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, 02 December 2017 16:00

WHI-1391 | O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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The famous Christmas hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” reminds us each year of the deep longing and hopeful expectation for the fulfillment of all the messianic promises revealed throughout the history of the Old Testament. This Emmanuel, or “God with...

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 16:00

WHI-1390 | The Worship Service

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What should a properly-ordered church service look like? In worship, are Christians actors or spectators? Do we come to church in order to give God something, or to receive something from God? On this program, the hosts are wrapping up their series on worship as they...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:00

WHI-1389 | Body Soul

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If you poll a number of Americans on the topic of religion, you’re likely to hear many of them say that though they don’t identify with “organized religion,” they do consider themselves to be “spiritual, but not religious.” But why is...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:00

WHI-1388 | An Interview with James K.A. Smith

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Are we shaped by the theology of Scripture and the patterns of Christian worship, or by the ideas of our increasingly secular culture and the patterns, habits, and routines associated with it? While many Christians in our day seem to understand the importance of...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 17:00

WHI-1387 | Worship According to Scripture

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Many Christians today assume that worship is something we do one hour per week, but in Scripture, worship is actually a life-long activity. For example, in Romans 12 Paul says that out of gratitude for God’s mercy and grace, Christians are to worship God...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 17:00

WHI-1386 | The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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This week marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s nailing of the Ninety-Five Theses. But who was Luther and what were the problems in the church of his day that he was seeking to address?

On this program, the hosts will read and discuss excerpts from the...

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In recent years, some evangelical scholars have been drawn to the traditional Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox charge that the doctrine of justification taught by the Protestant Reformers is a novelty.

Not quite. First, the Greek verb for “to justify” means to declare righteo...

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At the heart of the Christian faith is the conviction that Christ not only died for us on the cross but also that through his death we are given eternal life. Not only did he bear the curse of our sins, but he also grants us his perfect righteousness. “The Great Exchange” is at the...

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:00

WHI-1385 | Christianity Evangelicalism

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Though evangelicals and liberals are often at each other’s throats in the culture wars, this division is best understood as a kind of sibling rivalry. Whereas liberals focus on creating our best society now, evangelicals focus on having your best life now. But...

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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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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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