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.
||CleanDiscipleship & Discipline||While many churches in our day emphasize convenience and comfortability, one of the key ingredients to a life of lasting discipleship is actually discipline. In other words, like marriage or excelling in a particular career path, being a Christian is...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Doxology to Discipleship||How does a life of discipleship flow out of doxology and worship? First we need to remind ourselves once again that worship is the natural response to encountering the God of Scripture. Once we have been captivated by his mercy and kindness to us in...||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Life of Doxology & Praise||As contemporary Christians have become increasingly detached from both the drama of Scripture and its doctrinal significance, our praise has shifted from a focus on God and his glory to our individual worship experiences. Yet we are not only called to...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Doctrine to Doxology||How should we respond to the announcement of God’s redemptive mission to seek and save the lost, or to the doctrinal implications of Christ’s atoning death and his resurrection from the dead? On this program, the hosts will move from the drama and...||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Our Beliefs Shape Us||According to the doctrines of nihilism, nothing at all is sacred. In fact, nothing really matters except that which gives momentary pleasure or excitement. Christianity, on the other hand, starts with a completely different premise. This world is...||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Drama to Doctrine||Many Christians today have uncritically accepted the idea that “doctrine is irrelevant,” without even realizing that this very idea is itself a doctrine. In fact, the very moment one turns away from any particular belief or opinion, other beliefs...||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Greatest Story Ever Told||The Bible did not fall down from heaven as a sourcebook for spirituality, personal life-lessons, or even as a collection of doctrines. Rather, it should primarily be understood as a report of an unfolding drama that took place in real space and time...||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Yourself in God’s Story||What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? On this program the hosts are beginning a new series, taking a look at four Ds: drama, doctrine, doxology, and discipleship. As they unpack these...||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManifestations of God Before the Time of Christ||Christmas is the time in which we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). But this same Word, who was God and was also with God (Jn 1:1-2), actually made a number of appearances...||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Theology of Christmas Carols||Have you ever taken the time to really listen to and think about the lyrics of the various Christmas carols that you hear on the radio and in the shopping malls at this time of year? On this program the hosts will do just that as they consider popular...||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Theology of Christmas Movies||What’s the true spirit of Christmas? That’s the question at the heart of countless Christmas movies that clutter the airwaves and cable listings at this time of year. But the answer one typically receives from films of this genre is not merely a...||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChrist Our True Eternal Temple||In the second chapter of John’s gospel, people come to Jesus asking for a sign, and Jesus responds by saying, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up,” referring to the temple of his body. What this means is that he was the...||12/3/2016||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+.