White Horse Inn

By Michael Horton & Shane Rosenthal

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Stuart
 Mar 22, 2019
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Do all paths lead to God? Is the Bible history or mythology? Are we saved by grace or good works? Featuring panelists from a variety of Christian traditions, this program seeks to answer questions like these by paying close attention to the text of Scripture in its original historical context. If you want to better understand what you believe and why you believe it, subscribe to this podcast!

Episode Date
WHI Classic: The Great Awakening
29:15

Who were Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield, and what did they believe about the doctrines of grace? How did their views differ from the later revivalist, Charles Finney? On this program this hosts will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of America's First and Second Great Awakenings (originally aired 06-11-95).

Sep 18, 2019
I Am the Vine
31:41

What is the Old Testament background to the imagery Jesus uses in John chapter 15 regarding the vine, and what does this imagery reveal to us about Jesus’ identity and mission, or our union with him? And what is the point Jesus made when he said, “Already you are clean because of the word I have spoken to you”? How are we made clean by Christ’s declarative word? On this program, the hosts will attempt to answer these questions and more as they look at chapter 15 of John’s Gospel.

Sep 15, 2019
WHI Classic: Charles Finney & Evangelicalism
27:50

What's wrong with American Evangelicalism? Why are so many Evangelical churches in our day so obsessed with experience, and why is it so rare to hear clear presentations of the doctrine of justification by an imputed righteousness? On this episode of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will take a look at the influence of Charles Finney, one of the leaders of the Second Great Awakening (originally aired 11-6-94).

Sep 11, 2019
The Spirit of Truth
29:33

In his upper room discourse, Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as “another advocate.” Why is this significant, and how does it relate to the theme of John’s Gospel as a whole? Also, many people in our day associate the work of the Spirit with ecstatic experiences or that tingly feeling you get during worship, but in this section of John’s Gospel Jesus refers to him as “the Spirit of truth.” How should we think about the person and work of the Holy Spirit in our own time and place? The hosts will discuss these and other questions as they continue their discussion of John 14.

Sep 08, 2019
WHI Classic: Present Shock
26:32

According to media and technology writer Douglas Rushkoff, “Our society has reoriented itself to the present moment. Everything is live, real time, and always-on. It’s not a mere speeding up, however much in our lifestyles and technologies have accelerated the rate at which we attempt to do things. It’s more of a diminishment of anything that isn’t happening right now.” Michael Horton talks with Douglas about his new book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, and asks him to apply his thesis to the world of contemporary Christianity with it’s emphasis on having your best life now (originally aired 10-19-14).

Sep 04, 2019
I Am the Way
30:47

Many people today seem to think that Jesus was a groovy teacher whose ultimate mission was to teach the Golden Rule. Others say he came to show us the way to the good life—how we can all achieve our best life now. But what are we to do with Jesus’ words when he says, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”? On this program the hosts will discuss the Old Testament background to these words and will discuss the profound theological significance of this claim as well as other statements that we find in chapter 14 of John’s Gospel.

Sep 01, 2019
WHI-Classic: Questions of Faith, Part 4
26:04

What do today’s college students think of Jesus or the Bible? What do they think about churches in our day and why have some of them abandoned their faith? The hosts will discuss these issues as they interact with the views and opinions of today’s college students in the fourth and final program on Questions of Faith (originally aired 04-28-13).

Aug 28, 2019
The Betrayal
27:06

Jesus was not only despised and rejected by the Judaean authorities, but as we see in John 13, he was also betrayed by one of his twelve disciples. And yet, though all this was written about in advance by the prophets, John tells us that Jesus was deeply troubled by Judas’ actions, particularly in that it set in motion a chain of events that would eventually lead to his crucifixion. Nevertheless, it was for this hour that Jesus ultimately came into the world.

Aug 25, 2019
WHI-Classic: Questions of Faith, Part 3
26:07

Are all religions basically the same? Why should a person choose Christianity as opposed to other faith traditions? Is evolution compatible with Christianity? Are miracles impossible? Joined once again by Greg Koukl, we will discuss these questions and more as they continue to interact with a number of "on-the-street" interviews recorded at a University of California campus(originally aired 04-21-13).

Aug 21, 2019
The Servant Leader
29:01

What lessons should we draw from the fact that Jesus washed his disciples feet? How did people think about foot washing in the ancient world, and why was it necessary in the first place? The hosts will discuss the fascinating cultural background to this scene which helps to shed light both on the significance of Jesus’ actions, and what it means for us today. On this program the hosts arrive at chapter 13 in their year-long series on The Gospel of John.

Aug 18, 2019
WHI-Classic: Questions of Faith, Part 2
32:37

If there is no God, and matter is all there is, then how can we account for order and design in the universe? How are we to account for morality if we are nothing more than matter in motion? We recently asked a number of college students several questions like these. On this program the hosts will listen to and interact with their answers. Joining the panel again is Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason (originally aired 04-14-13).

