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Entries for February, 2012

The Law of the Modern Man

I awakened this morning with an email from Rod Rosenbladt with this attachment. It’s the indefatigable George Carlin on his identity as a “Modern Man.” Rod’s comment was thought-provoking: “And this is the man we’re supposed to be preaching the gospel to in America?” Something of a white Boomer rap, Carlin’s brilliant riff exposes our […]

More on Bible Translations to the Muslims

Coming out in 2012 is the documentary Half Devil Half Child which follows missionaries in Bangladesh who are preaching in secret to the Muslim world. They are facing opposition from other Western Missionaries who are allowing Muslim “Christians” to continue to live and act like Muslims. This teaser clip speaks to the issue we brought […]

Willimon on Sin

Other than Tom Oden, our favorite Methodist is Will Willimon, the Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Today on his blog, Dr. Willimon posted a short excerpt of a new book of his selected writings, which we thought was a fantastic expose of how we often think about our sin. […]

WHI-1090 | The Commands of the New Society

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus begins a discussion of the Law of Moses, saying, “You have heard it said, but I say…” How are we to interpret these words? Is Jesus saying that the Mosaic law was too legalistic and needed improvement? Does he end up getting rid of all the strict rules and regulations in favor of a new ethic along the lines of “All you need is love?” On this program the hosts will discuss Christ’s interpretation of the law of Moses, and what this means for us today as Christians.

On Electing a Shepherd of the National Soul

Every national election cycle in the US affords fresh opportunities for speeches calculated to assure us that our president will not only be a capable executive and commander-in-chief but will be our philosopher-in-residence and faithful high priest of the civil religion. The President has become the shepherd of the national soul. In the UK, the […]

The Bible for Muslims–A Difficult Strategy

The current issue of WORLD magazine has a feature article “The battle for accurate Bible translation in Asia” which interviews Fikret Bocek extensively. Fikret is concerned with Western missions organizations not being patient enough with work being done among Muslims and therefore, they are making Bible translations more “palatable” to Muslim readers and loosing some […]

Logos Discount for WHI friends!

Last week we posted on our blog information that two of Dr. Horton’s books were available on Logos Bible Software. Now we are excited to announce that Logos has given White Horse Inn friends the ability to purchase their base packages at 15% off using the coupon code WHITEHORSE! (Please note: this discount does not […]

Thoughts about Lent

Back in February 2010 Mike Horton participated in a “The Village Green” segment for Christianity Today with his article “Lent—Why Bother? To Lead us to Christ.” Mike continued the discussion on our blog by responding to a question that was asked about the practice of Lent in light of the Regulative Principle of Worship. Since […]

Ken Jones in Keep Your Head Up

Ken Jones, co-host of the White Horse Inn, contributed a chapter in Keep Your Head Up: America’s New Black Christian Leaders, Social Consciousness, and the Cosby Conversation edited by Anthony Bradley and recently released by Crossway. Ken’s chapter is titled “The Prosperity Gospel,” something that he has been discussing with the “cast of characters” around […]

WHI-1089 | Salt & Light

What does Jesus mean when he tells his disciples that they are the “salt of the earth,” and “the light of the world”? And what are the implications of this for our lives today? Does this text justify the assertion that Christians should not primarily attempt to preach to others, but rather should simply “be the gospel,” by living transformed lives of faithfulness and compassion in this generation? The hosts address these questions and more as they continue to unpack the Sermon on the Mount.