WHI Program Resources from 2008


To listen to the 30 most recent WHI broadcasts, head to our broadcast archives page at Oneplace. For list of older program topics, choose either 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008.


 

December 28, 2008
Year-End Wrap-Up
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts offer some concluding thoughts about the year-long theme of "Christless Christianity." They also read some fan mail and listen to some of their own bloopers made over the past year and beyond. You don't want to miss this program!

RELATED ARTICLES
Time to Clean House, by David Wells
To Be or Not To Be, by Michael Horton
On Evangelicalism, by W. Robert Godfrey

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
People & Place, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Andrew Osenga; Song, "O Help My Unbelief" Album: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

 


 

December 21, 2008
Christ Our Prophet, Priest & King
Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. But why did God become man? What was his mission, and why did he have to eventually suffer and die? On this special Christmas edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will discuss the work of Christ, our Prophet, Priest, and King. Joining the hosts on this program is Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, President of Westminster Seminary California, and author of An Unexpected Journey, Discovering Reformed Christianity. (Originally broadcast December 25th, 2005).

RELATED ARTICLES
The Triple Cure, by Kim Riddlebarger
The Threefold Work of Christ, by Peter Anders
Heaven Came Down, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Unfolding Mystery, by Edmund P. Clowney
An Unexpected Journey, by W. Robert Godfrey
What is Reformed Theology?, by R.C. Sproul

MUSIC SELECTION
Composer: George F. Handel; Song: "For Unto Us A Child Is Born" Work: The Messiah

COMMENTARY
Christ Our Prophet Priest & King

 


 

December 14, 2008
Dawn of Redeeming Grace
Jesus told the religious people of his day that the Old Testament was chiefly about him. But where do we find Christ in the Old Testament? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts trace the thread of redemption throughout all of Scripture as we make our way toward Christmas.

RELATED ARTICLES
Preaching Christ Alone, by Michael Horton
Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, by Dennis Johnson
The Glory of the Coming Lord, by Edmund P. Clowney

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Him We Proclaim, by Dennis Johnson
Preaching Christ in All of Scripture, by Edmund Clowney
The ESV Study Bible

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Gregg & Joy Strawbridge; Song, "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" Album: Christmas Strings Celebration

COMMENTARY
Dawn of Redeeming Grace

 


 

December 7, 2008
Mega-Churches Respond to the Reveal Study
This past October (2008), Willow Creek Community Church sponsored a conference on the Reveal study. In light of this recent conference, the White Horse Inn hosts are taking another look at how Mega-churches are responding to the Reveal data, and will evaluate some recent comments made by Bill Hybels and others on this important topic.

RELATED ARTICLES
To Be or Not To Be, by Michael Horton
What is the Future of Evangelicalism, by J.I. Packer
Washington Post.com: Viewpoint, featuring Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Courage to be Protestant, by David F. Wells
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Willow Creek Books Promoting the Reveal Study (offsite link)

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Ex Nihilo; Song: "Here is Love"
Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Mega-Churches Respond to the Reveal Study

 


 

November 30, 2008
Young, Restless & Reformed
Is there a new trend among young college aged Christians to embrace Reformed theology? And if so, what accounts for this new interest? On this edition of the program Michael Horton talks with Christianity Today editor Collin Hansen about this new trend as he has outlined in his recent book, Young Restless and Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists.

RELATED ARTICLES
An Interview with Mark Driscoll
Using God, by Kim Riddlebarger
An Interview with William Willimon

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Young, Restless, Reformed, by Collin Hansen
What is Reformed Theology?, by R.C. Sproul
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Hlebo

COMMENTARY
Young, Restless & Reformed


 

November 23, 2008
We Preach Not Ourselves
If Christless Christianity is the problem of our time, what's the solution? Preaching Christ and him crucified! On this program the hosts discuss the importance of Christ-centered preaching, and contrast this approach with the typical presentation of me-centered messages that one regularly hears in sermons across the country.

