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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.



June 21, 2009
Is Christianity The One True Religion?
Is it true that there are many paths to God or is Christianity the one true religion? If Christianity is exclusively true, does this mean that other religions are 100% false? Also, what about those who have never heard the Christian gospel? Joining the panel to discuss some of these questions is Dr. John Stackhouse, professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College in Vancouver, BC.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Real Christ Has Stood Up, by Peter Anders
Jesus, Muslims & The Gospel, by Adam Francisco
Nathan the Naive, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Only One Way?, edited by Richard Phillips
Christ Alone, by Rod Rosenbladt
The Gagging of God, by D.A. Carson

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Hlebo


June 14, 2009
God's Story vs. Our Stories
When sharing the faith with others, do you prefer to discuss the gospel of Christ and related doctrines, or your own personal testimony? That's the question we recently asked at a convention for religious broadcasters, and you might be surprised by the answers we received.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Promise-Driven Life, by Michael Horton
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
Wanted, Ministers Who Preach Not Themselves, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Gospel-Driven Life, by Michael Horton
Peculiar Speech, by William Willimon
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "You Taste, You Feel"

COMMENTARY
God's Story vs. Our Stories


June 7, 2009
Why is Christianity True?
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts listen and react to some recent polls taken at a Christian convention dealing with the question, "Why do you believe that Christianity is true?" Also joining the discussion is Doug Powell, author of the Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics. The White Horse Inn: know what you believe and why you believe it!

RELATED ARTICLES
History & Faith, by J. Gresham Machen
For the Sake of the Gospel, by Kim Riddlebarger
Christian Scholarship & the Defense of the Faith, by J. Gresham Machen

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Holman Quicksource Guide to Christian Apologetics, by Doug Powell
The Reason for God, by Tim Keller
Christianity & Liberalism, by J. Gresham Machen

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell

COMMENTARY
Why is Christianity True?


May 31, 2009
Smooth Talk & Flattery
The Apostle Paul warns us in Romans 16:18 that by the use of "smooth talk and flattery" false teachers will "deceive the minds of naive people." But has the contemporary church heeded Paul's warning in this regard? That's what's on tap this week on the White Horse Inn. (Originally broadcast on Nov. 19th, 2006)

RELATED ARTICLES
Joel Osteen & The Glory Story, by Michael Horton
Your Own Personal Jesus, by Michael Horton
Knowing What You're Looking For, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Too Good To Be True, by Michael Horton
The Gospel Driven Life, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Hlebo

COMMENTARY
Smooth Talk & Flattery


May 24, 2009
Rightly Dividing the Word: Law & Gospel
What does it mean to "rightly divide the word of truth"? (2 Tim 2:15) On this program, the White Horse Inn hosts will be taking a look a one of the most crucial and fundamental distinctions in all of Scripture, namely the contrast between justice and mercy, precept and promise; law and gospel. (Originally broadcast on May 22nd, 2005)

RELATED ARTICLES
What's Really at Stake, by Michael Horton (offsite link)
What to Look for in the Gospels, by Martin Luther
Christ Died for the Sins of Christians Too, by Rod Rosenbladt

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings
Handling the Word of Truth, by John Pless

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell

COMMENTARY
Rightly Dividing the Word: Law & Gospel


May 17, 2009
Christ The Center of Scripture
Is the Bible primarily a handbook for living a happy, moral lifestyle? Or perhaps its best understood as a how-to manual showing us how to fix various problems in life? On this program the White Horse Inn hosts offer their critiques of these and other related views as they make the case that the Bible is primarily about the story of redemption through Christ. (Originally broadcast on May 8th, 2005)

RELATED ARTICLES
Preaching Christ Alone, by Michael Horton
Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, by Dennis Johnson
What Are We Looking For?, by Michael Horton

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

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

COMMENTARY
Christ The Center of Scripture


May 10, 2009
Culturally Relevant Preaching
Should Christian ministers work hard at being culturally relevant, or does the gospel of Jesus Christ create its own relevance? This edition of the White Horse Inn was recorded before a live audience near Washington DC, and features Michael Horton, Ken Jones, and special guest Rob Norris, pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland.

