White Horse Inn
By Dr. Michael Horton
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How important is it for you to know what you believe and why you believe it? What you know matters more than what you feel. Listen to the weekly White Horse Inn podcast to ground your faith in unchanging biblical truth.
||CleanIs Faith Opposed to Evidence?||Sometimes when discussing evidence for the Christian faith, a person may respond by asking, “What room does this leave for faith?” This question actually reveals a misunderstanding of the Christian view of faith which is grounded in factual claims...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Faith A Blind Leap?||Why do you believe the Bible? What does it mean to “believe” in the first place? Should we think of faith as a kind of blind leap or shot in the dark? If so, why have you made this particular leap, in contrast to all the other faith options? On...||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Vanishing American Adult||According to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, we’re currently experiencing a coming of age crisis without parallel in American history. On numerous fronts, our culture appears to be promoting what he refers to as “perpetual adolescence,” and, as a...||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuidelines for Interpreting Scripture (2)||How should we respond when someone asks, “Do you interpret the Bible literally?” This can be a little confusing at first since the Bible isn’t a single book, but a collection of many different kinds of books written in a variety of styles such...||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuidelines for Interpreting Scripture (1)||How are we to interpret the Bible, especially in light of the fact that there are so many different traditions, denominations, and schools of thought? Are we allowed to interpret a passage however we like, or are there some basic rules and guidelines...||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Search for a New Adam (2)||As we saw in last week’s program, the Bible traces the story of God’s promise to rescue the world from the consequences of the Fall. Yet as we follow the lives of characters such as Abraham, Moses, and David, we find not only sinners but also...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Search for a New Adam (1)||In many ways, the Bible is the unpacking of God’s initial promise recorded in Genesis 3:15, that though death entered the world through man’s fall, one day a child would be born who would restore all things and crush the serpent’s head....||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLifelong Learners||When Jesus gave the Great Commission, he didn’t tell his disciples to go into all the world in order to induce authentic worship experiences with the proper use of stage lighting, fog machines, and powerful sound systems. He also didn’t encourage...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreeds & Confessions||For the last two thousand years the church has crystallized various summary statements about the Bible’s most important teachings into clear, short, and easy-to-memorize statements that outline the most crucial and non-negotiable aspects of the...||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeresy & Orthodoxy||Whether we like it or not, we can’t get away from dogma. Everyone has a creed or a basic way of summarizing what it is the Bible teaches about God or the person and work of Jesus Christ. So the question is whether our beliefs and assumptions are...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Creed But Christ?||What are Christians known for in our day? If you ask people on the street this question, you’re likely to get answers that relate to particular moral or political concerns, but though they may be important, do these issues get to the heart of our...||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPluralism & the American Religion||What are the beliefs and assumptions of contemporary American spirituality? Why do so many people pick and choose religious beliefs based on that which makes them happy, rather than by evaluating truth claims? On this edition of White Horse Inn...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thinking about the Reformation?
If you are sick of only hearing from your pastor/life-coach "How to do such and such," then you must listen to the White Horse Inn. These guys make it clear that the central message of all of scripture is Jesus Christ (Luke 24:27). The Christian message isn't simply: "How to do this or that" or "shape up!" The Gospel is that Christ fulfilled the Law on the behalf of guilty sinners.
If you are interested in the basic teachings of the reformation, look no further than the White Horse Inn. These gents not only explain Christ from all the scriptures, but also explain how scripture has been understood throughout the history of the church. The WHI makes the Law and Gospel clear, which is the most liberating news a sinner can hear. Don't pass it by!
Doctrine, Doxology, and Duty!
The White Horse Inn radio show has helped me immensely in my spiritual growth. They bring the riches of Reformed Theology to bear on the issues of today, and they stand as a clarion call to the broader evangelical church to return to the historic roots of the Reformation.
I have learned so much from just listening to these four gentlemen discuss theology and its practical implications. They each display a deep love of God, a great love of the principles of the Reformation, and a deep desire to see Christ proclaimed!
If you want to feel good or get your daily/weekly dose of schmaltz, then listen to Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer. But if you're willing to exercise your mind and think deep about the things of God, then listen to the White Horse Inn and watch your appreciation of Jesus grow!
The Cult of Reformation?
One of the things that has to strike anyone as curious about WHI listeners is that they have never met an episode that wasn't the best ever-- as evidenced by the lack of credible reviews with less than 5 stars.
There's no question: the Reformation was a critical and necessary moment in the history of the Christian faith, and the four 'usual suspects' who host WHI (guided by Prof. Mike Horton) represent their view of this event and it's systematics thoroughly. But are they entirely fair or consistent? Do they cause people to love their local church more in order to nurse it's flaws (and be honest about their own foibles), or do they produce accolytes who, frankly, become effectively-churchless people in search of a perfect place which has never existed since Christ?
Horton & Co need to find a way to see that the reformation did not end with the writing of the WCF, and that they have much to learn about the necessary consequences of the Gospel from people who have a lower aptitude for systematic theology.
More to the point, their listeners need to see these guys as a starting point, not the end of all theological introspection. I would find the whole effort more credible if it produced a spectrum of fans who rate the show positively (3,4,5) rather than a homogenous bloc who all give it a 5+.