RELATED ARTICLES
Knowing What You're Looking For, by Michael Horton
Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, by Dennis Johnson
Corinthian Distractions, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Him We Proclaim, by Dennis Johnson
According to Plan, by Graeme Goldsworthy
Preaching Christ in All of Scripture, by Edmund Clowney

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Matthew Smith; Song: "Thy Blood Was Shed For Me"
Album: All I Owe

COMMENTARY
We Preach Not Ourselves


 

November 16, 2008
Christless Christianity, Revisited
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss the launch of Michael Horton's new book, Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church. "Christless Christianity" has been the overall theme for the WHI throughout 2008, and now the hosts take another close look at this topic and interact with interviews from respected journalists and theologians from across the spectrum on this important matter.

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State of the Church (86MB - Quicktime Movie)

RELATED ARTICLES
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Promise Driven Life, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Courage to be Protestant, by David Wells Peculiar Speech, by William H. Willimon

MUSIC SELECTION
WHI Production Music

COMMENTARY
Christless Christianity, Revisited


 

November 9, 2008
Quitting Church
Is there a new trend among American Evangelicals to give up on Church? That's the thesis of a new book by Julia Duin, author of Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to do About it. On this program the hosts talk with the author and discuss the implications of her findings.

RELATED ARTICLES
Sunday Morning, Staying Home, by Terry Eastland
No Church, No Problem?, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Quitting Church, by Julia Duin
Exit Interviews, by William Hendricks
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell www.dougpowell.com

COMMENTARY
Quitting Church


 

November 2, 2008
Election Coverage
On this edition of the program the hosts take a look, not at the national Presidential elections, but at the biblical doctrine of election, and the lack of coverage that this crucial component to the idea of salvation by grace alone receives in Christian circles today. The White Horse Inn: "know what you believe and why you believe it.

RELATED ARTICLES
Is God Unfair?, by J. I. Packer
Grace, How Strange the Sound, by Michael Horton
The Canons of the Synod of Dordt (Reformed)
The Book of Concord on Election (Lutheran)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther
Chosen by God, by R.C. Sproul

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Andrew Osenga; Song: "O Help My Unbelief"
Album: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

COMMENTARY
Election Coverage


 

October 26, 2008
What is a True Church?
Last week the hosts defined the boundaries of the Christian faith, but this week they will spend some time examining the substance of true faith and practice, specifically taking a look at the marks of a true church. How is one to tell a true church from a false church? Is this distinction even legitimate? That's what's on tap for the discussion this week on the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
How to Know When The Line is Crossed, by Michael Horton
Finding a Church, by Michael Horton
A Permanent Address, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Evangelicals, Catholics & Unity, by Michael Horton
Charts of Modern & Post-Modern Church, by John Hanna
The Four Major Cults, by Anthony Hoekema

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Ezra Thomas; Song: "Where I Am"
Album: The Weight of Being

COMMENTARY
What is a True Church?


 

October 19, 2008
Creed or Chaos?
What is orthodoxy, and what beliefs are "beyond the pale?" Is there really such a thing as heresy? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts take a look at the boundaries of orthodoxy, and the crucial role that creeds play in forming our understanding of the Christian faith.

RELATED ARTICLES
Who's Orthodoxy?, by Michael Horton
Distractions from Orthodoxy, by T. David Gordon
Unity & Diversity, by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Letters to a Diminished Church, by Dorothy Sayers
We Believe, by Michael Horton
Creed or Chaos, by Dorothy Sayers
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Helbo; Song: "Here is Love"; Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Creed or Chaos?


 

October 12, 2008
Getting Stupid
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts evaluate a new trend in popular culture, namely the pursuit of stupidity. But are contemporary churches challenging this trend, or capitulating to it? Tune in to find out...

RELATED ARTICLES
Sloth, by Michael Horton
Wanted, Thinking Christians, by James M. Boice
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Letters to a Diminished Church, by Dorothy Sayers
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Christian Mind, by Harry Blamires

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Helbo

COMMENTARY
Getting Stupid


 

October 5, 2008
The Courage to be Protestant
Joining the White Horse Inn panel on this edition of the program is David Wells, professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and author of many books including No Place for Truth, and God in the Wasteland. On this program Dr. Wells discusses his most recent book, The Courage to be Protestant, which outlines the problems of contemporary Christianity, and encourages us to take refuge in the solas of the Reformation.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Skinny God, by David Wells
Whose Orthodoxy?, by Michael Horton
This Unique Moment, by David Wells

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Courage to be Protestant, by David Wells
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Helbo


 

September 28, 2008
Christianity & Politics (Part 2)
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton continues his roundtable discussion on Christianity & Politics, with special guests D.G. Hart (author of A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church & State), Dan Bryant (former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice) and Neil McBride (a strategist for the Democratic Party).

