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Entries for July, 2010

WHI-1007 | How Not to Interpret the Bible

As they continue to discuss the subject of proper biblical interpretation, the hosts on this edition of the program take a look at frequent errors in biblical interpretation. Mistakes include problems such as moralism, atomism, relativism, taking things out of context, and more. The White Horse Inn: know what you believe and why you believe it!

WHI-1006 | Interpreting Scripture

How should we interpret the Bible? Literally? Figuratively? Allegorically? On this edition of the program the hosts take up the subject of hermeneutics, or proper biblical interpretation. Throughout this program they argue that the Bible is not one book with a single interpretive rule, but rather is a library of numerous ancient texts which need to be interpreted according to the rules of their respective genres. In other words, poetry is not the same as history. That’s what’s on tap this week, at the White Horse Inn!

Additional Resources on Distraction

We recently featured a provocative interview with T. David Gordon about the problem of electronic distraction (Distracting Ourselves to Death, July 11, 2010) which is making thoughtful reading, sincere reflection and real concentration increasingly difficult. The program was inspired in part by two documentaries produced by Frontline, both of which are available free online: Frontline: […]

WHI-1005 | Distracting Ourselves to Death

We live in a world of constant distraction. Not only are we constantly being interrupted by cellphones, email, and text messages, but we’re also distracted from thinking and contemplation in a culture of constant entertainment. Joining the panel to discuss this topic is media ecologist, T. David Gordon, author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The […]

WHI-1004 | The Quest for Relevance

Churches in our time appear to be on a never-ending quest for contemporary relevance. But is this a wise course to take? Shouldn’t the church stand up for the timelessness of truth, rather than the timeliness of the trendy? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts talk with Os Guinness, author of Prophetic Untimeliness: A Challenge to the Idol of Relevance, and Time for Truth: Living Free in a World of Lies, Hype and Spin (originally broadcast May 6, 2007).