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Entries for November, 2011

Q&A with Horton | Ancient Israel’s Government Today?

In our third video Q&A installment from Dr. Horton on the issue of Christianity and politcs, Dr. Horton talks about the nation of Israel and the application of its “model of government” to nations today.

Q&A with Horton | Faith and Voting

Dr. Horton continues to answer questions concerning Christianity and its role in the world especially when it comes to politics. In this video Mike discusses how our Christian faith impacts how we vote in general elections, but also how we might justify our vote to a non-Christian.

A Special Note from Your Friends at WHI

Every year around this time, nonprofit organizations like White Horse Inn make a special push for tax-deductible donations. Shane Rosenthal, our executive producer, got a little carried away with this ask.

Q&A with Horton | Politics and the Church

What is the relationship between Christianity and politics? What danger comes from confusing the two? Mike Horton tackles this important and timely question for Christians in America and around the world.

The Gospel According to Mary

This past Sunday began the Advent season, when special focus is given to Christ’s first and second comings. So in this post I offer some reflections on Mary’s Song—the Magnificat, and the surrounding context that makes it the first gospel hymn of the New Testament. The glad tidings of Genesis 3:15—namely, that God will give […]

WHI-1077 | Repentance & Personal Transformation

On the previous edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts discussed the problems associated with a “try it, you’ll like it” approach to the Christian faith. But does the Christian faith make a practical difference in a person’s life? Should converts to Christianity expect to experience real transformation? How should we think about remaining sin? Will Christians continue to struggle with habitual sins, or is that possibly a sign that they are not really true believers? The hosts tackle these questions and more on this edition of the program (originally aired June 22, 2008).

Joining the Thanksgiving Parade

One of the earliest dates I had with my wife was a Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. Huddling together (close, but not too close) on the grand boulevard, we nearly froze during one of the coldest days in New York City on record for that festive occasion. It was fun, but it was largely a parade […]

WHI-1076 | The Gospel of Pragmatism

Why do so many contemporary churches or best-selling Christian books focus almost exclusively on practical application rather than doctrinal truth? Why do most Christians prefer to talk about their own testimonies or changed lives, rather than arguing for the truth of the Christian faith? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts take a look at the philosophy of pragmatism and its effects on contemporary Christian thought and practice (originally aired June 15, 2008).

Christian Scholarship in the Secular Academy

Christian Scholarship in the Secular Academy from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. Our friends at the Gospel Coalition are featuring this video of Mike Horton and Rick Lints on the challenges and opportunities of pursuing an education at secular universities and academies that may be hostile to your faith. If you have a child away […]

Does Calvinism Make God a “Moral Monster”?

Among the caricatures of Calvinism is the widespread claim that it renders God the author of evil, suffering, sin, and even the fall of humanity itself. In his recent book, Against Calvinism, Roger Olson carefully distinguishes the official teaching of Calvinism from where he thinks it logically leads. However, there are over three dozen statements […]