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"Dr. White"

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by JRG39402, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. JRG39402

    JRG39402 New Member

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    Is Dr. James White really a doctor? I have heard otherwise.
     
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  2. sag38

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    Who is James White? I never heard of him that I know of.
     
  3. Jim1999

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    There are several named Dr. White. Which one do you mean?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I've often said that if you can't remove a kidney or help bring pertinent medical solutions to someone that the term "Doctor" might not be a good fit.

    Here are his degrees:
    B.A. Bible (Major in Biology, minor in Greek), Grand Canyon College, 1985.
    M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
    Th.M. Apologetics, Faraston Seminary, 1995
    Th.D., Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 1998
    D.Min, Apologetics, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, 2002

    To my understanding Faraston (which is now Columbia) and Columbia are unaccreditted seminaries. They are pretty ornery about it too. (But this isn't the place for this discussion.)

    James White's degrees are from Columbia. I find them difficult to give a good measure of scholastic credential to him and his degrees.

    Now if we are talking about Dr. James Emery White...that is a completely different topic. :)
     
  6. EdSutton

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    I'm pretty sure I do know who the OP means, but I am not doing his homework for him.

    BTW, Jim1999 is correct. There are multiple individuals who can be found who are referred to as "Dr. James White" including a Neurosurgeon, a Plant Pathologist, a Dentist, a recently deceased Pastor, and an Immunologist, among others.

    Ed
     
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    Why do you ask? Does it make his ministry any less credible?
     
  8. J.D.

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    Dr. White gives Columbia credibility.
     
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    He certainly does.His scholarship is quite evident in all his programs.But he communicates very clearly to common people.He has been very much a blessing of the Lord to the Church.
     
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    Thanks for beating me to the punch guys. :laugh:
     
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    At least two of our board members are mentors at Columbia. I am sure they looked into Columbia before signing on there. I suggest you go to thier site and check out thier faculty. As for Doctor White, he is one of the sharper tacks in the box.
     
  12. JRG39402

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    Thanks guys. I see what the attacker was doing now by saying he isn't a doctor. Not being accredited doesn't mean poor education necessarily.
     
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  13. EdSutton

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    Exactly. Sorry, my initial post must have crossed with yours.

    Yes, I also would have said the individual is properly referred to as Dr. James R. White.

    Out of respect, I ascribe the title of "Doctor" to anyone of whom I'm aware of that has received said title, without regard to what institution granted the degree. In my practice, whether the degree is "earned" or "honorary" is irrelevant, as is whether or not I agree with the individual's (or institution's) views or my personal opinion of the academic qualifications of either.

    BTW, the majority of the Faculty Mentors at Colombia Evangelical Seminary have one or more doctorates, at some level, from some institution, and the majority are also not 'home grown' by any stretch of the imagination.

    [Edited to add] At least five of the other Faculty Mentors are currently candidates for, or working toward a doctorate, as well.

    Ed
     
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