RELATED ARTICLES
How Did We Get Here?, by Michael Horton
An Interview with R.C. Sproul
But is is Relevant?, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Peculiar Speech, by William Willimon
A Better Way, by Michael Horton

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


May 3, 2009
Why Johnny Can't Preach
Something is wrong with today's preaching. What is the problem, and how can one begin to identify the essential elements of a good sermon? On this edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton talks with T. David Gordon, professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College, and author of Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped The Messengers.

RELATED ARTICLES
Wanted: Ministers Who Preach Not Themselves, by Michael Horton
Evaluating Sermons, by Derke Bergsma
What Are We Looking For?, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Why Johnny Can't Preach, by T. David Gordon
Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "It's a Shame"
Album: Waiting for Tomorrow

COMMENTARY
Why Johnny Can't Preach


April 26, 2009
Biblical Ignorance
In our own informal surveys conducted over the years, the majority Christians we've interviewed cannot name the Ten Commandments or define crucial biblical doctrines such as justification or imputation. So why is biblical ignorance so common among Christians today? That's our discussion on this edition of The White Horse Inn (Originally Broadcast April 1, 2007)

RELATED ARTICLES
Sloth, by Michael Horton
Wanted: Thinking Christians, by James Boice
Does Justification Still Matter?, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Soul Searching, by Christian Smith
Letters to a Diminished Church, by Dorothy Sayers

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: WHI production music

COMMENTARY
Biblical Ignorance


April 19, 2009
Gospel Driven
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts offer some concluding observations to their study of 1st Corinthians, and briefly discuss some of the issues raised by Paul in his 2nd epistle to the Corinthian church, focusing in particular on the importance of being gospel-centered in all of life, in all our preaching, and in how we approach Christian ministry.

RELATED ARTICLES
The Promise-Driven Life, by Michael Horton
Is there Good News in Your Gospel?, by Rick Ritchie
Following Jesus, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Gospel-Driven Life, by Michael Horton (pre-order for Oct. 2009 release)
Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, by F.F. Bruce
The Cross & Christian Ministry, by D.A. Carson

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

COMMENTARY
Gospel Driven


April 12, 2009
If Christ is Not Risen
In the middle of the first century the Apostle Paul boldly asserted that "If Christ is not risen...your faith is in vain." But many Christians today have turned from this objective and historical approach to a more personal and subjective experience of Christ, as expressed in the lyrics of the popular hymn, "You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart." On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts arrive at First Corinthians chapter 15 and discuss the importance and historical reliability of Christ's bodily resurrection.

RELATED ARTICLES
Why Everyone Must Believe in Christ, by Michael Horton
Christian Scholarship & The Defense of the Faith, by J. Gresham Machen
Is The New Testament Reliable? , by Shane Rosenthal (PDF)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Jesus & The Eyewitnesses, by Richard Bauckham
The New Testament Documents, by F.F. Bruce
Christianity & Liberalism, by J. Gresham Machen

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

COMMENTARY
If Christ is Not Risen


April 5, 2009
Spiritual Gifts
Continuing their brief series through 1st Corinthians, the hosts discuss the subject of spiritual gifts as found in chapters 12-13. Are the gifts for today, and if so how are we to understand them? What about prophecy, words of knowledge, and the gift of tongues? These and many other issues will be addressed on this edition of the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
Faith Healing & The Sovereignty of God, by C. Everett Koop
Do You Hear the Spirit?, by Michael Horton
A New Look At Tongues, by Robert Zerhusen (off-site)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Perspectives on Pentecost, by Richard Gaffin
Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?, Four Views
Showing The Spirit, by D. A. Carson

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

COMMENTARY
Spiritual Gifts


March 29, 2009
Word & Sacrament Ministry
For the past few weeks the hosts have been discussing some of the highlights of First Corinthians in order to see how Paul preached the gospel of Christ in a Pre-Christian culture. But in this program the focus centers not on preaching, but rather on receiving Christ in the Lord's Supper. How are we to understand what is happening in this meal, and why is it such an important issue for Paul? That's what's on tap this week on the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
Mysteries of God & Means of Grace, by Michael Horton
By These Means Necessary, by John Nunes
The New Gnosticism, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Better Way, by Michael Horton
1 Corinthians, by Leon Morris
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Dave Hlebo

COMMENTARY
Word & Sacrament Ministry


March 22, 2009
Idolatry & Other Bad Habits
Continuing their brief series through First Corinthians, the hosts this week take a look at the issue of meat sacrificed to idols. Though this might not be a hot issue on the front burner of today's church, this text helps us to see that believers sometimes bring their Pagan practices and habits into the church. Yet as the Apostle Paul instructs in his letter, everything we do must be examined in light of the gospel of Christ.