RELATED ARTICLES
An Interview with Michael Cromartie
Ministers of God for Our Good, by David VanDrunen
One Cheer for Civil Religion, by William Inboden

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Secular Faith, by D. G. Hart
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton
Made in America, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "It's a Shame" Album: Love Crash Heal


 

September 21, 2008
Christianity & Politics (Part 1)
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton conducts a roundtable discussion on Christianity & Politics, with special guests D.G. Hart (author of A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church & State), Dan Bryant (former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice) and Neil McBride (a strategist for the Democratic Party).

RELATED ARTICLES
Religion & Politics: A Roundtable Discussion
The Church's Mission, by D.G. Hart
In God's Name, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Secular Faith, by D. G. Hart
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton
Made in America, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "You Taste You Feel" Album: Love Crash Heal

COMMENTARY
Christianity & Politics (Part 1)


 

September 14, 2008
Obsessed with Rapture
Does the Bible teach the idea of a secret rapture before a seven year tribulation period? What is the origin of this view? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss various end-times scenarios, and evaluate them with the light of Scripture.

RELATED ARTICLES
The New Millenium, by Michael Horton
Back to the Future, by Michael Horton
Present or Future Millenialism, by Kim Riddlebarger

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Case for Amillenialism, by Kim Riddlebarger
Three Views on the Millennium & Beyond
The Man of Sin, by Kim Riddlebarger

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: The Informants

COMMENTARY
Obsessed with Rapture


 

September 7, 2008
An Interview with R.C. Sproul
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks 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. Mike & R.C. discuss many of the themes relating to the year-long WHI theme, "Christless Christianity," and evaluate the overall health of Evangelical Christianity.

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An Interview with R.C. Sproul (120MB - MPEG-4 Movie)

RELATED ARTICLES
The Pelagian Captivity of the Church, R.C. Sproul
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Brother Are You Saved, by R.C.Sproul

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul
Faith Alone, by R.C. Sproul
The Truth of the Cross, by R.C. Sproul

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: WHI Production Music


 

August 31, 2008
Vote for Jesus!
In a country without a king, do we find it harder to believe in the sovereignty of God, and easier to believe in the will, power and choice of man? To what extent has our democratic spirit of "one man, one vote" contributed to the success of Arminianism throughout the history of this nation? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts take a look at the corrosive effects of democracy on American Christianity.

RELATED ARTICLES
Who Saves Whom?, by Michael Horton
Unconditional Election, An Interview with J.I. Packer
Evangelical Arminians, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch
Made in America, by Michael Horton
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Julian Smith; Song: "Million Miles"

COMMENTARY
Vote for Jesus!


 

August 24, 2008
American Deism
Many argue that America has always been a Christian nation and that the founding fathers of our nation were Bible-believing Christians. But is this really the case? On this edition of the program the hosts explore the subject of Deism, particularly in the writings of America's founding fathers, but also in the life and practice of contemporary American Christianity.

RELATED ARTICLES
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Family, The Society & The Church, by Gene Veith

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Soul Searching, by Christian Smith
Made in America, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell

COMMENTARY
American Deism


 

August 17, 2008
Jesus: Made in America
In what ways has our American culture shaped the ways in which we think about the person and work of Christ? That's the focus of this edition of the White Horse Inn as Michael Horton talks with Stephen Nichols, author of Jesus: Made in America, recently published by Inter-Varsity Press.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Legacy of Charles Finney, by Michael Horton
The Pelagian Captivity of the Church, by R.C. Sproul
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Jesus: Made in America, by Stephen J. Nichols
The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch
Made in America, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: The Informants

COMMENTARY
WJesus: Made in America


 

August 10, 2008
What Does it Mean to Worship?
Why do we go to Church? What is the purpose of worship? Are we there to serve God, or to be served? These questions and more will be discussed on this edition of the White Horse Inn with special guest Harold Senkbeil, author of Dying to Live and Sanctification: Christ in Action. Originally broadcast Jan. 28th, 1996.

