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The show features a regular roundtable discussion of Christian theology and apologetics.

The show features a regular roundtable discussion of Christian theology and apologetics.
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The show features a regular roundtable discussion of Christian theology and apologetics.




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The Jewish Background to Justification

On this program, the hosts will take a look at the background to the doctrine of justification, seeing it not as some kind of revolutionary new idea invented by Christians, but rather as the fulfillment of something that had been hinted at and promised throughout the Old Testament Scriptures, and also discussed in a variety of Jewish sources in the intertestamental period. From before the time of Christ, we find a confident hope and expectation that the Lord himself will be “our...


The Doctrine of Justification & Contemporary Christianity

If the most important question we can ask is, “How can I become the person I want to be?”, the best answer might relate to a new diet plan or learning new techniques to relieve stress. But what if the most important question really is, “How can sinners like me be justified in the sight of an infinitely holy God?” On this program, the hosts will attempt to answer this question as they begin a new series that takes a deep-dive into the doctrine of justification.


Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?

Is there a war between science and the Christian faith? What percentage of scientists believe in God, and how do they approach issues related to faith and belief? Are miracles violations of natural laws that all scientists should reject? White Horse Inn producer Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with MIT professor Ian Hutchinson, author of Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?


Mystical Views of God & Salvation

Why are mystical versions of Christianity so popular in our day among academic types or popular writers and celebrities such as Rob Bell or Oprah Winfrey? What is the history of this speculative view of God, and what are the implications of this approach on the way we think about heaven, hell and ultimate redemption? Michael Horton discusses these questions with St. Louis University professor Michael McClymond, author of The Devil’s Redemption, A New History and Interpretation of Christian...


The Justice & Mercy of God

Let’s face it, we all long for justice. But this longing of ours, if we’re honest, is typically focused on the really big sins of other people. It’s the evil we witness on the nightly news, not the evil lurking in the dark recesses of our own fallen hearts that we’re really concerned about. Sure, military leaders need to be tried for their war crimes, but if God is truly just, then he needs to hold all of us accountable for lying, greed, covetousness, sexual impurity and pride. This is...


The Sovereignty of God

One of the early slogans that appeared on signs and banners during the founding of our country was the phrase: “We serve no sovereigns here.” Getting rid of tyrannical kings was a good thing, politically speaking, but what happens when this idea morphs into the rejection of all forms of sovereignty? What happens when even in Christian circles, God is no longer thought of as the high king of heaven, but as a kind of cosmic bellhop who exists to do our bidding, or to cheer us up when times...


The Holiness & Transcendence of God

We no longer live in a world in which God is conceived as being transcendent and holy. When people think about God today, they rarely conceive of him as “the Holy One of Israel,” but are more likely to think of him as a kind of buddy or friend. Though we are sometimes inspired in our worship to say “Wow!,” we are seldom induced to cry “Woe!” On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts will explore the Bible’s teaching on this crucial topic of the holiness and transcendence of God.


The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

Why do Christians believe in the Trinity? Is this idea really taught in scripture, or is it a man-made idea that arose at a much later time? Does it even make sense? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts will explore the mysterious nature of God’s self-revelation, namely that he is one in essence, and three in person.


History, Archaeology & The Bible

What can we learn about the Bible from the study of archaeology? Are there any discoveries in particular that shed light on the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth? What are we to think of skeptics who refuse to believe in the historicity of biblical stories unless they are confirmed by archaeological evidence? Michael Horton discusses these questions and more with Craig Evans, author of Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence (originally aired May 5, 2013).


The Four Gospels: History or Fan Fiction?

Are the New Testament Gospels accurate historical accounts of the life of Jesus, or are they accounts written much later that merely reflect the beliefs and legends of another time and place? Lydia McGrew attempts to answer this question by reviving a long-neglected argument concerning various “undesigned coincidences” that can be seen when comparing the Gospels with each other. On this program, WHI producer Shane Rosenthal talks with Lydia about this unique approach which she has written...


Icon of the Gospel

According to J. Todd Billings, the Lord’s Supper is “a sign-action that displays the gospel and, together with the preached Word, draws us into the drama of God’s work. Through the Word preached and received in the Lord’s Supper, we encounter and receive Jesus Christ by the Spirit. In him, we find forgiveness and new life, justification and sanctification. In him, we receive nourishment and enter into loving fellowship.” On this program, Michael Horton talks with J. Todd Billings about...


Discussing Our Differences on The Lord's Supper

On the night before his arrest and crucifixion, Jesus inaugurated the new covenant by giving bread and wine to his disciples saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Lk 22:19–20). But how are we to interpret these words? When we partake of communion, are we literally feeding on Christ’s body and blood, or is this meal simply a way to celebrate and remember all that Jesus accomplished for us? On this program,...


Discussing Our Differences on Baptism (2)

Last week we began a discussion of some of our differences on the nature of the sacraments in general, and of baptism in particular. On this program, the hosts will continue this discussion and will also address the thorny issue of baptismal regeneration. Finally, the hosts will conclude their discussion with the question as to whether Protestant churches should baptize infants. Is this merely a holdover from Catholicism, or is there a biblical warrant for this ancient practice?


Walking in Love & Faithfulness

As a result of their being chosen and adopted in Christ, Paul now instructs the Ephesians to imitate God as beloved children. In short, Christians do not become God’s children by imitating him, but rather we are first brought into his family by grace alone, and then are called to walk in light of our new identity. More than anything, therefore, thankfulness and gratitude should characterize the Christian life.


In Memoriam: An Interview with R.C. Sproul

On this bonus edition of the White Horse Inn, we're presenting a wonderful exchange that Michael Horton recorded with R.C. Sproul back in September of 2008.


Christ Alone

Many Christians in our day, whether liberal or evangelical, declare that there is hope of eternal life apart from explicit faith in Jesus Christ. In fact, according to one survey by George Barna, 35% of America’s evangelical seminary students agreed with the statement, “God will save all good people when they die, regardless of whether they’ve trusted in Christ.” On this program the hosts will discuss our need to recover the clear theology of a text such as John 14:6 in which Jesus says,...