From Rod Dreher at the American Conservative: We Orthodox, Catholics, and Reformed Christians can look down our noses all we like at charismatics and Evangelicals for not having a strong and systematic theology, but what good does our theological depth do us if we don’t teach our young people how to think as Christians, and […]
Entries for February, 2014
>How can we discern between helpful and unhelpful ways to reach out to our non-Christian neighbors? More particularly, how should we deal with the thorny subject of homosexuality or interact with those in our lives who deal with same-sex attraction? To help us navigate these waters, in this edition of White Horse Inn we talk with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield. She describes her previous life as a “lesbian feminist professor” in recently published book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.
My friend Kevin De Young wrote a helpful post addressing the question, “Who can baptize?” It’s succinct. His position is standard practice for Reformed churches as well as others. Laypeople are not to baptize, he argued. But what surprised me were some of the comments. Wow, did it open up the floodgates! Kevin’s post was seen […]
This is the next installment of our senior staff member’s report on his international travel. He has moved out of several closed countries and into India, where the opportunities to help Christians know what they believe and why they believe it are endless! Please continue to pray for us and with us as we continue […]
At the conclusion of the book of Joshua, the people renew their commitment to the Mosaic covenant, saying, “We will serve the Lord.” But Joshua’s reply is discouraging: “You are not able to serve the Lord,” he says, “for he is a holy God [and] he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.” Once again, we see that the Mosaic covenant is not a gracious covenant, but instead is pure law. This is why, in order to have any hope of salvation, we must look away from the Law of Moses to a new and better covenant where we can find mercy and grace. We will delve into these key distinctions as we wrap up The Gospel According to Joshua.
An update from our senior staff member who is on the road for White Horse Inn in several closed countries in the Middle East. Thank you for praying for him. Please continue to do so! We’ll post updates as he is able to send them to us. Imagine Middle Eastern countries that are closed to […]
Our friends at Desiring God have posted an abridged excerpt from Mike Horton’s forthcoming book, Calvin on the Christian Life. If you missed his small talk at their recent Pastor’s Conference, this is a great recap. Calvin hits shelves at the end of March–for more information, go to the series page at Crossway.
Some say that believers are “saved by grace but stay in by works.” Throughout the history of this program we have rejected that view, arguing that we’re actually saved by grace alone on account of the work of Christ alone. Here in the book of Joshua, however, there is a kind of “works” principle, tied not to individual salvation but rather to Israel’s ability to stay in the land of promise. The nation’s inheritance was pure gift. But in order to keep it, they must be holy. How can we understand this concept in light of Scripture’s larger teaching? We will continue The Gospel According to Joshua in this edition of White Horse Inn by unpacking this crucial question.
If you have some time today and over the next week, please pray for one of our senior staff members who is traveling through several closed countries in the Middle East taking White Horse Inn resources to evangelical pastors. We hope to provide more detailed information after he returns, but we’ll refrain for now to […]
On this program we discuss God’s conquest of the city of Jericho. Is it appropriate to use this particular narrative as a pattern for things in our own lives that we’d like to conquer? How should we understand God’s command that every living thing in Jericho should be destroyed? What is significant about the fact that Rahab and her family were spared? Join us as we discuss these questions and continue our series, The Gospel According to Joshua.