RELATED ARTICLES
No Church, No Problem?, by Michael Horton
Worshiping the Lamb or Entertaining the Sheep, by Bryan Spinks
In Search of the Spirit, by Danny Hyde

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
Dying to Live, by Harold Senkbeil

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Hlebo

COMMENTARY
What Does it Mean to Worship?


 

August 3, 2008
Calling the Sheep to Become "Self-Feeders?"
A recent study conducted by Willow Creek Community Church discovered that the most committed among their church members were the most vocal about the lack of theological depth, and were among the the most dissatisfied with the worship. Yet the conclusion to the report was that Willow Creek needs to do a better job encouraging their members to become "self-feeders." The hosts will discuss this report, and offer some conclusions of their own on this edition of the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
No Church, No Problem?, by Michael Horton
The Covenantal Summons, by Michael Horton
Seekers or Tourists, by Michael Horton

MENTIONED ON THE BROADCAST
The Reveal Study

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
With Reverence & Awe, by D.G. Hart et al

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: The Pop; Song: "The Solid Rock"
Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Calling the Sheep to Become "Self-Feeders?"


 

July 27, 2008
Who Needs Church?
In his recent book Revolution, George Barna suggests that Christians no longer need to join churches, but rather should simply look for life-coaches, and helpful information for spiritual growth via the internet. But can we simply do away with Church? What is the true role of the church? That's what's on tap this week at the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
No Church, No Problem?, by Michael Horton
Worship in the Church, a Pastor's Roundtable
Recovering the Keys, by D.G. Hart

MENTIONED ON THE BROADCAST
Revolution, by George Barna

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
The Church, by Edmund Clowney
Made in America, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Andrew Osenga; Song: "Jesus With Thy Church Abide"
Album: Indelible Grace III: For All The Saints

COMMENTARY
Who Needs Church?


 

July 20, 2008
The Glory Story
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss the influence of both Pelagianism and Gnosticism in the American religious landscape. And the net result is what they refer to as "the Glory Story." In contrast to the theology of glory, however, the hosts make a case for recovering a clear understanding of the "theology of the cross."

RELATED ARTICLES
Joel Osteen & The Glory Story, by Michael Horton
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Suffering as the Path to Glory, by Mark Futato

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Too Good to be True, by Michael Horton
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Sandra McCracken; Song: "O Heart Bereaved And Lonely"; Album: Indelible Grace V: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

COMMENTARY
The Glory Story


 

July 13, 2008
American Pelagianism
Why have the doctrines of grace been so difficult to take root in the American soil? What is it about the way we think and act as a people that makes Pelagianism so common, if not our very "default setting?" On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will continue their discussion of Pelagianism, with a particular focus on its influence in American religion and practice.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Pelagian Captivity of the Church, by R.C. Sproul
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
God is Just, by Todd Wilken

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Made In America, by Michael Horton
Soul Searching, by Christian Smith, by Christian Smith
The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Julian Smith; Song: "Fall"

COMMENTARY
American Pelagianism


 

July 6, 2008
The Gospel According to Pelagius
Who was Pelagius and what did he teach about sin, grace and the gospel? Why have his views stayed with us through the centuries? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts will discuss the history and influence of Pelagianism, as they continue their series Christless Christianity.

RELATED ARTICLES
Pelagianism, by Michael Horton
The Gospel According to Pelagius, by Gerald Bray
The Canons of the Council of Orange (Offsite Link)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Anti-Pelgagian Writings, by St. Augustine
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Matthew Smith; Song: "My Lord, I Did Not Choose You"
Album: All I Owe

COMMENTARY
The Gospel According to Pelagius


 

June 29, 2008
Jesus, James & Paul
Do the messages of Jesus and Paul sometimes contradict one other? And what about James? Doesn't he teach that we are "justified by works, and not by faith alone"? Do various Biblical authors teach different theologies? That's what's on tap this week at the White Horse Inn (Originally broadcast on May 28th, 2006).

