Podcast

White Horse Inn

Do all paths lead to God? Is the Bible history or mythology? Are we saved by grace or good works? Featuring conversations with Christians from a variety traditions, this program is designed to give you a better understanding of what you believe and why you believe it.

Episodes

  • Gospel-Focused

    Jan 13 2021

    There is a lot of talk these days about “living the gospel” or “being the gospel,” as if we ourselves are the good news. Some even say that the church is an extension of Christ’s incarnation, as if Jesus came to provide the moral example or template for us to complete. There is only one redeemer and head of the church. To him alone all authority is given in heaven and on earth. On this program, the hosts encourage us to put the focus back on Christ and his gospel as they continue their new year ...more

  • Promise, Law, Faith

    Jan 10 2021

    In Genesis, Abraham was told that in his seed, all the nations would be blessed. So why then did God later command the Israelites to be separate from the nations? In Galatians, Paul argues that the Mosaic covenant was a temporary Gentile-excluding covenant that served to guard the Abrahamic promise until the true seed, Jesus Christ, fulfilled all righteousness. On this program, Shane Rosenthal continues his conversation with T. David Gordon, author of Promise, Law, Faith: Covenant-Historical Rea...more

  • The Gospel Commission

    Jan 06 2021

    On this edition of the program, the hosts discuss The Great Commission. In this important mission statement, Jesus does not begin with the imperative, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...” Rather, he first tells his disciples that, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Christ has already accomplished redemption, therefore the great commission is not a plan for us to execute or an ideal toward which we strive. We are not extensions of the incarnation, and our ...more

  • The New Perspective on Paul

    Jan 03 2021

    Scholars such as James Dunn and N.T. Wright have argued that both Old and New Testament saints were members of one and the same covenant and that believers are justified on the basis of their faithfulness to that covenant. But is this what the Apostle Paul really taught? Shane Rosenthal discusses this important issue with T. David Gordon, author of Promise, Law, Faith: Covenant-Historical Reasoning in Galatians. –––––––––––––––––––––– Become a partner and you will receive all of the White Horse ...more

  • What’s Going on at White Horse Inn?

    Dec 30 2020

    On this special edition of the program, White Horse Inn founder Michael Horton and president Mark Green discuss their goals and objectives for the coming year and get us caught up on all that’s happening within the organization as a whole.

  • Social Media, Technology, & Cultural Decline

    Dec 27 2020

    Has smartphone technology changed the way we live and relate to others? Is there a relationship between social media usage and increased suicide rates among teens and preteens? How do images and short video clips affect the way we think about news stories and the world around us? On this program, Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with T. David Gordon, who teaches a course on “media ecology” at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. __________________________ November of 2020 marked...more

  • Christ The Holy Temple

    Dec 23 2020

    In the second chapter of John’s Gospel, people come to Jesus asking for a sign, and Jesus responded by saying, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up,” referring to the temple of his body. What this means is that he was the true temple, the true location of God’s holy presence with his people, which was prefigured throughout Israel’s history as a tabernacle or temple. On this program, the hosts will explore this theme of God dwelling with his people (originally aired 12-04-16...more

  • Appearances of Christ Before His Incarnation

    Dec 20 2020

    Christmas is the time we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14). But as it turns out, this same Word, who was with God and was God (Jn 1:1-2), actually made a number of appearances throughout Israel’s history. On this episode, the hosts will take a look at these “theophanies” or manifestations of God in human or angelic form as they conclude their series on The Incarnation (originally aired 12-25-16). _____________________________ Nove...more

  • The Word Made Flesh

    Dec 16 2020

    Christianity is the religion of a book, and this particular book contains a good deal of words to be read, reflected upon, and applied. But God's word contains more than instructions on how we should all behave. Ultimately, it points to a person, the Word of God made flesh, who descended from heaven in order to save the fallen race of mankind (originally aired 12-20-09). ________________________ Support the classics and for a donation of any amount receive a link to download our classic series "...more

