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Entries for October, 2013

WHI-1177 | God in the Gallery

What is art and how does it relate to the world of theology and worldview? How is art different from entertainment? Is there a distinctively Christian approach to the arts? How should we think about modern art, in particular? On this program, Mike Horton discusses these questions with art historian Dan Siedell, author of God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art.

WHI-1176 | What is a True Church?

How can you tell a true church from a false one? What are the distinguishing characteristics of a properly organized church body? How do the answers to these questions differ in Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox circles? On this edition of the program, we examine the substance of true faith and practice, specifically taking a look at the marks of a true church. (Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2008.)

Words in Season

Our friend, Leon Brown, has written a new book on personal evangelism, Words in Season. Mike Horton wrote the foreword: The greatest gift that you and I possess in Christ is reconciliation with God. Chosen in Christ from all eternity, we are united by the Spirit through the gospel to Christ through faith, which itself […]

WHI-1175 | God’s Story vs. Our Stories

When sharing the faith with others, should we primarily focus on what happened to Christ, or what happened to us? In other words, should we focus on the gospel of Christ as we find it unpacked in the New Testament, or should we emphasize our personal testimonies, explaining to others what God has done in our own lives? We put this question to a number of attendees at a Christian convention, and you might be surprised by their answers. (Originally broadcast June 14, 2009.)

Calvin on the Christian Life

The following is an excerpt of an address that Mike recently presented at a conference on the campus of Mackenzie University, a conservative Presbyterian institution in Sao Paulo, Brazil with over 40,000 students. He gave this address on Friday, October 4th. Today he’s in Fortaleza, Brazil preparing to speak for another Fiel Leadership Conference. How […]

Brazil Video Clip 2: Mike Horton on the Book of Job

Last night Michael Horton spoke on the book of Job at the Fiel Leadership Conference in Aguas de Lindoia (video clip: mhbrazilclip2). This morning he spoke on the topic of The God of the Empty Tomb, which was an exposition of John chapter 11 and the story of the raising of Lazarus. Later this afternoon […]

Video Clip of Michael Horton Speaking in Brazil

It’s 11:25am in Aguas de Lindoia, Brazil, and Michael Horton is giving a plenary address titled “Is Any Body Up There?” before a few thousand attendees at the Fiel Leadership Conference on the theme of The God Who is There.  Other speakers include D.A. Carson, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes, Heber Campos Jr., and many others. To […]

Michael Horton Speaking & Traveling in Brazil

This past Friday, Michael Horton arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil in order to give a talk on “Calvin & The Christian Life” at Mackenzie University. Sao Paulo is one of the world’s most populated cities (number six according to Wikipedia), and Mackenzie University is a large conservative Presbyterian college (sometimes referred to as the Yale […]

WHI-1174 | Lessons from Church History

Why is it important to study church history? Is it possible to avoid the mistakes of the past, or does every generation bring a certain amount of cultural baggage to the sacred text? How did the early church resolve the question of Jesus’ divine nature? What was Constantine’s role in the rise of Christianity in the West? What were the main arguments of the Protestant Reformation? In this program, W. Robert Godfrey, President and Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary California, joins Mike Horton to discuss these important issues.