RELATED ARTICLES
Does Justification Still Matter?, by Michael Horton
Not by Faith Alone?, an Interview with Robert Sungenis
What Does it Mean to be Good?, by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Justification, by Frances Turretin
By Faith Alone, by Gary Johnson, David Wells, et al
God of Promise, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "Take Me Away"
Album: Love Crash Heal

COMMENTARY
Jesus, James & Paul


 

June 22, 2008
Repentance & Personal Transformation
On the last edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts discussed the problems associated with a pragmatic approach to the Christian faith. But does the Christian faith make a difference in a person's life? Is there a real "life-change?" How are we to think about remaining sin? These and other questions will be dealt with this week on the WHI.

RELATED ARTICLES
Who Am I, Really?, by Michael Horton
Gospel-Driven Sanctification, by Jerry Bridges
Biblical Conversion, by Kim Riddlebarger

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Growing in Christ, by J.I. Packer
In Christ Alone, by Sinclair Ferguson
The Law of Perfect Freedom, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: The Pop; Song: "I'll Fly Away"
Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Repentance & Personal Transformation


 

June 15, 2008
Using God: The Gospel of Pragmatism
Why do so many sermons and Bible Studies focus almost entirely on "practical" application? Is a particular belief true simply because it works for you? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts take a look at the philosophy of Pragmatism and its effects on contemporary Christian thought and practice.

RELATED ARTICLES
Using God, by Kim Riddlebarger
Time to Stop the Bait & Switch, by Jay Lemke
Corinthian Distractions, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
Made in America, by Michael Horton
Too Good to Be True, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Julian Smith; Song: "Million Miles"

COMMENTARY
Using God: The Gospel of Pragmatism


 

June 8, 2008
Assuming the Gospel
What is the most important thing people need to regularly hear from the pulpit? Are churches guilty of assuming the gospel? These are some of the questions we put to pastors at a recent convention, and on this broadcast of the White Horse Inn the hosts will discuss these matters and interact with the results from our polls.

RELATED ARTICLES
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Promise-Driven Life, by Michael Horton
What to Look for in the Gospels, by Martin Luther
Assumed Evangelicalism, by David Gibson

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
Peculiar Speech, by William Willimon

AUDIO & VIDEO
Gospel Centered Ministry (Streaming Video), by Tim Keller
The Gospel Driven Life (Audio for purchase), WSC Faculty

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Ex Nihilo, Song: "What Wondrous Love is This?"
Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Assuming the Gospel


 

June 1, 2008
The Theology of N.T. Wright
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss the views of popular theologian N.T. Wright, focusing in particular on his understanding of the covenant, his ideas concerning the "new perspective on Paul," and even his view of the gospel itself. Where do the hosts agree with Bishop Wright? Where do they disagree? Tune in to find out!

RELATED ARTICLES
Déjà Vu All Over Again, by Michael Horton
Paul & Covenant Nomism, by Michael Horton
An Interview with N.T. Wright (offsite)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Covenant & Salvation, by Michael Horton
The Future of Justification, by John Piper
Covenant, Justification & Pastoral Ministry, edited by R. Scott Clark

MUSIC SELECTION
WHI Production Music

COMMENTARY
The Theology of N.T. Wright


 

May 25, 2008
Radical Informality
Previous generations wore suits to baseball games. Now many Americans show up at church in blue jeans and T-shirts. How has the cultural shift toward informality affected American Christianity over the last few decades? Join the White Horse Inn hosts as they evaluate the effects of "radical informality" on contemporary Christian thought and practice (Originally Aired Nov. 27th, 2005).

RELATED ARTICLES
Sloth, by Michael Horton
Gnostic Worship, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Doing Our Own Thing, by John McWhorter
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Team Strike Force, Song: "We Have Not Known Thee"
Album: Rain City Hymnal Vol. 1

COMMENTARY
Radical Informality


 

May 18, 2008
Selling Jesus
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts take a look at the ways in which consumerism and market values have influenced contemporary Christian thought and practice. This program also features special guest R. Scott Clark, and was recorded before a live audience in Oceanside, CA.

