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Oh, and about that audio player…

I have received a number of complaints about the audio player that suddenly disappeared from the Dividing Line pages. Well, I discovered that the player was loading the entire program that it was linked to every time the page was hit. Apparently this is the case with robots and whatever else comes by scrolling through our pages. At least this is the only explanation that I can come up with at the moment for why our bandwidth charges tripled over that same period of time. So, as a cost control measure I had to kill the player from the site. However, the audio links to the programs are indeed still there and when you double click them they will still play on your local machine. Even better, if you right click them you can download the file as well. On the other hand, there is always Youtube where we don’t get hit for bandwidth at all. 🙂

James White Debates Michael Brown in Spain (Updated)

James White and Michael Brown Debate on Revelation TV

James and Michael traveled to the Revelation TV studios in Malaga Spain for two debates. Both of these debates can be found on our YouTube page in the Christian Controversies playlist.

UPDATE:  I am still traveling back from Spain, having been stranded overnight in Philadelphia.  In any case, I wanted to thank Michael Brown once again for joining with me in discussing these important topics.  I realize people view debates in very different ways, and I cannot control how folks judge these things.  I debate with a particular audience in mind, and those outside that audience may well come to very different conclusions about the discussions.  But I do believe that Michael and I try to hold ourselves to a pretty high standard in our discussions, and for that I thank him once again.

I have not had time (as most of my time since last night’s debate has been spent in airports, airplanes, and I just now got to a hotel to get some sleep before an early AM flight home, Lord willing!) to look at much of the commentary on the encounters, but I did see one comment that I wish to respond to.  Steve Hayes wrote a review of the healing debate, and one thing he said truly bothered me.  He wrote, “Apparently, White hadn’t studied Brown’s position.”  Even though this was arranged in amazingly short order (especially for an international trip), I did the following in preparation: I listened to a nearly 2 hour sermon on healing MB delivered in Brownsville years ago; I read Hyper-Grace and Authentive Fire, his two newest books; and I read the vast majority of Israel’s Divine Healer, including all the material relevant to our debate.  I do not know how someone could have been more diligent, in fact, to know what Michael’s position actually was.  I do not understand Steve Haye’s regular unwillingness to give me the benefit of the doubt, and I often just try to overlook his barbs aimed my direction, but there is one thing I do: I prepare for my debates.  To say otherwise is simply groundless.

Of course I addressed the wider and more popular view prevalent in Charismatic circles, and pointed out how often MB differed with it.  But for crying out loud, we were on a Charismatic television channel and were taking calls and emails from the audience!  How could you not address those very issues?

Personally, I would like to see Steve Hayes in the same situation.  It is pretty easy to snipe from the bleachers. I would imagine he would seek just a bit more fairness in his audience than he seems willing to grant to others.


Update on the HD Camera Project

I am pleased to announce that the camera project has been fully funded as of this morning. I would like to thank all of those who donated toward this project. It is my sincere hope that in 2014 we will be able to use this equipment to produce a number of high quality teaching videos that we can put up on YouTube as well as on discs that we can mail out to churches around the world.

Thank you again for your generosity and we promise to be good stewards of your investment in the kingdom.