One of the really encouraging things today is seeing people raised in “moralistic-therapeutic-deism” coming to understand and embrace the gospel. At the same time, the antithesis between “religion” and “grace” (or being “spiritual but not religious”) is still trapped in its own kind of moralism. It fails to recognize that Christ came to fulfill rather […]
Entries for January, 2012
The new Modern Reformation is hot off the press, and is already generating conversation – John Wilson at Books and Culture sent out the weekly e-newsletter with this little tidbit: “In my mailbox at the office this morning, I found a copy of the new-look Modern Reformation, celebrating the magazine’s 20th anniversary. Congratulations are definitely […]
The following article is from the December 17, 2011 edition of The Economist. How Luther went viral Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation It is a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a way […]
“Why can’t you be like your brother?” We all know intuitively that guilt-driven comparisons like this don’t actually work, but sometimes our frustration gets the better of us as parents. We hear, and sometimes say, the same thing in church. Frustrated with the lack of serious discipleship, we turn more easily and naturally to threats. […]
What is the gospel? Throughout the history of American Evangelicalism, many have tried to reduce it to a simple slogan, or something like “four spiritual laws.” But in reducing the gospel of Christ to a sales pitch, have Evangelicals altered the message? Does the good news that we proclaim have more to do with getting people to make a decision, more than it focuses on Christ’s person and work? On this program Michael Horton discusses these issues with Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel.
“Union with Christ is finally getting its just place as a central dogma in organizing the Reformed view of how we are saved.” “Charles Hodge, among others, placed the forensic (especially justification) at the center, rather than union.” “Reformed paradigm: justification and sanctification have their source in union; Lutheran paradigm: minor role for union, if […]
Many of our faithful listeners remember the days when Mike, Rod, Kim, and Ken would gather in the studios of KKLA each Sunday night for the live broadcast of the White Horse Inn. Those evenings generated some of our most memorable content: the Robert Schuller interview, Dad Rod’s “scotch problem,” and countless others. When Mike […]
On this edition of the program Michael Horton talks with Adam Christing, writer and director of a new documentary about a relatively unknown aspect of the life of Joseph Smith, namely his candidacy for President of the United States. Mike and Adam also discuss the history and theology of Mormonism, as well as some of the political questions that have arisen relating to Mitt Romney’s run for office. Are Mormons Christians? Is it okay to vote for a Mormon President? These issues and more will be discussed on this edition of White Horse Inn.