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Selling Jesus (165MB - QuickTime File - mp4)

RELATED ARTICLES
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
Christian vs. Consumerist Worship, by Marva Dawn
A Conversation with a Mega-Church Director

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Made in America, by Michael Horton
Shopping for God, by James Twitchell
The McDonaldization of the Church, by John Drane

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Julian Smith; Song: "Million Miles"

COMMENTARY
Selling Jesus


 

May 11, 2008
The Case for Theology & Apologetics (Part 2)
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts continue to interact with recent polls taken at a pastors convention on the importance of understanding theology and Biblical terminology. They also respond to the great number of pastors who preferred the sharing of one's personal testimony over the use of apologetics to reach outsiders.

RELATED ARTICLES
Are Churches Secularizing America?, by Michael Horton
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Quicksource Guide to Apologetics, by Doug Powell
Soul Searchng, by Christian Smith
Putting Amazing Back into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Misc WHI Production Music

COMMENTARY
The Case for Theology & Apologetics (Part 2)


 

May 4, 2008
The Case for Theology & Apologetics
How important is it to know what you believe and why you believe it? Should the average Christian be informed about doctrines like justification and propitiation, or are those only for academic types? On this edition of the program the hosts discuss these question and interact with some on-the-street polls taken at a recent pastors convention.

RELATED ARTICLES
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
An Interview with William Willimon
Christian Scholarship, by J. Gresham Machen

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Peculiar Speech, by William Willimon
Your Mind Matters, by John Stott
We Believe, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Misc WHI Production Music

COMMENTARY
The Case for Theology & Apologetics


 

April 27, 2008
Shallow Waters
How deep is your faith? Has the faith "once and for all delivered to the saints" been dumbed-down in contemporary churches? On this edition of the program, the hosts discuss the shallow nature of both American Culture generally, and contemporary Christian faith and practice more specifically.

RELATED ARTICLES
Wanted: Thinking Christians, by James Boice
Creeds & Deeds, by Michael Horton
The Importance of Being More Than Ernest, by R. Scott Clark

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back into Grace, by Michael Horton
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, by Richard Hofstadter
Life the Movie, by Niel Gabler

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Derek Webb; Song: "A New Law"
Album: Mockingbird

COMMENTARY
Shallow Waters


 

April 20, 2008
The Gospel of Personal Relationship
It is often said that Christianity is a relationship rather than a religion. On this edition of the program the hosts interact with this popular view, and attempt to demonstrate that the focus upon one's relationship with God apart from understanding doctrine has always been a disastrous approach throughout the history of the Church.

RELATED ARTICLES
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
The New Gnosticism, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back into Grace, by Michael Horton
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: The Informants

COMMENTARY
The Gospel of Personal Relationship


 

April 13, 2008
The Gospel According to Barnes & Noble (Part 2)
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts continue to contrast the historic Christian gospel with numerous popular alternatives, especially those found in the religion and spirituality sections of major bookstore chains. In particular, the hosts interact with some of the bestselling books on pop-spirituality, as they continue their series "Christless Christianity."

RELATED ARTICLES
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
Protestant Gnosticism Reconsidered?, by Philip Lee

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Against the Protestant Gnostics, by Philip J. Lee
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton
The American Religion, by Harold Bloom

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Hlebo

COMMENTARY
The Gospel According to Barnes & Noble (Part 2)


 

April 6, 2008
The Gospel According to Barnes & Noble
What are the "Gnostic Gospels" and why do books featuring these documents appear to dominate the religion and spirituality shelves of major bookstore chains? How do these documents differ from the traditional Gospels found in the New Testament? In addition to the regular WHI panel, this program also features an interview with Richard Bauckham, author of the widely acclaimed book, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.

RELATED ARTICLES
The New Gnosticism, by Michael Horton
Gnosticism in the Mainline, by Peter Jones
The Historical Jesus, by Paul Zahl
Is the New Testament Reliable? (PDF), by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Jesus & The Eyewitnesses, by Richard Bauckham
Fabricating Jesus, by Craig Evans
The New Testament Documents, Are They Reliable?, by F.F. Bruce

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Roger Hooper; Song: "India Mission"

COMMENTARY
The Gospel According to Barnes & Noble


 

March 30, 2008
Broken Covenant
On this edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton talks with Parker T. Williamson of the Presbyterian Lay Commitee and author of the recently published: Broken Covenant: Signs of a Shattered Communion, a book that recounts Williamson's personal history inside the liberal PCUSA church body, and which also expresses his concern for the denomination's future.

