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Entries for September, 2010

Calvary Chapel Catholic

A guest post by Rev. Dr. Brian Lee from Christ Reformed Church, Washington, DC There are a lot of interesting ways to slice the recent dust-up over Dinesh D’Souza’s selection as President of the King’s College in New York City, covered thoroughly in a recent article at Christianity Today. We could consider what it tells […]

Live White Horse Inn Recording At Desiring God 2010 National Conference

Our friends over at Desiring God have invited us to participate in their upcoming 2010 National Conference, starting this coming Friday, October 1 and running through Sunday, October 3. Unfortunately, the conference is already sold out. However, if you are one of those who signed up to attend, we wanted to remind you to join […]

Atheists Know More About Religion?

According to the Los Angeles Times, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has just released the results of a recent survey on general religious knowledge, and apparently atheists and agnostics outperformed religious adherents. For example, most Protestants were unable to identify Martin Luther as the leader of the Reformation, whereas those who identified […]

WHI-1016 | Difficult Texts of Scripture

The hosts have been making the argument for the past few weeks that Christ and his grand rescue mission is the major subject of Scripture. The core of the Christian faith, they argue, is his saving work on our behalf, not our own personal transformation. But if this is really the case, how shall we interpret various biblical texts that seem to contradict this view? For example, Jesus said in his Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Do verses like this undermine the doctrine of justification by an imputed righteousness? Tune in to find out (originally aired November 26, 2006).

New Mosque vs New Church

This interactive map from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows the locations of 35 proposed mosques in the United States that have encountered community resistance.  According to the Mosque Study Project 2000, 688 new mosques have opened in the last ten years. According to a 2007 report from Leadership Network, nearly 4,000 […]

Sufficiency of Scripture Live Taping and Conference – Sept. 24-25

THIS EVENT STARTS TOMORROW! Are you, or will you be, in the Chicago area tomorrow and Saturday? Don’t miss this RARE opportunity to see all four White Horse Inn hosts live within driving distance! All four hosts—Mike Horton, Rod Rosenbladt, Ken Jones, and Kim Riddlebarger—will be recording a live White Horse Inn episode followed by […]

Chain of Grace?

So my wife was running some errands this morning and drove through Starbucks to get some coffee. When she pulled up to the window, the cashier said her coffee would have been $3.05, but the guy in the car ahead of her had already paid for it. Odd, she thought, but a nice treat and […]

Interpreting Humpty Dumpty in light of other “2nd nursery rhymes”

There are so many things to be thankful for when it comes to New Testament scholar N. T. Wright. If you’re a monthly partner with the White Horse Inn, you heard Mike Horton on the bonus track for the September 19th broadcast list a number of areas where we not only agree with Wright but […]

WHI-1015 | Good News vs. Good Advice

The most important difference between the religions of the world and the Christian faith is the difference between law and gospel. At the core of every religion is the application of moral instruction and advice for personal transformation. This appeals to all human beings because we are all wired for law. But the essence of Christianity is not law but gospel. Christ fulfilled the law and paid the penalty for our lawlessness. The gospel therefore is not good advice that needs to be applied, but good news to be believed (originally aired February 10, 2008).

Would Grace Make a Difference?

The other night on a local news-talk station, the usually acerbic hosts were having a pleasant conversation with the communications director for the Humanist Association, which has been sponsoring ad campaigns across the country with slogans like, “Be Good for Goodness Sake,” “No God, No Problem,” and “Don’t Believe in God? Join the Club.” When […]