Aug 14, 2019
Who Has Believed Our Report?
34:09

If Jesus really was the Jewish messiah, then why did his own people end up rejecting him? Well, as we have seen throughout the Gospel of John, though Jesus was ultimately rejected by the Judaean authorities (Jn. 1:11), many Jews in his day did end up believing in him (Jn. 7:31, 8:30, 10:42, etc.). But as we’ll see on this program, the fact that the messiah would end up being despised and rejected was actually something that the prophet Isaiah described centuries in advance.

Aug 11, 2019
WHI-Classic: Questions of Faith, Part 1
36:42

Most people in our day tend to think of religious faith as a blind leap, something that’s opposed to reason and rationality. Though that may be true for many religions, is this true of the Christian faith? Joining the panel to discuss this issue is Greg Koukl, author of Tactics and Faith is Not Wishing (originally aired 04-07-13).

Aug 07, 2019
The Triumphal Entry
28:33

What is the significance of the fact that Christ made his triumphal procession into Jerusalem in humility, riding on a donkey? What do Jesus’ actions on this occasion tell us about himself and the kingdom he came to inaugurate? Also, what Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in this important scene? Join us as the hosts discuss these questions and more as they work their way through chapter 12 of the Gospel of John.

Aug 04, 2019
WHI Classic: Keeping our Kids, Part 2
27:44

On this program, Michael Horton continues his conversation with Greg Koukl and Brett Kunkle about the importance of preparing our youth for a life of faith in a secular age. Not only should they be taught what they believe and why, but before they leave home, they should also be given some basic training in how to communicate their faith, and how to answer those with opposing points of view (originally aired 05-25-14).

Jul 31, 2019
Jesus’ Death Foretold
30:44

After Lazarus has been raised from the dead, many people begin to believe that Jesus may actually be the Messiah. But this does not sit well with the Jerusalem authorities who begin to fear how the Romans might respond to all this. So Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, argued that it would actually be better that one man should die for the people, rather than that the whole nation should perish. On this episode, the hosts will discuss the significance of this statement and its implications on both the dating of the fourth Gospel and the nature of prophecy itself.

Jul 28, 2019
WHI Classic: Keeping Our Kids, Part 1
27:10

On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks with Greg Koukl and Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason about various strategies of passing the faith on to the next generation. In particular, Brett discusses his own crisis of faith during his first semester of college, and how that crisis ended up affecting his unique approach toward youth ministry (originally aired 05-18-14).

Jul 24, 2019
I Am the Resurrection & the Life
32:39

Because the resurrection of Lazarus is not recorded in any of the other Gospels, some have argued that it should be rejected as a kind of fictional element that John has included in his account of the Jesus story. But is this a reasonable hypothesis? On this program, the hosts will discuss some of the fascinating similarities between John chapter 11 and a parable that Jesus tells in Luke 16. They’ll also discuss the theological implications of Jesus’ ability to give life to the dead.

Jul 21, 2019
WHI Classic: Youth Ministry in Crisis
36:17

According to the most conservative estimates, over 60 percent of those raised in evangelical homes end up leaving church at age 18. In some cases the estimates range as high as 90 percent. So what are we doing wrong? Why are we failing to pass the faith on the next generation, and what should churches and parents do to address this crisis? To help answer these questions, we'll talk with Christian Smith, J.I. Packer, Thomas Bergler, and others (originally aired 05-04-14).

Jul 17, 2019
My Sheep Hear My Voice
32:38

Why is it that some respond positively to the voice of the Good Shepherd while others do not? The explanation that Jesus himself gives in John chapter 10 is that at the end of the day, his sheep are the ones who hear his voice and that those who persist in unbelief are not among his sheep. What are the implications of this message on grace and free will? Are these new ideas or are they rooted in concepts taught throughout the Old Testament? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Justin Holcomb, author of On the Grace of God.

Jul 14, 2019
WHI Classic: Soli Deo Gloria
31:31

What does it mean to glorify God, and why did the Reformers make such a fuss about glorifying him alone? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts, along with Dr. James Montgomery Boice, conclude their series on the slogans of the Reformation (originally aired 10-31-93).

Jul 10, 2019
I Am the Good Shepherd
29:50

On this program, the hosts arrive at John chapter 10 as Jesus claims to be the Good Shepherd. But when we compare this claim to various Old Testament promises, we see that this is actually another clear reference to Jesus’ divinity, since Yahweh himself is frequently described as the shepherd of Israel. Furthermore, Jesus says that he—unlike all the unfaithful shepherds throughout Israel’s long history—has ultimately come to lay down his life for his sheep.

Jul 07, 2019
WHI Classic: The Priesthood of All Believers
30:20

Many Christians today think that their secular vocations are less spiritual than “full-time Christian ministry.”  What is the proper view of mission and vocation? On this program, the hosts discuss these questions as they unpack the Reformation slogan:  “The priesthood of all believers" (originally aired 10-24-93).

Jul 03, 2019
The Truth Will Set You Free
34:00

In chapter 8 of John’s Gospel, Jesus says, “If you abide in my word you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” But are churches in our time known for their love of truth? Are we really making disciples who abide in Jesus’ words, or merely entertaining consumers with feel-good messages and upbeat worship? That’s what’s on tap for this edition of the program as we present a classic White Horse Inn panel discussion of chapters 8 and 9 of the Gospel of John (originally aired February 17, 2013).

Jun 30, 2019