RELATED ARTICLES
Recovering the Art of Christian Prudence, by Michael Horton
Of Christian Liberty, by John Calvin
The Freedom of the Christian, by Martin Luther (offsite link)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Law of Perfect Freedom, by Michael Horton
1 Corinthians, by Charles Hodge
We Become What We Worship, by G.K. Beale

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

COMMENTARY
Idolatry & Other Bad Habits


March 15, 2009
Immorality in the Church
Though Christians are being sanctified they have not yet become perfect, and thus continue to sin in various ways. But what should a church do when the sin is scandalous? How are we to relate to such people? Also, how should we relate to those outside the church? These and other issues from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians will be addressed on this edition of the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
Following Jesus, by Michael Horton
Reconsidering Our Accounting, by Mark Dever
Gospel Driven Sanctification, by Jerry Bridges

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Cross & Christian Ministry, by D.A. Carson
1 Corinthians, by Leon Morris
The Law of Perfect Freedom, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song "You Taste, You Feel"

COMMENTARY
Immorality in the Church


March 8, 2009
We Preach Christ Crucified
Countless churches across the country offer relevant messages week after week that focus on wisdom for life, tips for marriage and family, money management, etc. But the Apostle Paul preferred a message of foolishness. Though "Greeks search for wisdom," he wrote, "we preach Christ crucified." What are the implications of this approach in our own day, and how might it transform our churches? Tune in to find out, as the hosts continue their discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians.

RELATED ARTICLES
Wanted: Ministers Who Preach Not Themselves, by Michael Horton
No Ordinary Death, by Kim Riddlebarger
Preaching & Secularization, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, by Leon Morris
In My Place Condemned He Stood, by J.I. Packer
1 Corinthians, by Leon Morris

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell http://www.dougpowell.com/

COMMENTARY
We Preach Christ Crucified


March 1, 2009
Christ in a Pre-Christian Culture
How should we preach Christ in a Post-Christian culture? Surprisingly, the answer to that question is best discovered by examining the way the Apostle Paul preached Christ in the context of his Pre-Christian culture. So on this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts are beginning a brief series walking through some of the highlights of Paul's first letter to the Corinthian church.

RELATED ARTICLES
Corinthian Distractions, by Michael Horton, by Don Eberly
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
First Corinthians, by Leon Morris
The Cross & Christian Ministry, by D.A. Carson
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton

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

COMMENTARY
Christ in a Pre-Christian Culture


February 22, 2009
The Case for Civility (Part 2)
On this edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton continues his conversation with special guest Os Guinness, author of The Case for Civility, And Why Our Future Depends on It, published by HarperOne

RELATED ARTICLES
Common Good & Common Grace, by Don Eberly
In God's Name, by Michael Horton
Arguing with Atheists, by David Robertson

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Case for Civility, by Os Guinness
Why Good Arguments Often Fail, by James Sire
Where in the World is the Church?, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Hlebo

COMMENTARY
The Case for Civility (Part 2)


February 15, 2009
The Case for Civility (Part 1)
On this special edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton talks with Os Guinness about pursuing civility in a Post-Christian culture. How are we best to make our case in the public square? In what ways have Christians failed as they have attempted to do this in recent years? Os is the author of numerous books on faith and culture, such as Dining With the Devil, Time for Truth, and most recently, The Case for Civility, And Why Our Future Depends on It.

