci Code, and the fact that Dan Brown is a great fiction writer, and that's it. The Da Vinci Code is so full of historical errors and mistakes, I was amazed anyone actually takes this book seriously, or Dan Brown for that matter. I know, it's "fiction", but Brown clearly has an agenda he is pushing in this book, and that agenda hates all things Christianity.

Steve Camp ministered with his amazing musical talents. It was a time of refreshing, God honoring music. It was a spiritual high for sure!

Lord willing, more updates to come tomorrow after a full day of conference, and the debate tomorrow night.**

**8/27 Update** - Well, the debate is over, as is the conference. Overall, it was a tremendose blessing to hear such God glorifying preaching. The debate was very enjoyable. Dr. White and Dr. Crossan interacted in a very charitable, and at times, funny way. Both are quite witty men, and very smart men too. I respect both of them for that. I am biased of course, I think White got the better of Crossan, simply because it became clear through the debate that Crossan really does not believe in the All-Powerful God of the bible and history. Here is Dr. White's brief recap of the debate, which I am sure he will go inot more detail in the near future.

Next year the conference and cruise will originate in Tampa Bay, FL, hurricane country. I am not really sure I'll be attending. :-)

Soli Deo Gloria!

4 Comments:

Blogger JIBBS said...

Have a good time, bro!

I'm so bummed that I cannot make it. If we would have been thinking straight, we could have offered to help AOMIN set up and everything since we live so close. Oh well. Anyway, keep me posted on the many blessings at the conference. Go DrOakley!!!

26 August, 2005 17:13  
Blogger derailuer said...

you say.
"Orthodox, Biblical account of Jesus of Nazareth Authentic and Historically Accurate”.
THATS KINDA SILLY ISNT IT??
HOW" ORTHODOX" CAN ANYTHING BE SINCE IT WAS WRITTEN AND REWRITTEN FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.? . . TRUTH CONSTITUTES
THE HEAR AND NOW. NOT THE "WHAT WAS AND SHOULD BE". TO APPEASE THE IGNORANT MIND SEARCHING FOR SPIRITUALITY THROUGH OUTDATED AND RE-WRITTEN FABLES AND MYTHS FROM THAT BOOK CALLED THE "BIBLE" SUCH CONTRADICTION MUST TRULY ARISE OUT OF DESPERATION.

26 August, 2005 22:00  
Blogger JIBBS said...

Hey there bicycle boy.

"Truth constitutes the hear (sic) and now."

Gathering from your obviously non-existent familiarity with basic history, I can only conclude that your beliefs, which are so utterly devoid of rationality, must be a built-in mechanism in your chemistry, in order to appease the ignorant mind searching you call a life. You will believe anything but the truth.

One question for you, genius. Do you exist? Yes or no.

JIBBS

27 August, 2005 19:44  
Blogger Julianne said...

Hey,

My friend was up there at the conference, said it was good. Small world. SDG

03 September, 2005 08:30  

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