What is the basic point of the parable of the Good Samaritan? Most people would probably say that it’s a nice story that teaches us to be helpful to those in need. But as we’ve been seeing in this series, there is a deeper meaning that many overlook. On this program, the hosts will walk through this and other similar parables relating to the theme of sin and grace. The White Horse Inn: know what you believe and why you believe it!
Entries for October, 2010
Here are the audio files from Mike Horton’s messages at the recent Reformation Conference sponsored by New St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. Enjoy! (The player loads the audio in the background when you click on a “Play” button. You may experience problems if you click all the play buttons quickly. We recommend only [...]
Jon Stewart is no fan of Fox News. Earlier this year he looked into the camera during a comedy routine and spoke directly to Fox saying, “I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Go f—– yourselves!” A week or so later he had a gospel choir on stage with him singing that same [...]
In January-February 2010, Modern Reformation’s executive editor Ryan Glomsrud reviewed a collection of essays published by Princeton Theological Seminary professor Bruce McCormack entitled Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (Baker Academic, 2008). Recently, Professor McCormack has written a letter to the editor which we offer below along with a response from [...]
David Zahl is the executive director of Mockingbird Ministries, whose “The Gospel According to Pixar,” we recently featured on the blog. We like to say that in addition to his work for Mockingbird, David is also a Modern Reformation writer (though we’re sure David has other appellations that might bump us from second billing!). David’s [...]
The third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, held in Cape Town, South Africa, has concluded, but its influence will be felt for years to come. Chris Wright, who heads the theology committee, brought difficult but salutary words to the representatives of global evangelicalism. Wright is the author of The Mission of God, from which I [...]
You’ve seen the cover and read a little bit about it. Here’s the table of contents. Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on The Doctrine of Justification List of Contributors 1 Introduction—Getting Perspective 3 RYAN GLOMSRUD COVENANT AND JUSTIFICATION 1 Engaging N.T. Wright and John Piper 11 MICHAEL S. HORTON LAW AND FAITH 2 Confusion about the [...]
On this program, the hosts will discuss the parable of the Prodigal Son and other similar narratives. Through each of these tales, the point Jesus makes is that something lost is suddenly found. In fact, Jesus taught that his mission was “to seek and save that which was lost.” But in the Prodigal Son story, we find that Jesus’ primary point is to show that the religious leaders of his day, represented by the older brother in the parable, were the ones who were truly lost.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported last July that a local woman had placed ads on ten bus-stop benches alerting passersby that Jesus Christ will return to earth on May 21, 2011. The woman is a believer in the eschatological calculations of one Harold Camping, the 89-year-old preacher behind “worldwide Christian ministry” Family Radio, whose analysis [...]
Last April, Dr. Rosenbladt joined C. FitzSimons Allison, David Zahl and others to speak at the 3rd Annual Mockingbird Conference, titled Guilt, Forgiveness and Freedom. You may know the crew over at the Mockingbird Blog from some of our prior blog posts. They offer a unique and fascinating take on contemporary media and icons through [...]