Irrational Hatred of AHA

January 27, 2017

There are guys I’ve liked and listened to a long time, that are showing an irrational hatred for AHA. Guys like James White and Tony Miano are just acting weird.

Here are some examples.

Why is James White referring to other Christians as jihadis? Because they have a different ecclesiology?

And this is just strange behavior from Tony Miano. He thanks the abolitionist girl for handing him literature, until he finds out she’s AHA and then he turns on her. Notice he doesn’t hold the guy who also interrupted him to say it’s AHA material to the same standard.

He’s sitting in a public place, and everyone is just supposed to know that he’s reading the Bible to people via the internet, and is not supposed to be interrupted?

And there’s more from Tony. His comment with the red box around it is mind blowing. He has no evidence, but that won’t stop him from bashing other Christians.


And it’s not just reformed guys. Last summer, Robert Beech with Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel behaved much the same way as James White and Tony Miano.

I hate to criticize these guys, but they’re mistaken on this topic. And I want to make it clear that I’m with AHA. They’re not perfect, and I can disagree with them on some things, but I aspire to be as bold and courageous as them.

Here’s an example of a high-profile preacher who seems to not have an irrational hatred. I think it’s commendable that he’s heard some rumors and has some misgivings, but is willing to not jump to conclusions.

Bojidar Marinov said it best:

“The rule is this: You can be already doing tons of work which you think is enough. If it doesn’t produce fruit, you should be willing to listen to opinions of how to produce fruit. If a church is already doing a lot, great. If that church thinks that’s enough and no one should challenge it to do more, that’s not great.”

“And in general, the very idea that challenging the church to more action and more effective involvement is “damaging reputation” is so patently absurd that even the fact such argument is used is already a testimony to the moral failure of the American church. All these churchmen seeking safe spaces. I guess the next thing is gender-neutral pronouns for these same churchmen.”


What is Going On?

May 22, 2010

I enjoyed reading this article by James White. He specifically says he’s not an expert on Islam. That’s why I was fascinated by the following  entry on Facebook regarding the Ergun Caner situation. I suggest you read the original article, with an eye to answering the question of whether James White thinks he’s an expert on Islam. Then, read the conversation between Craig and me. Either I or Craig see the world completely upside down and illogically.

Craig Daliessio

So one of the detractors who I won’t name but whose name is also a color, is attacking ALL of Caner’s friends / supporters by name. In the same post he says he is a foremost expert on Islam because he has a “substantial Islamic section of his library”. Here’s some info…no matter how many times you watch “The Godfather”…you still won’t be Italian.

Bill Phillips

Craig, Where does he claim to be a foremost expert on Islam? All I can find is this: “I have consistently eschewed the title of “expert on Islam.” Honest people know I refer to myself as a student of Islam.”

Craig Daliessio

you’re kidding right?. You missed the whole line about the number of books in his library? Hey how IS the kool-aid?

Bill Phillips

Thank you for that insight.

Craig Daliessio

Thank you for showing up here on a site designated for those who want to stand and pray for Dr. Caner and dragging that stooge into the conversation yet again. You know…nobody would know what a Remora is if not for sharks. White should thank God every single day of his life that there even IS an Ergun Caner because unless he was there for White to attach his sucker to, nobody outside of a few hundred extremists and the 50 or 60 people who attend his “conferences” would even know who he is. Go start a James White fan page and see the doors bust open with members. You want me to be polite? Seriously?

Craig Daliessio

here is a quote from White’s own blog ( where he blasts someone for questioning his stature as an Islamic expert: White writes, “I hear Peter Lumpkins (one of the chief purveyors of addled thinking in the promotion of Canerism today) has raised questions about my being an expert on Islam. Once again Lumpkins shows himself utterly incapable of either research, or honesty, or both.”

Bill Phillips

1. I am praying for Dr. Caner.
2. I didn’t say anything about wanting you to be polite. Though it seems like the obvious thing for someone who professes the name of Christ.
3. Your original comment was about Dr. White. I only asked for your clarification, of which I’ve received an abundance. Thanks.
4. There is no reason for anyone who reads that entry to accept your misrepresentation of it. I don’t care to defend it or Dr. White, as there is no need for a defense.

Craig Daliessio

Germans didn’t feel the need to defend Hitler either.