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

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...

Read more

Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:00

WHI-1436 | The Justice Mercy of God

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

Let’s face it, we all long for justice. But this longing of ours, if we’re honest, is typically focused on the really big sins of other people. It’s the evil we witness on the nightly news, not the evil lurking in the dark recesses of our own fallen...

Read more

Even in her nonfiction, Marilynne Robinson cannot escape her passion for story-telling, so her latest collection of essays and lectures, What Are We Doing Here,features three reflections on the consequences of hyperpragmatism, the importance of history as an academic discipline, and the effects of...

Read more

Monday, 08 October 2018 02:28

The Mod | Is Tim Keller A Marxist?

Written by

Of all the questions I asked myself last week, “Is Tim Keller a Marxist?” was not one I anticipated considering.   This is a charge I have heard on more than one occasion and, I am told, has recently been repeated in the aftermath of his op-ed in the New York Times.

While we...

Read more

Saturday, 06 October 2018 17:00

WHI-1435 | The Sovereignty of God

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

One of the early slogans that appeared on signs and banners during the founding of our country was the phrase: “We serve no sovereigns here.” Getting rid of tyrannical kings was a good thing, politically speaking, but what happens when this idea morphs into...

Read more

Friday, 05 October 2018 04:30

The Mod | Letter From The Editor

Written by

Since the day we mailed our first newsletter in 1986, Modern Reformation has devoted itself to the discussion of the intricate cross-sections of contemporary culture and the gospel of Jesus Christ. In that time, we’ve tackled politics, social issues, and theological movements from a...

Read more

Monday, 01 October 2018 23:48

The Mod | “How To Think” by Alan Jacobs

Written by

When NARAL Pro-Choice America decided to target pro-life pregnancy care centers at the center of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, it gave them the pejorative label of “fake women’s health centers” and created the social-media hashtag: #endthelies. I do not know what makes women...

Read more

In 2016, approximately 1,000 women contacted Emily’s List, an organization dedicated to helping women run for public office.  In 2017, that number jumped to 22,000. In 2015, 88 women were running for seats in the House of Representatives, and 19 women were running for seats in the...

Read more

Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:00

WHI-1434 | The Holiness Transcendence of God

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

We no longer live in a world in which God is conceived as being transcendent and holy. When people think about God today, they rarely conceive of him as “the Holy One of Israel,” but are more likely to think of him as a kind of buddy or friend. Though we are...

Read more

Thursday, 27 September 2018 22:00

The Mod | Hope For The Wine Mom

Written by

I’ve always had a healthy relationship with alcohol.  Growing up, my parents let me have a sip of their wine if I wanted one, and in high school, I never joined the partiers (mostly because I wasn’t popular, but also because I didn’t like beer).  I was too busy studying...

Read more

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:55

The Mod | “Holy Living” by Rowan Williams

Written by

Even a passing encounter with Rowan Williams—former Archbishop of Canterbury and current Anglican theologian of renown—leaves one struck by his ponderous erudition. Less obvious, perhaps, is his pastoral side, which we see in the application of his prodigious learning to ordinary...

Read more

You don’t have to look too far to see that there’s been a significant backlash against what’s commonly termed as ‘toxic masculinity’.  As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to reverberate through the country in every area of public life, questions about the...

Read more

Saturday, 22 September 2018 17:00

WHI-1433 | The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

Why do Christians believe in the Trinity? Is this idea really taught in Scripture, or is it a man-made idea that arose at a much later time? Does it even make sense? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts will explore the mysterious nature of God’s...

Read more

It sounds odd to say it, but I remember a time when opening my Facebook page was entertaining.  In the carefree days of university, when I’d be twenty pages into my Rationalists 101 reading, I would turn to social media for a mental break.  I’d see my friends’ status...

Read more

Sunday, 16 September 2018 22:55

The Mod | Specters of Marx

Written by

A specter is haunting the West.  The ghostly presence of Karl Marx is at once unwelcome and unexpected.

For Europeans of my generation, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the definitive end of a seemingly invincible empire.  We blithely assumed that its intellectual architects, among whom...

Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2018 17:00

WHI-1432 | History, Archaeology, the Bible

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

What can we learn about the Bible from the study of archaeology? Are there any discoveries in particular that shed light on the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth? What are we to think of skeptics who refuse to believe in the historicity of biblical stories unless...

Read more

In the aptly titled Uncomfortable, author Brett McCracken touches on a phenomenon that most churches are dealing with in some shape or form:  awkwardness. Why are people feeling discomfort in their churches, rather than right at home? Is there someone or something to blame? According to Uncomfo...

Read more

In 1981, when Ronald Reagan became president of the United States, Christians had an easy time identifying as political conservatives.  After all, Reagan checked all the boxes of movement conservatives while showing friendliness to families and churches.  He was firmly anti-Communist, a...

Read more

In 1981, when Ronald Reagan became president of the United States, Christians had an easy time identifying as political conservatives.  After all, Reagan checked all the boxes of movement conservatives while showing friendliness to families and churches.  He was firmly anti-Communist, a...

Read more

Saturday, 08 September 2018 17:00

WHI-1431 | The Four Gospels: History or Fan Fiction?

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

Are the New Testament Gospels accurate historical accounts of the life of Jesus, or are they accounts written much later that merely reflect the beliefs and legends of another time and place? Lydia McGrew attempts to answer this question by reviving a long-neglected...

Read more

The goal of a book review is to give the reader some idea whether the book is one they should read. In the case of a book in publication for as long as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, that function has been fulfilled many times over. In light of the recent Hulu series based on...

Read more

Saturday, 01 September 2018 17:00

WHI-1430 | Icon of the Gospel

Written by

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

According to J. Todd Billings, the Lord’s Supper is “a sign-action that displays the gospel and, together with the preached Word, draws us into the drama of God’s work. Through the Word preached and received in the Lord’s Supper, we encounter and...

Read more

Friday, 31 August 2018 01:44

The Mod | Interview with Truth’s Table

Written by

In 2017, Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson and Michelle Higgins hosted the first episode of Truth’s Table, a podcast created by and for black women. Their humor, enthusiasm, cultural commentary and theological insight have since innervated and invigorated the Christian community, and the...

Read more

Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Ryan T. Anderson, boldly ventures into territory few scholars dare to probe, much less challenge—the socially and politically-correct sacred space of “gender dysphoria” and transgendering.

While social conservatives will likely...

Read more

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

On the night before his arrest and crucifixion, Jesus inaugurated the new covenant by giving bread and wine to his disciples saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Lk...

Read more

Page 1 of 7