RELATED ARTICLES
Are Churches Secularizing America, by Michael Horton
An Interview with Bishop C. Fitzsimmons-Allison
A Sentimental Journey, by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Broken Covenant, by Parker T. Williamson
Christianity & Liberalism, by J. Gresham Machen
The Empty Church, by Thomas Reeves

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell; Song: "Machina"
Album: The Lost Chord Doug Powell

COMMENTARY
No Commentary for this show.


 

March 23, 2008
Christianity vs. Liberalism
What are the main differences between classical vs. liberal approaches to the Christian faith? In the 1920's, J. Gresham Machen argued that these two perspectives were in reality two completely different religious systems. Was he right? That's the focus of this edition of the White Horse Inn as the hosts continue their discussion of "Christless Christianity."

RELATED ARTICLES
The Importance of Christian Scholarship, by J. Gresham Machen
An Interview with Thomas Oden
History & Faith, by J. Gresham Machen

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christianity & Liberalism, by J. Gresham Machen
Letters to a Diminished Church, by Dorothy Sayers
What is Faith?, by J. Gresham Machen

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Sandra McCracken; Song: "Who is This?"
Album: Indelible Grace IV: Beams of Heaven

COMMENTARY
Christianity vs. Liberalism


 

March 16, 2008
Pierced for Our Transgressions
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks with Dr. Andrew Sach, one of the authors of a new book titled, Pierced for Our Transgressions: The Glory of Penal Substitution, about the various popular, yet inadequate, theories of the meaning and significance of the cross of Christ.

RELATED ARTICLES
Saved from God, by Michael Horton
Christ's Impossible Prayer, by Brent McGuire
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest, by Rick Ritchie

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Pierced for Our Transgressions, by Steve Jeffery et al
The Atonement, by Leon Morris
The Truth of the Cross, by R.C. Sproul

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Matthew Smith; Song: "Thy Blood Was Shed for Me"
Album: All I Owe

COMMENTARY
Pierced for Our Transgressions


 

March 9, 2008
Tradition & Traditionalism
What is the proper role of tradition within the Christian faith? And at what point does traditionalism become a barrier to faith, or a distraction from the central message of Christ and Him crucified? That's what is on tap this week, at the White Horse Inn!

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Settlers, Pilgrims & Wanderers, by Michael Horton
An Interview with Mark Driscoll
Solo Scriptura, by Keith A. Mathison

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
Where in the World is the Church?, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Emily Deloach; Song: "Hear Our Prayer"
Album: Indelible Grace V: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

COMMENTARY
Tradition & Traditionalism


 

March 2, 2008
Gift Centered Churches
What are the gifts of the Spirit? Are they still for today? Even if they are, is it possible that Christians in our time have placed too much emphasis on individual gifts, all to the exclusion of the gift giver? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts will talk about the ways in which "Gift Centered Churches" help to promote "Christless Christianity" in our time.

RELATED ARTICLES
Where Have The Gifts Gone?, by Richard Gaffin
How My Mind Has Changed, by Don Matzat
Holy Spirit Baptism, by Donald Macleod

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton
Perspectives on Pentecost, by Richard Gaffin

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Emily Deloach; Song: "In the Hours"
Album: Indelible Grace V: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

COMMENTARY
Gift-Centered Churches


 

February 24, 2008
I Come to the Garden Alone
Too often, churches in our day focus our attention on Christian experiences rather than Christ. In the process these bodies have emphasized the subjective over the objective, personal testimonies over historical facts, and self-centered spirituality over Biblical Christianity. On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts discuss "experience-centered belief" as they continue their series, "Christless Christianity."

RELATED ARTICLES
The New Gnosticism, by Michael Horton
Are Your Hymns Too Spiritual, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
In the Face of God, by Michael Horton
Too Good to Be True, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Hlebo

COMMENTARY
I Come to the Garden Alone


 

February 17, 2008
What Would Moses Do?
Many Christians in our time read the Old Testament merely as a guide for moral lessons and instruction. But do the Bible heroes really provide good examples for good moral conduct? What is the best way to read the Old Testament? Tune in this edition of the White Horse Inn to find out.

