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Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California) and host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast. He is the author of many books, including Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a co-host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California) and host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast. He is the author of many books, including Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a co-host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.
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Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California) and host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast. He is the author of many books, including Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a co-host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.

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Reaching Out in a Secular Age with Special Guest Derek Rishmawy

10/17/2019
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Episode 294 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. How are you understanding the new spirituality where people may identify as atheists or agnostics but below the surface, they are interested in astrology and crystals? 2. How do you reach the younger generations when their habits have changed, when it’s hard to get people together in a room? 3. In the past you have pointed out the...

Duration:00:24:59

Does the Bible Teach That All Creation Will Be Saved?

10/16/2019
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Episode 293 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. What does Paul mean in Romans 8:19–21 it sounds like he is saying that all creation will be saved but that can’t be right, can it? 2. We’ve recently had a handful of people show up to church that have recently been released from prison. I want to be sensitive to anything that could be triggering to them and really want to make sure they...

Duration:00:24:59

Finding the Gospel in the Book of Isaiah with Special Guest Nancy Guthrie

10/15/2019
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Episode 292 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. How important is it that when we read Isaiah that we think in terms of double fulfillment? 2. Who was Isaiah, and what is a prophet? 3. How does Jesus apply the servant passages in Isaiah to himself?

Duration:00:24:59

Can Christians Learn from Non-Biblical Literature?

10/14/2019
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Episode 291 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Is there wisdom in reading other theologians who are outside of the Biblical view just for the sake of learning from them or should we be really hesitant or cautions to read people who are outside of the biblical view of the faith in certain things? I’m not sure if we should read to learn or generally just study what we know to be...

Duration:00:24:29

My Best Friend Has Left the Faith, What Can I Do to Help?

10/11/2019
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Episode 290 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I heard you talk about grace and about laws too. I'm wondering why you both didn't talk about them in the same way. One of you landed more on grace. One of you landed on, “it’s the law too.” 2. My best friend has been one of the strongest Christians I’ve known for the past decade. She has really been through some extremely tough times...

Duration:00:24:14

How Does the Gospel Guide Parenting?

10/10/2019
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Episode 289 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I’m confused about the way the gospel should guide parenting. I know that I’m supposed to show grace, but I also worry about how to go about teaching my kids discipline. We have two boys, 6 and 8. My Dad was really firm, and I don’t think I want to be as firm as he was. He rarely hugged us or said that he cared. Thanks. 2. Is it normal...

Duration:00:25:16

Faith and Doubt with Special Guest Derek Rishmawy

10/9/2019
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Episode 288 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. My question is we often sing songs like great is thy faithfulness, praising God for never failing. But how do people know that God hasn’t failed. If people experience difficulties they say, “well Jesus said we would have to endure trials. Shall we accept good from his hand and not evil?” So, God not failing us is pretty bad. How would we...

Duration:00:24:31

Is the Lord’s Supper the Literal Body and Blood of Christ?

10/8/2019
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Episode 287 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Why were Jesus’ disciples surprised that he had to die if Isaiah 53 clearly teaches that the Messiah would be a suffering servant? 2. What does it mean to be created in the image of God? A college professor brought this up in a class on Hebrew Bible but didn’t really explain it. He just told us that it had something to do with ancient...

Duration:00:24:23

Should We Use Creeds and Confessions?

10/7/2019
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Episode 286 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I grew up in a very dysfunctional church. They encouraged "dancing like David danced", prophesying, speaking in tongues, being "slain in the Spirit", and that the purpose of going to church was to serve. I've learned the truth now, but it's sad that I was a member of that church for 20 years. It's been a challenge to un-learn those...

Duration:00:24:35

Can a Person Be Saved without Hearing the Gospel?

10/4/2019
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Episode 285 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Why do you think we don’t see many miracles today? Is it a lack of faith? Is it because the church has become too institutionalized? 2. I struggle with many of the later Psalms in the 100’s that deal with joy and praise. I tend to identify more with psalms that express prayers of hope or psalms that question God. How can I learn to...

Duration:00:24:42

Why are Millennials and Generation Z Leaving the Church?

10/3/2019
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Episode 284 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. You have pointed out the importance of listening to millennials. Often when people speak about difference among generations there are a lot of misconceptions. Why do you think listening is important?

Duration:00:24:42

At What Point Do Doubts Prove that We Aren’t Really Believers?

10/2/2019
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Episode 283 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. When interpreting the Bible, is there only one correct interpretation for the passage? 2. How do we know if our faith is true, if we really believe in God? At what point do doubts prove that we aren’t really believers? 3. How do we understand Psalm 51 where David prays, “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your...

Duration:00:24:29

Has Sin Corrupted Our Souls?

10/1/2019
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Episode 282 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Considering first that human beings are made in the image of God and that the world is corrupted by sin does that corruption effect all of us, even our soul or spirit or is sin only about the physical world? 2. How do we love people who want nothing to do with us? 3. I'm calling about forgiveness. I grew up in an abuse home. And my mom...

Duration:00:24:23

Does a Stronger Faith Lead to a More Blessed Life?

9/30/2019
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Episode 281 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Can you explain John 17:22 where Jesus prays that we would be one with him even as he is one with the Father? 2. Would the second commandment exclude making any images of the humanity of Christ? I would have to think that the incarnation of Christ at least casts this into a somewhat different light since the human nature of Christ was...

Duration:00:24:59

What is Biblical Theology?

9/27/2019
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Episode 280 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. In your first chapter you begin with creation and cover the themes of the garden and the wilderness in the Bible. Can you give us a structure of your book? 2. What is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil all about and what’s its significance in the story?

Duration:00:24:59

Where Does the Bible Teach that Jesus is God?

9/26/2019
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Episode 279 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Where in the Bible does it teach that Jesus is God and not just the son of God? 2. Could you explain to us Hebrews 2.15? It doesn’t seem to me that in our unregenerate state we have a fear of death, perhaps physical death, but not separation from God. If you can just explain that a little bit, I would so much appreciate it 3. In John...

Duration:00:24:59

Does God Want Christians to Give up their Earthly Possessions?

9/25/2019
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Episode 278 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. Why does Paul often begin his letters with long introductions? 2. Why did God create a world where he knew Adam and Eve would sin and that people would suffer? 3. If I have doubts does that mean God has taken his Holy Spirit from me? 4. Jesus said to sell all his possessions and give them to the poor. Was Jesus only saying this to test...

Duration:00:24:59

Does the Bible Teach that Heaven Will Ultimately Be Destroyed?

9/24/2019
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Episode 277 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. I’m confused about the unpardonable sin. How does it fit with Jesus saying that whoever comes to me, I will not cast out? It seems like the gospel is offered to everyone without exception but if you commit the unpardonable sin, where does that leave you? 2. Should we think of Jesus’ ministry of miracles and healings as just proving that...

Duration:00:24:59

Are Christians Required to Tithe?

9/23/2019
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Episode 276 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. My church asked me if I want to give my testimony. I want to but I’m a bit nervous and don’t really want to talk too much about my past partly because somethings are embarrassing and I’m not sure all of it is important or helpful for people to know. What do you think is most important in giving a testimony? 2. I'm new to Christianity and...

Duration:00:24:59

Should Christians Believe in Dinosaurs and Cavemen?

9/20/2019
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Episode 275 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Key questions answered in today's show: 1. How can Christians, that believe in the creation story, explain dinosaurs and cavemen when we have evidence to prove they existed? 2. I grew up in a Christian home, accepted Christ, got baptized, and attend church regularly. I used to get up at 5 am and spend time with God and our relationship was awesome, but our house burned down....

Duration:00:24:59