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What The Gospel Is & Why We Should Believe It, Part 4

As we saw in the last post in this series, Paul argues in 1 Corinthians 15 that Christ’s death and resurrection on the third day is the basic substance of the Christian gospel. Everything that had happened to Jesus was, Paul argued, “in accordance with the scriptures.” But where in the pages of the Old […]

What The Gospel Is & Why We Should Believe It, Part 3

Scholars have noticed that the information Paul passes on in 1 Corinthians 15 is presented in a stylized format. Paul appears to be using the form of parallelism, which is often used as an aid to memorization. 1Cor. 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died […]

What The Gospel Is & Why We Should Believe It, Part 2

1 Cor. 15:1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. In this amazing text, Paul starts out by […]

What The Gospel Is & Why We Should Believe It, Part 1

There seems to be a lot of confusion today about what the gospel is. There are the obviously crass examples on display at Christian and secular bookstores everywhere, encouraging us all to have our “best life now” or, more recently, to Have a New You by Friday. But there are also others in our time […]

Should we open Congress with prayer?

Brian Lee, former White Horse Inn staff member and current pastor of Christ United Reformed Church in Washington D.C., recently penned a provocative piece for The Daily Caller on the topic of whether ministers of the gospel should offer a prayer before congress. ┬áHe wrestled with this issue for some time after he was recently […]

Forgive Us Our Debts

Chris Cox and Bill Archer have written an unsettling piece for the Wall Street Journal about the sobering reality of the US Debt. Though some may be familiar with the $16 trillion figure, there are few who realize that this is actually just the tip of the iceberg. According to the article, the true number […]

NPR story on Truth, History & Wikipedia

This is a fascinating story from NPR’s Morning Edition this morning. Lot’s of implications on a host of issues related to our view of truth and history in a Wikipedia age. 7 mins long, well worth your time… Wikipedia Politicizes Landmark Historical Event

David Brooks Interacts with Christian Smith’s Findings

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, David Brooks interacts with Christian Smith’s latest book Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood. According to Brooks, most of the young people interviewed by Smith and his colleagues “could generally agree that rape and murder are wrong. But aside from these extreme cases, moral […]

The Gospel Sonnets of Ralph Erskine

I’ve recently started reading Ralph Erskine’s Gospel Sonnets to my four children with great profit. Written in 1720, this book combines incredible theological precision with beautiful poetry. Thanks to Google, you can now read or download a pdf copy of this hard to find book. Here are a few lines dealing with both justification and […]

Are You God’s Redemptive Agent?

This was recently sent to us from a White Horse Inn listener in the Seattle area: I was flipping through radio stations on my way to work today and stopped for a moment on a Christian radio station and heard an advertisement for a Christian university with a concluding slogan that made me say out […]