RELATED ARTICLES
What Are We Looking for in the Bible?, by Michael Horton
Preaching Christ, by Dennis Johnson

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
God of Promise, by Michael Horton
Him We Proclaim, by Dennis Johnson

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Laura Taylor; Song: "Let Us Love & Sing & Wonder"
Album, Indelible Grace III: For All The Saints

COMMENTARY
What Would Moses Do?


 

February 10, 2008
Good Advice vs. Good News
At the core of just about every major religion is something we call advice, or a set of instructions intended to help you live a better life. But is that what lies at the heart of the Christian faith? Tips and instructions for personal transformation? Whatever happened to the Christian gospel?

RELATED ARTICLES
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
The Promise Driven Life, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
God of Promise, by Michael Horton
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Derek Webb; Song: A "New Law"
Album, Mockingbird; Website: derekwebb.musiccitynetworks.com

COMMENTARY
Good Advice vs. Good News


 

February 3, 2008
That's Entertainment!
In order to attract larger numbers, many churches throughout America have made their services more upbeat and entertaining. On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts examine the history of this confusion between Church and Theatre, as they continue their series "Christless Christianity."

RELATED ARTICLES
An Interview with Neil Postman
Worshiping the Lamb or Entertaining the Sheep, by Bryan Spinks
Is Popular Culture Either?, by Ken Myers

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman
All God's Children & Blue Suede Shoes, by Ken Myers
Life: The Movie, by Neal Gabler

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell
Website: www.dougpowell.com

COMMENTARY
That's Entertainment!


 

January 27, 2008
Political Temptation
2008 is an election year and many churches will be distracted from their focus on the city of God, to the governments of men. What is the business of the church? Should it play a political role? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss the proper biblical relationship between church and state.

RELATED ARTICLES
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton
Christians & Political Action, an Interview with Michael Cromartie
Religion & Politics, A Roundtable Discussion with William Bennett, Michael Horton, Os Guinness, Cal Thomas, & Jim Wallis

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton
Made in America, by Michael Horton
A Secular Faith, by D. G. Hart

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Helbo

COMMENTARY
Political Temptations


 

January 20, 2008
Joel Osteen: A Case Study in American Religion
Why is Joel Osteen so popular? Is he a faithful representative of the Christian Faith, or is his message more about self-help and personal motivation? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will examine the theology of this bestselling author as they continue their series "Christless Christianity."

RELATED ARTICLES
Joel Osteen & The Glory Story, by Michael Horton
A Review of Become A Better You, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Made in America, by Michael Horton
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Ezra Thomas; Song: "This House"
Album: Promise Land

COMMENTARY
Joel Osteen: A Case Study in American Religion


 

January 13, 2008
Crossless Christianity
Many Christian leaders today point to Jesus as a good moral guide (WWJD), an inspirational figure of self-sacrifice, or one who resolves our problem with loneliness. And in doing so, these shepherds have managed to avoid one of the most central teachings of the entire Bible; namely Jesus' atoning sacrifice for sinners.

RELATED ARTICLES
Christ's Impossible Prayer, by Michael Horton
Corinthian Distractions, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Pierced for Our Transgressions, by Steve Jeffery, et. al.
The Atonement, by Leon Morris
The Great Exchange, by Jerry Bridges

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Matthew Smith; Song: "All I Owe"
Album: All I Owe

COMMENTARY
Crossless Christianity


 

January 6, 2008
Christless Christianity
Countless sermons in churches across the country focus on moralistic concerns and personal transformation. But has Christ gotten lost in the shuffle? Have we inverted Paul's warnings by intentionally preaching ourselves, and not Christ crucified? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts introduce the new theme for 2008: Christless Christianity!

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RELATED ARTICLES
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, by Dennis Johnson

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Made in America, by Michael Horton
Soul Searching, by by Christian Smith & Melinda Denton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Andrew Osenga; Song: "O Help My Unbelief"
Album: Indelible Grace V: Wake Thy Slumbering Children

COMMENTARY
Christless Christianity


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