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Entries for September, 2011

Christianity.com Video – 3: Horton on Classical Christian Education

Dr. Horton was asked about some principles parents should consider when educating their children. Mike responds by endorsing the Classical Christian Education model in the next Christianity.com video.

Salvation Technology

Participating recently in a gathering of Anglican bishops in Africa, a friend related the astonishing scene of episcopal celebrants texting each other during the sermon and the celebration of the Supper. Some churches in North America encourage texting in church, as a way of making the service more “interactive.” The assumption, of course, is that […]

David Brooks Interacts with Christian Smith’s Findings

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, David Brooks interacts with Christian Smith’s latest book Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood. According to Brooks, most of the young people interviewed by Smith and his colleagues “could generally agree that rape and murder are wrong. But aside from these extreme cases, moral […]

Christianity.com Video 2 – Horton on Hell

The next installment of the Christianity.com videos has Dr. Horton discussing the doctrine of hell and whether we can even bring a charge against God that he is being unjust in condemning people to eternal punishment.

Christianity.com Video 1 – Horton on Catechism

Christianity.com pulled Dr. Horton into a studio a couple of times in the past few months to allow him to answer a variety of questions concerning the faith, piety, and practice of Christianity. Over the next few weeks we will be posting these videos here so stay tuned. In the first video Mike deals with […]

WHI-1066 | By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone

>Regardless of their denomination, most Christians would argue that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a free gift of God’s grace and mercy that no one deserves. By his righteous life and sacrificial death, Jesus provides for us what we cannot provide for ourselves. But at this point, some argue that the free gift of God’s grace still has to be “accepted,” and that it is on the basis of our embracing the gospel that we are saved. What do you think? Are we saved by “choosing” to follow Christ? Is believing in Jesus the “one work” we have to do in order to get to heaven? The hosts discuss these questions and more as they interact with Ephesians 2.

Prayer at Ground Zero

This coming weekend the US will pause to remember those whose lives were lost so tragically in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Adding fuel to the growing fires of public debate over the role of religion in public life, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his decision not to include prayers for the […]

Where in the world (wide web) is Mike Horton?

We’ve recently fielded several inquiries from folks wondering if Mike Horton is on Twitter or Facebook. He is not. A few people who have appreciated his work have set up various accounts or fan pages and we’ve encouraged them to clearly identify that they are not the “official” or personal Mike Horton outlets on Twitter […]

WHI-1065 | Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

Throughout this year on White Horse Inn, the hosts have been making the argument that unlike the law the gospel is not in us by nature but must be preached into us from the outside. This is why the proclamation of “Christ and him crucified” is the primary task of the Great Commission. But if the gospel is really to be understood as a foreign announcement, is it enough to hear about it in sermons once a week? If the law is in us by nature and our consciences regularly accuse us of sin hour by hour, shouldn’t we learn to preach the gospel to ourselves? Michael Horton discusses this issue with Joe Thorn, author of Note To Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself. The second half of the program features a discussion between Michael Horton and White Horse Inn executive director Eric Landry about our upcoming conference cruise, “Conversations for a Modern Reformation.”

Putting Amazing Back Into Grace…in New England!

You are cordially invited to picturesque Bradford, Mass. for a Reformation weekend conference at historic First Church of Christ. A coalition of seven area churches is partnering with White Horse Inn to present Mike Horton and Gordon Isaac on Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Returning to the Roots of Treasuring Christ. Here’s Mike’s invitation: You […]