  • The Image of the Invisible God

    Dec 13 2020

    Was Jesus merely a nice Jewish teacher who over time began to be worshiped as a kind of god by later generations, or was he thought of as a divine from the earliest days of Christianity? What can we learn about this by examining the earliest documents of the Christian faith? On this program, the hosts discuss Paul’s view of the deity of Christ in their continuing series on The Incarnation (originally aired 11-27-16). _________________________ November of 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the W...more

  • Immanuel, God With Us

    Dec 09 2020

    In the Gospel of Matthew, we find the following lines from Isaiah’s prophecy applied to Jesus, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel which means, God with us.” Yet the context of that original passage appears to be about a child who was to be born during Isaiah’s own lifetime. The hosts use this example to discuss the fact that many Old Testament promises have an initial temporary fulfillment, along with an ultimate and eternal fulfillment in Je...more

  • God in Human Flesh

    Dec 06 2020

    Why did Jesus refer to himself as the Son of Man? Did he ever specifically make the claim that he was God? Why did the world need “God in human flesh” to rescue us in the first place, and was this idea of a divine descent ever mentioned anywhere in the Old Testament? The hosts will address these questions and more as they begin a new series on The Incarnation (originally aired 11-06-16). ____________________ November of 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the White Horse Inn! To celebrate, we are...more

  • Dealing with Difficult Verses

    Dec 02 2020

    The hosts make the argument that Christ and his grand rescue mission is the major subject of Scripture. The core of the Christian faith, they argue, is his saving work on our behalf, not our own personal transformation. But if this is really the case, how shall we interpret various biblical texts which seem to contradict this view? For example, Jesus said in his Sermon on the Mount, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God?" Do verses like this undermine the doctrine of justificati...more

  • You Are What You Feel?

    Nov 29 2020

    When objective truth is no longer valued, subjective experience fills the void and we end up being guided by internal feelings and emotions. The result of this is that even what Scripture refers to as sinful passions and desires (Rom 7:5) are no longer seen as things to be resisted, but in many cases have become the essential ingredients of the twenty-first century self. “What I feel has become synonymous with who I am.” Mike Horton discusses this with Kim Riddlebarger and Jeff Mallinson on this...more

  • Creation, Fall & Redemption

    Nov 25 2020

    What was God's original purpose for mankind, and how did that purpose change after the Fall? What are we to do now that we have been expelled from Eden? And is this banishment eternal, or is there another way back to God's presence? (originally aired 01-25-09) November of 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the White Horse Inn! To celebrate, we are offering a special collection that includes 30 of our best episodes as well as select articles from ModernReformation magazine. For a donation of $100...more

  • Christianity vs. Woke Ideology

    Nov 22 2020

    What is “Woke Capitalism,” and how is it changing contemporary American culture? What are the beliefs and values of this new ideology, and how do they differ from the beliefs and values of historic Christianity? Where did these ideas originate and why are they so attractive, particularly to so many young people, in our time? What will be the long term effects of these new beliefs? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more as he continues his conversation with Rod Dreher, author of, Live...more

  • The City of God

    Nov 18 2020

    On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts discuss the relationship between Christianity and culture, focusing in particular on Augustine's important contribution to this conversation as found in his classic work, The City of God (originally aired 01-18-09). Support the classics and for a donation of any amount receive a link to download our classic series "The American Religion” - whitehorseinn.org/whiclassics Become a partner and you will receive all of the White Horse Inn extended epis...more

  • The Cult of Soft Totalitarianism

    Nov 15 2020

    In his recent book, Live Not By Lies, Rod Dreher tells the story of a Czech professor who began noticing a shift taking place here in the States about a decade ago. “Friends would lower their voices and look over their shoulders when expressing conservative views. I grew up like this,” he said. According to Dreher, we’re witnessing the rise of a kind of “soft totalitarianism,” that will in his view be closer to Huxley’s Brave New World than Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Shane Rosenthal talks wi...more

