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

Terry Eagleton is my favourite Marxist critic, though I must add that the competition for that title is less than fierce. His status as such rests upon the clarity of his prose, the elegance of his wit, the breadth of his learning, a sense of self-parody (sadly a rare commodity among radicals of...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 17:00

WHI-1427 | Discussing Our Differences on Baptism (1)

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on the ministry of word and sacrament and on this program, we’ll be specifically looking at the sacrament of baptism. It is not only a means of grace but also a rite of initiation. In his epistle to the Ephesians,...

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“For years, I’ve believed that finding rest comes from both simultaneously learning to let go and keeping your act together.” Christians from many backgrounds and seasons of life will likely identify with Hannah Anderson’s paradoxical admission. Yet this uneasy balance...

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In American society, the belief that a husband is called to provide for his wife is quickly becoming an ideal of the past. With the rise of the new feminism movement, women are throwing off the “shackles” of expecting their spouses to take care of them and are stepping into the role...

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 17:00

WHI-1426 | Spreading the Word

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On this program, the hosts will be taking a brief survey of the book of Acts in order to see what the ministry of Word and sacrament should look like in actual practice. By examining Peter’s inaugural sermon on the day of Pentecost, what we discover is that the...

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The two ends of the political spectrum have long disagreed, but since the 2016 election, that disagreement has evolved into distrust and resentment.  As public discourse and perception of reality continues to fracture along partisan and ideological lines, the need for socially-engaged...

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 17:00

WHI-1425 | What is the Purpose of a Sermon?

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Many people today confuse preaching with therapy, seeing Jesus as a kind of life coach who gives us “be happy attitudes” to help us cope with life’s disappointments, along with practical principles for self-transformation. Others view preaching as a...

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The Apostle Paul wrote that “the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18). Today, however, it is not only the content of our gospel that is considered foolish, but also the...

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When I graduated from university, I’d incurred a substantial amount of debt and had been sexually active, so I wasn’t unaware that certain serious conversations were going to be had if I ever met someone I wanted to marry. It flitted in and out of the forefront of my mind during my...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:00

WHI-1423 | The Ministry of Word Sacrament

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Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus didn’t give his followers any instructions for creating amazing worship experiences. He also didn’t inform them as to how they could go about transforming culture, or the various steps they could take to have their best...

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 17:00

WHI-1422 | God's Hospitality Grace

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The entire Christian message can be understood through the lens of gift-giving. At its heart, the Bible is the story of God’s gracious and sacrificial giving of himself in order to rescue his fallen and rebellious creation. “In this is love, not that we have...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 17:00

WHI-1421 | Radically Ordinary Hospitality

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In Romans 12:13 Paul instructs Christians to “contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” So what does it mean to show hospitality, and why is this particular way of both expressing our faith and interacting with our neighbors so...

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:00

WHI-1420 | Unity Diversity in the Body of Christ

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For the past few decades, many contemporary churches have learned to scratch us where we itch. Like hip-hop music? Try this new hip-hop church. Prefer country music? Try this cowboy church instead. But in the quest for relevance, have churches of this kind ended up...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 17:00

WHI-1419 | Race, Ethnicity, the Great Commission

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In Revelation 5:9 we’re told that by his blood, Jesus “ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” But do our churches reflect this amazing truth, or does Sunday morning continue to be the most racially segregated hour...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 17:00

WHI-1418 | Christianity in North South Korea

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What is it like to be a Christian in North Korea where believers are persecuted for their faith? How does their experience differ from those living in prosperous South Korea? How do the cultural forces of totalitarianism on the one hand and consumerism and secularism on...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 04:09

The Church and Cultural Power

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A recent article by Douglas MacKinnon on the Fox News website asked an interesting question: “How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?” I must stress at the outset that I share MacKinnon’s love for (and concern about) religious freedom and the manner in which it is under...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 17:00

WHI-1417 | Seeing Jesus in the Psalms

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How are we to read and profit from the Book of Psalms? Is it simply a collection of 150 poems randomly thrown together, or is there some kind of order and structure to the book as a whole? What are the unifying themes of this book, and how does it speak of the person...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 17:00

WHI-1416 | Christianity The Culture of Marketing

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In today’s consumer culture, the customer is king. But do all our consumer preferences end up determining our identity? Are we merely the sum of our choices? And what if it turns out that many of our preferences have been formed and shaped by a culture of...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 17:00

WHI-1415 | A Rhetoric of Love

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Too often in our media-saturated culture, political opponents are invited to spar with each other on radio and television news segments, not in order to actually work through their differences, but instead as almost a kind of blood-sport. The fact that these exchanges...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 17:00

WHI-1414 | The Way of the Lamb

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Though a “Word and sacrament” ministry appears to be the main point of Jesus’ Great Commission, it does not appear to be the thing most churches are known for in our time. Why is it that contemporary churches often become so focused on growing their...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 17:00

WHI-1413 | Sexy

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According to Jeff Mallinson, we’ve lost the art of being sexy. Sure, we’ve got plenty of casual sex, porn, and sexual liberation to go around, but none of that ultimately satisfies. All that stuff, he says, lacks the joy of transcendence, flirtation,...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:00

WHI-1412 | What Is Spiritual Warfare?

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Modern Christians often fall to one of two extremes. Either they basically ignore the Bible’s warnings about the hostile “spiritual forces,” or they are overly obsessed with them, seeing demons hiding under every rock.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 17:00

WHI-1411 | A New Way to Think About Work Family

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On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts begin a discussion of Ephesians 6 as Paul outlines the proper roles for Christian parents and children.

While many today leave religious instruction to their church’s youth program, Paul teaches that it is the...

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:00

WHI-1410 | Applying the Gospel to Our Relationships

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On this program, the hosts resume their verse by verse discussion of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, picking up midway through chapter 5. The focus of the conversation centers on Paul’s discussion of the relationship between husbands and wives, as an analogy...

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Saturday, 07 April 2018 17:00

WHI-1409 | An Interview with Steve Baugh

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On this program, Michael Horton talks with his colleague, Dr. Steve Baugh, professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California, about his recent commentary on the book of Ephesians. In addition to providing a great deal of background information relating to...

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