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WHI-1150 | Questions of Faith, Part 3

Are all religions basically the same? Why should a person choose Christianity as opposed to other faith traditions? Is evolution compatible with Christianity? Are miracles impossible? Joined once again by Greg Koukl, we will discuss these questions and more as they continue to interact with a number of “on-the-street” interviews recorded at a University of California campus.

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Miracles
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Religion on Trial
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Riddlebarger’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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Kim Riddlebarger is cohost of the White Horse Inn, senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, and an adjunct professor at Westminster Seminary California.  Kim recently contributed to the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament series with a commentary on First Corinthians.

The White Horse Inn store is currently taking pre-orders for this volume. We realize that some outlets might be shipping these books already, but we’ve asked Kim to take the time to add a little something extra for our friends. Each book you purchase through our store is signed by Dr. Riddlebarger himself!

To place your pre-order Click here

Here’s Mike Horton’s endorsement from the book’s jacket:

Having shared and sat under the ministry of Kim Riddlebarger for many years, I am delighted to see the fruit of his faithful labors reach a wider audience. Combining attention to exegetical detail with decades of pastoral experience, this commentary will reward generously with its unique insights into this wonderful epistle.

Horton eBooks on Sale from Zondervan

Coming out of the recent The Gospel Coalition conference, Zondervan is selling a number of their ebooks at greatly reduced prices! Among those books on sale are a few from Dr. Horton:

For Calvinism $3.99
Pilgrim Theology $7.99
A Place for Weakness $3.99

The sale goes through April 22, although some retailers might continue through April 29 so take advantage of this offer soon! For more information click here

WHI-1149 | Questions of Faith, Part 2

If there is no God, and matter is all there is, then how can we account for order and design in the universe? How are we to account for morality if we are nothing more than matter in motion? We recently asked a number of college students several questions like these. On this program the hosts will listen to and interact with their answers. Joining the panel again is Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason.

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Tactics
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The Christian Faith
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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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Check the Credentials
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Christian Scholarship
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Doug Powell

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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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