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Who is Oprah Reading?

Eckhart Tolle? Yes. Rhonda Byrne? Yes. Elizabeth Gilbert? Yes. Rob Bell? Yes! Our friend Derek Rishmawy who blogs at the Christ and Pop Culture channel at Patheos.com gives us the news on Oprah’s latest spiritual guru. He’s got a great perspective. Here’s a glimpse: Yes, the moment has arrived. After encouraging us to learn from […]

Review of Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

Crazy Busy Kevin DeYoung (Crossway, 2013) Are you crazy busy? Kevin DeYoung certainly thinks so, and he shares your pain. He wrote the book, he says, because he needed to face up to his own crazy busy life and the choices he made (and continues to make) that led him there. I can relate; I’m […]

We Love Pastors

As we get closer to our inaugural White Horse Inn Weekend, we want to invite you to send your pastors to the Weekend for free! We have a limited number of free tickets available for pastors. If you or your church can pay for your pastor’s hotel room and transportation to/from San Diego, we’ll pay […]

Zondervan e-Book Special

In conjunction with this week’s show, “A Place for Weakness,” our good friends at Zondervan are discounting the e-version of Michael Horton’s book, A Place for Weakness, to $3.99. This is a great opportunity to go a little deeper into the problem of suffering through what is undoubtedly Mike’s most personal book. The promotional pricing […]

Baby Mama or Bride?

Our friend, Matt Marino (of “Cool Church” fame), has written another great post on the church: The Church is Christ’s Bride, Not His Baby Mama. Here’s a preview: In case you are not up to speed on the last decade’s slang, a baby mama is someone with whom you made a baby, but have no commitment to and […]

Give a Lutheran a Hand!

Many of the folks who come to White Horse Inn are on a journey of sorts. Some are happy in their present churches, but are digging more deeply into the rich resources of the Reformation as they serve their church, their family, and neighbors. Others of you have left the churches of your youth and […]

No Lines, No Midnight Openings

Last year, my wife and I braved the Black Friday madness–at Walmart, of all places. It was a study in dystopia. I have never seen so many people so desperate for so little. We did have a shopping list, but it became apparent very quickly that people watching was a far better use of our […]

Once More With Feeling

It’s the day after Reformation Day. All the Luther and Calvin costumes are at the dry cleaners; the left-over party treats have been taken to the office; the post-Protestant hangover has set in. It’s as good a time as any to take a second look at what really divides us from our Roman Catholic friends, […]

Unintended Consequences

A veteran youth minister evaluates the state of youth ministry and “big church”–he doesn’t like what he sees: We look at our youth group now and we feel good. But the youth group of today is the church of tomorrow, and study after study suggests that what we are building for the future is … […]

Mike Horton in Chicago Today

Mike is in Chicago today, speaking at the Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His 1:00 pm (CDST) lecture, “Ascension and Ecclesia: Promise-Driven Ministry in a Purpose-Driven Age” will be open to the public. For directions please click here. If you can’t attend in person, the school is live-streaming the event. You can access that […]