White Horse Inn Blog

Know what you believe and why you believe it

WHI-1213 | Faith and Mental Illness

Are today’s churches prepared to handle issues related to mental illness? How should Christians help those struggling with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and various types of learning disabilities? On this program, I’ll discuss these important yet often avoided topics with Amy Simpson, an editor at Christianity Today and the author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission.

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Troubled Minds
Amy Simpson
When Life Goes Dark
Richard Winter

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Boredom
WHI-1110

Comments (17)

WHI-1212 | An Interview with R.C. Sproul

On this edition of the White Horse Inn, I’ll speak with R.C. Sproul, Chairman of Ligonier Ministries and author of numerous books including The Holiness of God, The Truth of the Cross, and Knowing Scripture. We’ll be discussing many of the problems affecting the contemporary church: the similarities between liberalism and evangelicalism, the rise of deism, and the failure of contemporary models of discipleship (original air date, Sept. 7, 2008).

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (16)

WHI-1211 | Youth Ministry & Youth Culture

What are the assumptions about “youth” in our time, and how do those assumptions differ from what we find in Scripture? How do technology and social media ghettoize today’s kids? In a time of perpetual adolescence, how should we form our children to become mature adults? As we conclude our series on Youth Ministry, I’ll be discussing these important questions with T. David Gordon, author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach.

RELATED ARTICLES

Distracted
An Interview with Maggie Jackson

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Alone Together
Sherry Turkle

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (10)

WHI-1210 | Taking Every Thought Captive

How are we to raise up the next generation of Christians to think seriously about their faith if they haven’t been taught how to think in the first place? How are we to keep our kids in the faith if they are constantly propagandized by the messages in movies, advertisements, or college classrooms? The apostle Paul calls us to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” but how are we to accomplish this task? I’ll be discussing this important topic with Christopher Perrin, Aaron Larson, and Joelle Hodge, publishers of The Art of Argument by Classical Academic Press (original air date, Oct. 14, 2012).

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

The Art of Argument
Larson & Hodge
The Argument Builder
Shelly Johnson

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (1)

WHI-1209 | Giving Up Gimmicks

If you visit a typical youth program at the average evangelical church, you’ll no doubt observe an emphasis on fun and entertainment. Yet most Christian teens are ignorant about the basic message of Scripture, and statistics show that the majority of them will abandon church after high school. Youth ministry in a society driven by entertainment—that’s the subject I’ll be discussing with Brian Cosby, author of Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture (original air date, May 6, 2012).

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Boredom
WHI-1110

Leave a Comment

WHI-1208 | Sustainable Discipleship

How should we disciple young adults? Though some are aware of the problems with entertainment based youth ministry, many are fearful that content based or catechetical approaches will leave kids bored and disengaged. Is this actually true, or should we challenge these assumptions? I’ll be discussing these important questions with Derek Rishmawy and Brian Thomas.

RELATED ARTICLES

Trees or Tumbleweeds
Michael Horton
Working on Our Grammar
William Willimon

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Souls in Transition
Christian Smith
Grounded in the Gospel
Packer & Parrett
Almost Christian
Kenda Creasy Dean

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Leave a Comment

WHI-1207 | Keeping Our Kids, Part 2

Continuing the conversation, Greg Koukl, Brett Kunkle, and I discuss the importance of preparing our youth for a life of faith in a secular age. Not only should they be taught what they believe and why, but before they leave home, they should also be given some basic training in how to communicate their faith and how to answer those with opposing points of view.

RELATED ARTICLES

Questions of Faith
Shane Rosenthal

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Tactics
Greg Koukl

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (1)

WHI-1206 | Keeping Our Kids, Part 1

On this edition of White Horse Inn, I’ll talk with Greg Koukl and Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason about various strategies of passing the faith on to the next generation. In particular, Brett discusses his own crisis of faith during his first semester of college and how that crisis affects his unique approach toward youth ministry.

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Tactics
Greg Koukl

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (2)

WHI-1205 | The State of Youth Ministry

Is your church’s youth group part of the problem or part of the solution? That’s the question Kim and I will be discussing on this program as we explore some of the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary models of youth ministry. We’ll have help from Alex Chediak, author of Preparing Your Teens for College, and Ryan Roach, a youth pastor in San Diego and creator of a blog titled Youth Ministry Reformation.

RELATED ARTICLES

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

Comments (4)

WHI-1204 | Youth Ministry in Crisis

According to the most conservative estimates, over 60 percent of those raised in evangelical homes end up leaving church at age 18. In some cases the estimates range as high as 90 percent. So what are we doing wrong? Why are we failing to pass the faith on the next generation, and what should churches and parents do to address this crisis? To help answer these questions, I’ll talk with J.I. Packer, Christian Smith, Thomas Bergler, Kenda Creasy Dean, and others as we introduce our new series on Youth Ministry.

RELATED ARTICLES

Questions of Faith
Shane Rosenthal

RELATED STUDY AIDS

PROGRAM AUDIO


Click here to access the audio file directly

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Soul Searching
Christian Smith & Melinda Denton
Grounded in the Gospel
Packer & Parrett

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

Comments (29)

Page 2 of 41234