But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

White Horse Inn - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:00

WHI-1384 | Christianity Liberalism

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On this program, the hosts continue their discussion which began last week on the influence of the Radical Reformation. How did the theology of the Anabaptist and Pietist movements end up influencing so many forms of Protestantism, both here in America and around the...

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Saturday, 07 October 2017 17:00

WHI-1383 | The Radical Reformation

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According to a recent Pew study, 53% of American Protestants couldn’t identify Martin Luther as the one who started the Reformation, and fewer than 30% of white Evangelicals were unable identify Protestantism as the faith which embraces the doctrine of...

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1382 | Glory to God Alone

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As we have seen over the past few weeks, Scripture alone reveals that our redemption was accomplished by the work of Christ alone, and is received by grace through faith alone. In short, God gets all the credit for our salvation from start to finish. As Paul says in Rom...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1381 | Justification by Faith Alone

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Once upon a time, Protestants of every variety were identified as those who were committed to the doctrine of “justification through faith alone.” In our day, however, most Protestants are not even familiar with this doctrine. With either stern rigor or...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1380 | Grace Alone

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In the medieval church, sin was viewed as a kind of sickness that could be remedied if we reached out to take the medicine. But the Protestant Reformers sought to recover the clear teaching of Scripture that salvation “depends not on human will or exertion, but on...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1379 | Christ Alone

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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...

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Saturday, 02 September 2017 17:00

WHI-1378 | Scripture Alone

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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, today’s Protestants actually have little to be proud of as we survey the movement as a whole. The content of our messages and the shape of our worship services are largely determined by cultural...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 02:57

GTI Africa Update

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Dear Friends:

Thank you for all your support and prayers for the White Horse Inn’s second Global Theological Initiative conference in Africa! Dr. Michael Horton, Dr. Justin Holcomb and I made it safely to and from East Africa for the conference on July 13-15 (for security purposes we are not...

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Many people today make the claim that the Bible has been revised, edited, and miscopied over the centuries, and that the translations we have with us today are not at all faithful to the original manuscripts. But is this really the case?

On this program, Michael Horton...

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Many Christians in our time seem to think that church attendance is optional, particularly in an age like ours with so many online options. But is this a healthy outlook? Is it even biblical? On this program, the hosts discuss this question and offer numerous reasons...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 17:00

WHI-1375 | Is Trying to Be Good, Good Enough?

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Imagine a person standing in a courtroom and pleading before the judge, “I’m sorry, Your Honor, I tried not to steal that car!” If this wouldn’t work with a civil magistrate, why do we think it would work before the judge of all the earth? On...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 17:00

WHI-1374 | Do All Paths Lead to God?

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Religious pluralism seems to be the only perspective that is tolerated in today’s culture, while those who are “trapped” within the confines of a single religious outlook are dismissed as narrow and sectarian. But if you think about it, those who...

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When our associate editor was in seminary, one of her professors used an illustration (seen to the right) to explain the popular perception of both Reformational and mainline Christians.

It was meant to be a joke, and like all jokes, it was funny because there is a sense in which the caricature is...

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On this program, the hosts interact with a number of man-on-the-street interviews concerning the nature and meaning of faith. As they have discussed throughout this series, faith is often seen as a kind of leap in the dark. According to the surveys we’ll air on...

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In the Lutheran tradition, three names stand out above all others: Martin Luther (1483-1546), Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586), and Johann Gerhard (1582-1637). As the father of the Reformation, Luther needs no introduction, even among non-Lutherans.

Chemnitz is also well-known, primarily for his role in...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 17:00

WHI-1372 | Does Faith Conflict with Science?

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Are faith and science at odds with each other? The way the story is often told, science is empirical, rational, and objective, whereas faith is experiential, subjective, and dogmatic. While it’s certainly true that many of the world’s religions think of...

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The diagnosis is not very good: we are ignorant, guilty, and corrupt. As a litany of biblical texts reveals, we find ourselves as fallen sinners ravaged by this threefold consequence of our sins. Our foolish hearts are darkened (Rom 1:21) and our thoughts are continually evil (Gn 6:5). Our minds...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:00

WHI-1371 | Is Faith Opposed to Evidence?

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Sometimes when discussing evidence for the Christian faith, a person may respond by asking, “What room does this leave for faith?” This question actually reveals a misunderstanding of the Christian view of faith which is grounded in factual claims about the...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:24

Countdown to Reformation Day: Growing a Healthy Heart

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The image of the “nuclear” family has always been an ambiguous one for me. Of course, it’s meant to convey a picture of a centered family, anchored by a mom and a dad, with children orbiting around them as satellites, together comprising one of the basic units of society—an...

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Saturday, 08 July 2017 17:00

WHI-1370 | Is Faith A Blind Leap?

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Why do you believe the Bible? What does it mean to “believe” in the first place? Should we think of faith as a kind of blind leap or shot in the dark? If so, why have you made this particular leap, in contrast to all the other faith options? On this program,...

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Saturday, 01 July 2017 17:00

WHI-1369 | The Vanishing American Adult

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According to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, we’re currently experiencing a coming of age crisis without parallel in American history. On numerous fronts, our culture appears to be promoting what he refers to as “perpetual adolescence,” and, as a result,...

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MR: Dr. Packer, you’ve done a great deal of writing and speaking on the subject of the need for a new reformation, a new awareness of the sovereignty and grace of God in our day. How do you assess the condition of the state of evangelicalism as it presently exists, and what do you think we...

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How should we respond when someone asks, “Do you interpret the Bible literally?” This can be a little confusing at first, since the Bible isn’t a single book, but a collection of many different kinds of books written in a variety of styles such as...

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I had an extraordinary experience in my junior year of college when I was a student at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Already enthralled by the world-affirming aspects of Reformation theology, I was amazed at the cultural impact of the Reformation. While the rise...

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How are we to interpret the Bible, especially in light of the fact that there are so many different traditions, denominations, and schools of thought? Are we allowed to interpret a passage however we like, or are there some basic rules and guidelines to follow?

On this...

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