RELATED ARTICLES
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, by Michael Horton
How to Be Polemical, by Michael Horton
Unity & Diversity in the New Testament, by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Case for Civility, by Os Guinness
Where in the World is the Church, by Michael Horton
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton

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

COMMENTARY
The Case for Civility (Part 1)


February 8, 2009
Losing Our Religion
Our year-long theme this year is "Christ in a Post-Christian Culture." But that implies that we once had a "Christian Culture." So what were the origins of Christendom, and why did the Christian West eventually abandon its faith? These questions and more will be addressed on this edition of the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
A Brief History of Unbelief, by Molly Z. Hemingway
Are Churches Secularizing America?, by Michael Horton
The Challenge of the New Atheism, by Adam Francisco

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Reason for God, by Tim Keller
Defending Your Faith, by R. C. Sproul
There Is A God, by Anthony Flew

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: David Hlebo

COMMENTARY
Losing Our Religion


Feburary 1, 2009
The Foolishness of God
What is the most important task of the Christian Church in our time? Many Christians think the answer to that question has to do with some form of cultural transformation. But as the hosts discuss on this program, the Church's primary task has nothing to do with our own activity. Proclaiming the gospel of Christ crucified for sinners is foolishness in the eyes of the world, and sometimes also in the eyes of the Church.

RELATED ARTICLES
Religion & Politics, with Jim Wallis, Michael Horton, Cal Thomas & Os Guinness
The Doctrine of Vocation, by Gene E. Veith
My Father's World, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
God at Work, by Gene E. Veith
Where in the World is the Church?, by Michael Horton

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

 

COMMENTARY
The Foolishness of God


January 25, 2009
Creation, Fall & Redemption
What was God's original purpose for mankind, and how did that purpose change after the Fall? What are we to do now that we have been expelled from Eden? And is this banishment eternal, or is there another way back to God's presence? These questions and more will be discussed on this edition of the White Horse Inn.

RELATED ARTICLES
Does Anyone Really Know What Time it Is?, by Michael Horton
Thy Kingdom Come, by Kim Riddlebarger
Earth on Peace & Peace on Earth, by Shane Rosenthal

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Where in the World is the Church, by Michael Horton
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, by Michael Horton
God of Promise, by Michael Horton

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

COMMENTARY
Creation, Fall & Redemption


January 18, 2009
The City of God
On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts continue their discussion of the relationship between Christianity and culture, focusing in particular on Augustine's important contribution to this conversation as found in his classic work, The City of God.

RELATED ARTICLES
Augustine & Jerome, by Michael Horton
Does Anyone Really Know What Time it Is?, by Michael Horton
In God's Name, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The City of God, by Augustine
Re-Thinking Christ & Culture, by Craig Carter
Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Soular; Song: "You Taste, You Feel"

COMMENTARY
The City of God


January 11, 2009
Re-Thinking Christ & Culture
Some Christians retreat from secular culture while others attempt to influence or govern it. Which approach is more Biblical, the Amish approach or that of Constantine? That's the topic for this edition of the White Horse Inn, and joining the program for this discussion is Dr. Craig Carter, author of Re-thinking Christ & Culture: A Post-Christendom Perspective.

RELATED ARTICLES
Does Anyone Really Know What Time it Is?, by Michael Horton
Living in the Matrix, by David Wells
My Father's World, by Michael Horton

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Re-Thinking Christ & Culture, by Craig Carter
Where in the World is the Church?, by Michael Horton
Christ & Culture Revisited, by D.A. Carson

MUSIC SELECTION
Artist: Doug Powell www.dougpowell.com

COMMENTARY
Re-Thinking Christ & Culture


January 4, 2009
Christ in a Post-Christian Culture
What is the proper relationship between Christianity and culture? How does one faithfully witness to Christ in our increasingly secularized society? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts attempt to answer these questions as they introduce the new theme for 2009: "Christ in a Post-Christian Culture."

RELATED ARTICLES
This Unique Moment, by David Wells
Corinthian Distractions, by Michael Horton
Christianity & Culture, by Gene E. Veith

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
The Church in Emerging Culture, Essays by Michael Horton & Others
Christless Christianity, by Michael Horton
Letters to a Diminished Church, by Dorothy Sayers

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

COMMENTARY
Christ in a Post-Christian Culture


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.


 

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