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Entries for April, 2012

Common Objections

Modern Reformation contributor and street evangelist veteran Leon Brown sat down with us to discuss his article “Common Objections” – need some practical advice from an old hand?  Look no further!

WHI-1099 | Scandalous Grace

Will God allow murderers to get off scot-free? If so, what does it say about God himself? How can he do this kind of thing and still remain holy? Scripture actually condemns those who justify the wicked (Proverbs 17:15, Isaiah 5:23), so how in the world can we be justified? Only by recognizing the radical lostness of the human condition does the scandal of grace come into full focus. Recorded before a live audience at the Liberate Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the hosts, along with the help of special guest Tullian Tchividjian, interact with the logic of Romans chapters 1-4 and unpack the scandal of grace.

Would Jesus Have a Facebook Page?

“When [Jesus] came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’ And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” A recent article […]

Miller (Movie) Time!

You can follow Anthony Parisi at https://twitter.com/#!/anthonyparisi. Legendary film director Orson Welles once said that “there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God.” Portraying the complexity of our spiritual lives in a visual medium like film is a daunting task. […]

WHI-1098 | The Narrow Gate

Jesus tells his disciples that “the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life…” Is Jesus teaching a kind of salvation by works? And when Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom,” is he saying that we need to add good works to our confession in order to qualify for heaven? On this edition of White Horse Inn recorded during our recent listener cruise, the hosts discuss these issues as they conclude their series through Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.

Blue Like Jazz

When I was nineteen, my former pastor’s wife gave me a book called Blue Like Jazz. I had heard enough about it to be suspicious, but I went home, closed myself up in my library, and read it. I was completely confused. The Christian faith he was talking about bore enough of a resemblance to […]

More Scripture-Twisting on the Campaign Trail?

Raise your hand if you’re offended by politicians and church leaders using the Bible like a wax nose. On the left bank, there is the well-worn battery of references to Jesus and the rich young ruler, the command to “render unto Caesar,” and the last judgment where the sheep and goats are separated. As the […]

WHI-1097 | Judging, Seeking, Knocking

“Seek and you will find?” Doesn’t Paul say that “no one seeks God?” (Rom 3:11). On this edition of White Horse Inn recorded before a live audience during our recent listener cruise, the hosts discuss Matthew 7:1-12 as they begin to wrap up their survey of the Sermon on the Mount. RELATED ARTICLES Without ExcuseMichael […]

Why the Missional Church Isn’t Enough

Jonathan Dodson posted a piece on The Gospel Coalition’s blog on Monday concerning how the “missional church” can easily turn its focus on consumerism instead of the history of redemption and God’s role in the advancement of his church. Here is an excerpt: …Even with the resurgence of missional ecclesiology, we fail in sharing and […]

WHI-1096 | Seeking First the Kingdom (Part 2)

How are we to understand forgiveness? Does God forgive us only on the condition that we forgive others? What does Jesus mean when he calls us to “Seek first the Kingdom of God”? On this special edition of White Horse Inn recorded before a live audience in Miami, Florida, the hosts will discuss these questions and more as they interact with Matthew 6:14-35 in their continuing series through the Sermon on the Mount.