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Entries for September, 2014

WHI-1225 | Sharing in God’s Hospitality

On this program, Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, Justin Holcomb, Steve Parks wrap up their discussion of the feasting themes of the New Testament and begin a discussion of the ways in which we are called to share in God’s hospitality by giving of ourselves to our neighbors. Do our churches display kindness to strangers and outsiders? Or are they just a bunch of social clubs for clean living types of a particular political persuasion? How can we begin to show kindness and grace to outsiders in view of God’s own grace to us? That’s the focus of this edition of White Horse Inn.

The Messianic Feast, Part 2

Continued from The Messianic Feast, Part 1 You may recall that as the people of Israel sojourned through the desert, they often failed to trust in God’s provision. They frequently grumbled, whined and complained about their situation as though God would fail to provide for the very people he just rescued. Ps 78 recounts this period, […]

The Supernatural Means of Grace: A Building Block for Multi-Ethnic/Cross-Cultural Congregations

In Richmond, Virginia, imposing Confederate statues mark the streets of a wealthy section of the city. Stately churches from the early twentieth century still stand tall, replete with beautiful pews and a balcony for others. A trip to the James River reminds visitors that this body of water provided transportation to the largest port on […]

The Messianic Feast, Part 1

In their most recent album, Songs of Innocence, U2 has included a song that evokes a number of biblical images. The song is titled “Sleep Like a Baby Tonight,” and the particular lines that I find interesting are as follows: You dress in the colors of forgiveness Your eyes as red as Christmas Purple robes are folded on […]

WHI-1224 | Feasting with God

Throughout our series on Divine Hospitality, we’ve been exploring the feasting themes in Scripture. On this program the hosts continue their discussion as they consider how this theme is addressed throughout Luke’s Gospel. Here we meet with a God who exhibits such a lavish hospitality that he invites even strangers and foreigners to become co-heirs of the everlasting estate. Join Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, Justin Holcomb, Steve Parks as they unpack this theme of feasting with God in the Gospel of Luke.

John MacArthur on The Ordinary Church

Pastor John MacArthur’s recent sermon on Acts 2:42-47 takes up an issue near and dear to our own hearts: the ordinary Christian life and the ordinary church. You can find audio, video, and a transcript of the sermon here. We agree with him that the primary problem is American revivalism and the pervasive influence of […]

Program Mixup

Last week we inadvertently uploaded the Sept 14th audio rather than the podcast file for Sept 7th.  So if this week’s program sound’s like a re-run, you need to go back and listen to the Sept 7th program, which you can access here.  Sorry for the mixup!

WHI-1223 | Avoiding the Feast

Rather than trusting in God’s provision, the people of Israel “demanded the food they craved” as they wandered in the wilderness, This unbelieving generation cried out saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” (Ps. 78:19). On this program, Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, Justin Holcomb, and Steve Parks will discuss the sinful human tendency to question God’s promises rather than to rely on his fatherly kindness.

Looking Up Down Under

I’ve just returned from nearly 3 weeks in Australia, encouraged and enlightened. I went to Moore Theological College in Sydney to deliver the annual Moore Lectures, founded in 1977 with F. F. Bruce. My topic was “Lord and Giver of Life: A Theology of the Holy Spirit.” I added a week-long intensive course at Sydney’s […]

WHI-1222 | God’s Hospitality

The hosts begin a new series exploring the feasting themes from Genesis to Revelation. After eating the forbidden fruit, humanity was cast into sin and death. As Scripture unfolds, we discover God’s gracious plan of redemption which culminates in the great feast at the end of the ages. We who were strangers and enemies of God are welcomed to the wedding feast of the Lamb. Join the hosts as they begin this new series on Divine Hospitality. Michael Horton and Kim Riddlebarger will be joined in discussion with special guests Justin Holcomb and Steve Parks.