The Lord Is My Shepherd
Why should Christians go to church if they can listen to sermons online? How are pastors to care for believers who hop from church to church and resist any authority over the self? On this program Michael Horton, Steve Parks, and Mike Brown unpack this subject by pointing out that God is the one who shepherds and guides the sheep through the means of faithful pastors, teachers, and elders.
According to the latest statistics, nine out of ten pastors don’t end up retiring as pastors, and close to 50% don’t even make it to their 5th year of ministry before changing professions. What are the causes of these alarming trends, and what can we do to create a more sustainable vision of Christian ministry? Joining Mike for this discussion is Clay Werner, author of On the Brink: Grace for the Burned-Out Pastor.
Living Into Community
As churches conform more and more to the values of the marketplace, true and lasting community is getting harder to find. Most of us don’t even know the person we’ll sit next to on Sunday morning, and few of us care. What are the essential ingredients of an authentic Christian community? Joining Michael Horton to discuss this important issue is Christine Pohl, author of Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us.
The Message & Mission of the Church
As churches have downplayed doctrines like the holiness of God, the message of the gospel has become warped and distorted. As a result, many think of Jesus more as a best friend or life coach than they do as a divine redeemer who rescues them from sin and hell. On this special conference edition of White Horse Inn, Michael Horton challenges us to get reacquainted with Christ’s original message and mission.