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

Apologetic Report - White Horse Inn
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:00

WHI-1355 | Sin Grace in the Christian Life

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How should we think about sin and repentance in a life of Christian discipleship? Do Christians continue to struggle with sin or is it possible to live a victorious Christian life? On this program the hosts will discuss what it means to be simultaneously justified and...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:00

WHI-1354 | Sin Grace

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We are continuing our conversation concerning Original Sin. Sin is the necessary backdrop to the wondrous message of grace that has appeared in Christ. If we are to make sense of anything Jesus said or did, we must understand how grace relates to sin.

In his conversation...

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Many of us were raised to believe that we had all the answers (whatever they were) and that Roman Catholicism believes in Mary and the pope rather than in Jesus and the Bible, in salvation by works rather than grace. And yet, as the surveys demonstrate, we didn’t really know what we believed...

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:00

WHI-1353 | What Are the Effects of Original Sin?

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How do we relate the sin of Adam to humanity? Why are we guilty for something we did not do? How is this just? Are children born with original guilt and corruption, or does Scripture teach that there is an age of accountability? What did Augustine, Pelagius, or Arminius...

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For vast numbers of people, Roman Catholicism is the religion of choice. Rome can be attractive for a wide variety of reasons. The most significant is familial, people born into and persevering in the Roman Church. But other attractions of various sorts can be readily found: theological,...

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Saturday, 04 March 2017 16:00

WHI-1352 | What is Original Sin?

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Why is there so much evil and corruption in the world? Why do children need to be taught to behave, whereas disobedience and naughtiness come rather naturally? What exactly is sin, where does it come from, and how does it relate to our view of God’s mercy and...

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The following is a Reader’s Digest version of what led Martin Luther to the discovery of the gospel. It introduces Luther’s upbringing, education, and life as a monk before turning to the nature of the gospel he discovered in the writings of St. Paul.

Luther’s Upbringing

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:00

WHI-1351 | Same-Sex Attraction

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What should we think about the issue of same-sex attraction? Is it essentially the same as being gay? How does the issue of sexual preference relate to our identity as Christians, and how are we to talk about our differences with others in a world that is increasingly...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:44

Countdown to Reformation Day: Soli Deo Gloria

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Finally, we had arrived. It had been a long bus ride, but just as the fog lifted we arrived at the entrance to the old city of Heidelberg, Germany. Marvelously preserved Baroque buildings spoke of a time when people were concerned about beauty and dignity, not just function and practical use.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017 00:00

WHI-1350 | Discipleship Discipline

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What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? What kind of disciples do these stories and doctrines create? How should the gospel counter-form us into a discipleship that is following Christ’s call on our...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:00

Countdown to Reformation Day: Solus Christus

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Over the last few weeks, we have been taking a look at the major slogans of the Protestant Reformation. In the 16th century, this movement recovered the clarity of the gospel for future generations and launched evangelical churches around the world.

We have also seen how the Protestant Reformation...

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 00:00

WHI-1349 | From Doxology to Discipleship

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What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? What kind of disciples do these stories and doctrines create? How should the gospel and our liturgical practices form us into a discipleship that is following...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:42

Countdown to Reformation Day: Sola Fide

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What is faith? Is faith merely a feeling that we have about God, or is faith based upon our knowledge of God? And how much faith is enough? How much faith does it take to save us? Are we saved because we have faith, or instead is faith perhaps better understood as trust in the saving benefits of...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 00:00

WHI-1348 | A Life of Doxology Praise

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As contemporary Christians have become increasingly detached from both the drama of Scripture and its doctrinal significance, our praise has shifted from a focus on God and his glory to our individual worship experiences. Yet we are not only called to gather once a week...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:28

Countdown to Reformation Day: Sola Gratia

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The story is told of a man who slipped off the edge of a cliff. About halfway down, a huge branch was sticking out of a solid rock, and the man managed to break his fall and save his life. But after a few seconds, the guy began to realize that he still had a problem – how to get back up onto...

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Sunday, 29 January 2017 00:00

WHI-1347 | From Doctrine to Doxology

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Everyone has an intricate belief system that takes some kind of faith and leads us to worship. Each belief system, whether secular or religious, is rooted in some kind of narrative or story that ends up forming a person’s core values, goals, and habits. As we have...

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 18:48

Countdown to Reformation Day: Sola Scriptura

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His students at Yale during the fifties were fairly familiar with the Bible, in fact, says Lynbeck, the children of agnostics in the fifties at Yale were more Biblically literate than the children of fundamentalists today. The lack of familiarity with scripture in our own day, according to Lynbeck,...

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 00:00

WHI-1346 | How Our Beliefs Shape Us

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According to the doctrines of nihilism, nothing at all is sacred. In fact, nothing really matters except that which gives momentary pleasure or excitement. Christianity, on the other hand, starts with a completely different premise. This world is God’s world, and...

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Over the course of this miniseries on Recovering the Lost Tools of Discipleship, we’ve focused on the skills and practices that are required for growing up into Christ.  But discipleship isn’t just any school with just any curriculum.  Paul lamented in Romans 10 that his...

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Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:00

WHI-1345 | From Drama to Doctrine

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On this program the hosts are continuing our new series, taking a look at how the drama gives birth to the doctrines we are to believe. As they unpack these key concepts, they’ll help us to see that every belief system is rooted in some kind of narrative or story...

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Why was there a Reformation? What was the church like just before the Reformation took place? Why did the Reformation have to happen? By looking at these questions we can begin to gain some understanding of our own situation today.

One of the reasons why the Reformation happened, is that there was a...

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Sunday, 08 January 2017 00:00

WHI-1344 | The Greatest Story Ever Told

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The Bible did not fall down from heaven as a sourcebook for spirituality, personal life-lessons, or even as a collection of doctrines. Rather, it should primarily be understood as a report of an unfolding drama that took place in real space and time history that...

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Why do we need a new Reformation? What was so special about the Reformation in the first place that makes a second one so worthwhile? Through the middle ages, Christianity became entangled with the vines of superstition, ignorance, and spiritual lethargy—the same thing we see all around us...

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Sunday, 01 January 2017 00:00

WHI-1343 | Finding Yourself in God’s Story

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What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? When we discover ourselves in God’s story, we come to understand that God is with us through pain and pleasure, confusion and confidence, doubt and dependence....

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Christmas is the time in which we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). But this same Word, who was God and was also with God (Jn 1:1-2), actually made a number of appearances throughout...

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