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WHI-1183 | Covenant Theology Explored

>What is covenant theology and why is it crucial for our overall understanding of Scripture? How does covenant theology relate to our understanding of law and gospel? What is the difference between the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants? On this edition of White Horse Inn, we discuss these important questions with Mike Brown and Zach Keele, authors of Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored (originally aired Nov 11, 2012).

Defend the Faith – “How Can Jesus Be the Only Way?”

Michael Horton recently sat down and answered five of the most common apologetics questions people get when they share their faith with their friends and family. We’ll be posting one each week through the end of the year. For more information on our Defend the Faith campaign and for additional resources to help you “know […]

WHI-1182 | Understanding the New Testament

How do the Old and New Testaments fit together? Throughout this series we’ve observed that the Bible is not merely a collection of timeless eternal principles, but a historical drama which pushes through the centuries toward climax and resolution. In the New Testament we find ourselves at the climax. The stage has been set. Finally we’ve arrived at the new covenant in which we begin to see the dawn of redeeming grace!

WHI-1181 | The Big Picture of the Bible

What is the Bible all about? Though this may sound like a basic question, it’s actually one that many people overlook in our day. It’s common in Christian circles today for pastors and Bible study leaders to lose sight of the forest for the trees. In other words, we need to better see how all the books of the Bible fit together and proclaim one big overarching narrative. That’s the focus of this edition of White Horse Inn as we continue our series on reading the Bible.

WHI-1180 | Wisdom & The Prophets

What are we to make of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament? Are these writings solely concerned with ethics and practical matters? How about the prophetic writings? Why were they included in Scripture, and how should we interpret these texts? On this program we unpack these issues as we continue our series, How to Read Your Bible.

WHI-1179 | The Bible’s History Books

If the Five Books of Moses can be summarized as Israel’s constitution, how are we to think about the history books that follow? What is the meaning and purpose of the book of Joshua or Judges? How are the genealogies or battle scenes of the ancient Israelites relevant for Christians living today? Questions like these are important as we think about correctly interpreting and faithfully applying the Bible in contemporary life.

WHI-1178 | How To Read Your Bible

What is the Bible all about, and how can a person read it correctly? Why are there so many different books in Scripture, and how do they relate to one another? On this episode of White Horse Inn, we introduce our new series: How to Read Your Bible. Instead of a more general approach, we’ll actually dive into the biblical text by introducing and summarizing the Pentateuch. What is the purpose and message of these five books? What was God’s promise to Abraham, and how did it differ from the covenant made at Mt. Sinai? We’ll look at these questions and more as we kick off our new series.

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.)

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.)