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

Humans have an innate desire to be respected and treated in a dignified manner.  When we perceive that we have been slighted or ignored, our response is to become incensed or defiant. We search for ways to regain our dignity and rally together with our fellow sufferers when the forces we face...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 16:00

WHI-1444 | He Shall Sprinkle Many Nations

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In verse 15 of Isaiah 52, we’re told that the suffering servant “will sprinkle many nations.” What’s interesting is that this word “sprinkle” is the same one we find in Leviticus 16:14 which speaks of sacrificial blood being...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 00:00

WHI-0 | An Interview with Senator Ben Sasse (WHI Bonus)

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Let’s face it, most of us have few deep and meaningful friendships, and we end up spending much more time “alone together” via electronic media. Whether we find ourselves scanning our social media feed, or watching our favorite cable news program,...

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:45

The Mod | “Provocations” by Camille Paglia

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Two particular events have shaped my approach to writing: the first was a lecture I attended as a schoolboy in the early 1980s, given by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame.  The topic was not dead parrots or the unexpected nature of the Spanish Inquisition but Chaucer’s...

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For nearly three decades, Camille Paglia, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has been one of America’s most controversial and consistent public intellectuals.  Her writings have covered topics ranging from Aeschylus to Madonna; from...

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 16:00

WHI-1443 | The Suffering Servant

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On this program, the hosts will begin a new series that seeks to explore the Bible’s amazing prophecy from Isaiah 52 and 53. In this text, written over half a millennium before the time of Christ, Israel’s Messiah is not described as a life coach, or social...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 23:58

The Mod | “The Incendiaries” by R. O. Kwon

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“Most would-be Christians, he said, insist too much on faith.  But all God looks to find in us is desire.  If we want him, belief spills in.  It rises to His level, and it will fill the void.  Isn’t that right, Lord.  Real faith isn’t about laws, moral...

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Debates about the distinctions between male and female lie at the heart of much political discussion in the USA today, so it is not surprising to find that John Piper was recently asked whether gender roles apply outside of marriage.  Many pastors will have faced the same; and it was...

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Saturday, 24 November 2018 16:00

WHI-1442 | Imputation: The Heart of Justification

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At the heart of the Protestant view of justification by faith alone is the doctrine of an imputed righteousness. But does the Bible actually teach that we are declared righteous on the basis of Christ’s work on our behalf? Also, some argue that this view of...

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America is fractured. A divided land.

America is distracted. A land of novelty.

America is lonely. A home for none.

We are a people given over to loneliness, obsessed with technological marvels, distracted by the same devices at which we marvel, and utterly divided on an array of economic, social, and...

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“When were you saved?”  Many Protestants who ask that question might be as flummoxed as traditional Roman Catholics by the Reformers’ answer, roughly paraphrased: “On Easter weekend, around AD 33.”  Strictly speaking, we are not justified by faithany more...

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 16:00

WHI-1441 | Did Jesus Teach Justification by Faith Alone?

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Sometimes Christians will say things like, “I’m not interested in all those heavy doctrines that Paul talks about. I’m only interested in the simple teachings of Jesus.” But did Paul reshape the Christian message, or was he actually a faithful...

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The rather pathetic truth about our adolescent obsessions with social media, digital distractions, apps galore, podcasts, gaming, entertainment programming and the like, has come to light in a number of national stories about familial denouement, altered neural pathways, and stunted societal...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 04:07

The Mod | Should We Care About Justification?

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In response to the Black Death of 1348-50, the Church of England called for weeks of special prayers and fasting.  However, in the 1980s, the church called for more government funding for medical research.  Drawing on this example, sociologist Steve Bruce explains, “individualism,...

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:00

WHI-1440 | The Jewish Background to Justification

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On this program, the hosts will take a look at the background to the doctrine of justification, seeing it not as some kind of revolutionary new idea invented by Christians, but rather as the fulfillment of something that had been hinted at and promised throughout the...

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Can women podcast with men? Aimee Byrd was forced to consider this question when she joined her two male co-hosts on the Mortification of Spin podcast. Listeners warned that she “was an affair waiting to happen, a possible career ender, perhaps Satan’s strategy to bring down another...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 02:07

The Mod | Should We Open Congress With Prayer?

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Civil religion is thick in America. “God” is on our money, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Declaration of Independence. We regularly ask him to bless America at ball games, and every session of the U.S. House and Senate opens with a prayer.

A few years ago, the question of civil...

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If the most important question we can ask is, “How can I become the person I want to be?”, the best answer might relate to a new diet plan or learning new techniques to relieve stress. But what if the most important question really is, “how can sinners...

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The past year’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation have rightly focused on the achievements of the reformers and how the modern church should build on their labors.  While it’s good to remember the faithful work of our fathers in the faith, we...

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After 25 years of working in the art world, I remain fascinated by the sheer absurdity and vulnerability of a life devoting to loading a paint brush with smelly, messy pigments and smearing them along a scrap of canvas with the belief and hope that it will become more than the sum of its materials...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 17:00

WHI-1438 | Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?

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Is there a war between science and the Christian faith? What percentage of scientists believe in God, and how do they approach issues related to faith and belief? Are miracles violations of natural laws that all scientists should reject? White Horse Inn producer Shane...

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“….she knew and cared nothing about God’s love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.”

L.M. Montgomery,Anne of Green Gables

 

A few months ago, Mark Wahlberg posted his daily schedule on Instagram—beginning with prayer at...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 03:55

The Mod | What It Means To Love Your Neighbor

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However complicated the genealogy of modern morals might be, it seems a sad but unavoidable conclusion that all the nuances and subtleties of thousands of years of ethical reflection on the human condition have culminated in a morality that increasingly operates in terms of two simple categories:...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:00

WHI-1437 | Mystical Views of God Salvation

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Why are mystical versions of Christianity so popular in our day among academic types or popular writers and celebrities such as Rob Bell or Oprah Winfrey? What is the history of this speculative view of God, and what are the implications of this approach on the way we...

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Hector Macdonald’s recent book, Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality, is ruthless in its timeliness. Over the past several years, a blend of technology, political events, and social change has attenuated the gatekeepers of knowledge and subjected us to a deluge of...

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