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WHI-1148 | Questions of Faith, Part 1

Most people in our day tend to think of religious faith as a blind leap, something that’s opposed to reason and rationality. Though that may be true for many religions, is this true of the Christian faith? Joining the panel to discuss this issue is Greg Koukl, author of Tactics and Faith is Not Wishing.

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A Listener Comment from Manila

Your support of White Horse Inn makes it possible for our program to reach around the world and touch folks just like you in far away places. Here’s a comment from a listener in the Philippines that was passed on to us recently:

Thank you so much for bringing White Horse Inn to the Philippines. The first time I chanced upon this program (i think sometime last year), the discussion they were having readily hit me. I felt that the hosts were really making sense with what they were saying. And as I continued to listen over the next weeks and months, I increasingly realized  that they were in fact discussing the teachings that the Scripture wants to convey to the people. They were getting into the heart of the matter, so to speak. The discussions were in-depth, incisive, objective, thought provoking (that would seem confusing sometimes. also had to learn some of the terms they are using that are not really common in today’s evangelical circles). It’s such a great blessing!
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Join Michael Horton in Heidelberg, Germany

“What is your only comfort in life and in death?”  The Reformation was provoked by that question.  Our lives are driven by it.  People look for comfort in all sorts of places, but find superficial and short-lived parodies of God’s comfort in the gospel of his Son.

This is the first question of the Heidelberg Catechism, whose 450th Anniversary I’ll be celebrating in Heidelberg, Germany, with brothers and sisters who still find comfort in the message that this amazing instrument has conveyed to generations of Christians in every part of the world.  The celebration includes talks from experts on the history and content of the Catechism as well as pastors from various countries.  We’ll even have a chance to visit the university where the Catechism’s author, Zacharius Ursinus, was  professor, and the Church of the Holy Ghost, where Caspar Olevianus was the pastor. Besides, it’s a charming, romantic, and majestic city with a rich history that is apparent from every angle.  Whether hearing talks, strolling along the Rhine with its lush hills, vineyards, and castles, or enjoying the Palatine cuisine, it will be a memorable time.

It’s open to the public!  So please join me.  I’d love to share with friends this opportunity to give thanks to God for a gift that keeps on giving.

Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology
July 18-21, 2013
Conference fee ranges from $100 – $200

WHI-1147 | Resurrection!

According to Josephus and others, the testimony of women was not considered trustworthy in the first century. So why, if—as some allege—the Gospel records are fictitious accounts, would women be listed as the first eyewitnesses of the resurrected Jesus? Is it possible that the resurrection could be explained as “wishful thinking” on the part of the disciples? We will unpack these questions and more as we conclude our series through John’s Gospel.

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Teaching at the International Reformed Evangelical Seminary

This week, Mike Horton has been teaching at the International Reformed Evangelical Seminary in Jakarta, Indonesia. His course was called God’s Theater of Grace. It was a week-long intensive unit for the students at the seminary on Reformed spirituality. The lecture titles were:

Monday, 25 March—‘Living Before God’
Tuesday, 26 March—‘Living In God’
Wednesday, 27 March—‘Living In The Body’
Thursday, 28 March—‘Living In The World’

After class on Thursday, he was interviewed for Reformed 21, a television program that broadcasts sermons, lectures, interviews, and programs designed to spread Reformed theology in Indonesia (which is almost 90% Muslim).

Please continue to pray for Mike and Julius Kim, his colleague from Westminster Seminary California. Tonight, Mike will preach at a Good Friday service before coming back home to the United States.

Hosanna in the Highest

Is the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, a man known to the public, whom witnesses saw tried, beaten, crucified, and buried–is his Resurrection from the dead fact or fiction? This is the central question of Christianity. Every other question pales in significance, because unless Jesus is really raised from the dead, then all else is vain: all of our morals, all of our good ideas, all of our philosophies, all of our behavior, all of our hopes and dreams. None of it matters if Christ is not risen.

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, we invite you to prepare your own heart for worship by listening to this special lecture from Mike Horton in which he gives evidences for the Resurrection. We’ve also included below a list of other important resources to help you talk with unbelieving friends and family members about the most important claim of Christianity: He is risen!

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WHI-1146 | The Arrest, Trial, & Crucifixion of Jesus

When men come to arrest Jesus, Peter pulls out his sword and strikes one of the men, cutting off his ear. Why does Jesus rebuke Peter for this, and what does it say both about his mission and the way his kingdom advances? On this edition of the program we will delve into these central chapters of John’s Gospel: the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus.

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Preaching in Jakarta

Although it’s still relatively early on Saturday morning here on the west coast, it’s late Saturday night in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mike Horton has a habit of enjoying late night talks with his friends, but I hope his hosts get him to bed soon so that he can be ready to preach at the Reformed Millennium Center tomorrow morning.

His text will be Romans 4, “The Promise Driven Life.” You can tune in via the church’s livestream webcam at 10:00 am Sunday (Jakarta time, about 12 hours from now).

Calvin in Singapore

It’s the middle of the night in Singapore right now. Hopefully, Mike Horton is sleeping off his jet lag because he’ll be speaking later today on Calvin and the Christian Life. He’s only in Singapore for a brief stop on his way later today to a week of lectures in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The goal of this free public seminar is to understand the Genevan Reformer’s view of the Christian life and its enormous relevance for our lives and our churches today.  Mike will draw from Calvin’s treatises, letters, sermons, and liturgy to address the following subjects:

  • The Triune God
  • Union with Christ
  • The Communion of Saints
  • Engaging the World
  • Exploring the Relevance of Calvin’s Piety Today

This lecture is the fruit of Mike’s new book on Calvin and the Christian life, which will be published by Crossway in 2014.

Please continue to pray for Mike and his WSC colleague, Julius Kim, as they minister to and with the Sekolah Tingi Teologi Reformated Injili Internasional (International Reformed Evangelical Seminary) in Indonesia.

Michael Horton in Singapore and Indonesia

Please pray for Mike Horton and his WSC colleague, Julius Kim, as they travel over Spring Break to Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia, for a week of lectures and preaching. We’ll be keeping you up to date on  where Mike will be and what he’s doing. When he returns, we’ll ask him to write up a brief report as he did on his teaching trip to China last year.

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