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Entries for October, 2010

Sneak Peak

Yesterday, I alerted you to the new book of essays honoring W. Robert Godfrey, president and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary California. Have you ordered your copy, yet? Today, I want to give you a sneak peak at the book. Here is the Table of Contents. How many MR and WHI people can […]

A Great Book for a Great Man

The Rev. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is president and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), where Mike Horton teaches apologetics and systematic theology. This week, the faculty and friends of the seminary honored Dr. Godfrey with a collection of essays presented to him on his sixty-fifth birthday. That book, Always Reformed, […]

Looking Down [A Few Verses] Might Be Good

The theme running throughout the White Horse Inn broadcasts and Modern Reformation issues this year has been “Recovering Scripture.” Such a recovery is needed in many areas of our doctrine of Scripture as has been pointed out many times this year already. However, under-girding all of these discussions is a desire to have Scripture properly […]

Glenn Beck’s Jesus

Glen Beck is quickly becoming the Oprah of the Right, at least when it comes to books he mentions and approves: they experience a meteoric rise from obscurity to the bestseller list. As part of Beck’s continuing (and cringe-inducing) God-talk, he mentioned a book recently titled, The Greatest Words Ever Spoken: Everything Jesus Said About […]

The Myth of Neutrality

Christopher Hitchens is dying of cancer.  You know Hitchens, of course, as one of our era’s most infamous atheists. He is the author of God Is Not Great and makes frequent appearances in the pages of Vanity Fair and Atlantic Monthly. Hitchens was recently interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his battle with cancer. He […]

WHI-1017 | Almost Christian

On this edition of the program, Michael Horton talks with Princeton Seminary professor Kenda Creasy Dean about her new book Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church. Kenda, along with sociologist Christian Smith, was one of the researchers for the National Study of Youth & Religion project that surveyed thousands of teenagers over a five-year period. In her new book she observes that “if churches practice moralistic therapeutic deism in the name of Christianity, then getting teenagers to church more often is not the solution (conceivably it could make things worse). A more faithful church is the solution.”

Give Me That Old Time Religion

Several weeks ago I conducted a funeral for an elderly grandmother, a life-long Presbyterian. In addition to her life-long commitment to Jesus Christ and her hope in the gospel, this grandmother is to be commended for passing on the faith. Surrounding her hospital bed as she died were her children and grandchildren, each sustained by […]