  • John Lennox, Against the Tide

    Nov 11 2020

    Does science lead to atheism or belief in God? How do scientific naturalists explain the existence of our fine-tuned universe or the complex amount information embedded in our own DNA? What is the difference between science and scientism? Is it rational to believe the Bible or the possibility of miracles? On this special bonus episode, Shane Rosenthal talks with Oxford mathematician John Lennox about these issues and more which happen to be the focus of a new film featuring his life and work tit...more

  • Violence, Revolution & the Quest for Utopia

    Nov 08 2020

    In response to the racial violence that he had witnessed back in the sixties, Os Guinness wrote that “Violence may be pragmatically successful in overturning an existing order that is corrupt, but it is utopian to imagine that the next order will be free of all such problems. All men are fallen.” He went on to ask, “What does it mean in daily life to love our neighbor, to forgive the man who has wronged us, to seek change by reconciliation and not by means of violent revolution?” On this episode...more

  • Christ in a Post-Christian Culture

    Nov 04 2020

    What is the proper relationship between Christianity and culture? How does one faithfully witness to Christ in our increasingly secularized society? On this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts attempt to answer these questions (originally aired 01-04-09). If you would like to help support the work at White Horse Inn at no added cost to yourself, just link your Amazon account to smile.amazon.com and enter White Horse Inc. Thank you for your support! Support the classics and for a donation o...more

  • The Impact of the Sixties Counterculture

    Nov 01 2020

    “No one can understand the present crisis in the United States and the West without understanding the sixties.” So writes Os Guinness in the preface to a new edition of The Dust of Death, which he first wrote almost 50 years ago. On this program, Shane Rosenthal talks with Os about many of the themes he addressed in that book, and how this important cultural shift has affected both American culture, and American religion, down to the present day. November of 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of th...more

  • The Question of Tolerance

    Oct 28 2020

    Is Christianity the only true religion? Should those who believe this be considered bigoted and intolerant? The hosts will discuss these questions and more on this edition of the White Horse Inn (originally broadcast Feb. 25, 2007). For the Month of October, when you sign up to become a partner you will receive a special thank you, Defending the Faith, a digital collection of over 30 White Horse Inn episodes on apologetics. To get this offer plus access to all of the White Horse Inn extended epi...more

  • The Italian Reformation

    Oct 25 2020

    On this episode of White Horse Inn, Shane Rosenthal talks with Mike Brown about some of the forgotten figures of the short-lived Italian Reformation such as Peter Martyr Vermigli, Don Benedetto, and Juan de Valdes. During the second half of the program, Shane talks with Mike about some of the challenges he faces as a missionary-pastor serving in a secularized Catholic culture. If you would like to help support the work at White Horse Inn at no added cost to yourself, just link your Amazon accoun...more

  • Christianity & Politics

    Oct 21 2020

    On this classic edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton conducts a roundtable discussion on Christianity & Politics, with special guests D.G. Hart (author of A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church & State), Dan Bryant (former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice) and Neil McBride (a strategist for the Democratic Party)(originally aired 09-21-08). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justificatio...more

  • Who Is God?

    Oct 18 2020

    In various places throughout Scripture, there are a few key moments in which God reveals himself to his people. In these important scenes, God reveals his presence, his name, and his character, and this is the way he is to be remembered throughout all generations. So what can we learn from these special encounters, and what do they teach us about the nature of God himself? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions with Dr. Richard Bauckham, author of Who is God?: Key Moments of Biblical Revelati...more

  • Christianity & Secular Culture

    Oct 14 2020

    On this edition of the program, the hosts talk with international columnist Uwe Siemon-Netto about his career in journalism, as well as his conversion back to the faith of his childhood. The conversation also centers on the doctrine of vocation, two kingdom theory, and the radical theology behind various secular political movements (originally aired 10-18-09). Sign up now to join Shane Rosenthal and Michael Horton and others for one of our two-day Modern Reformation Weekend Conferences. You will...more

  • What Is Progressive Christianity?

    Oct 11 2020

    Should we think of Jesus more as a model for living than as an object of worship? Did he die on the cross for our sins, or was he just some kind of martyr? Is life in this world more important than the afterlife? According to Michael J. Kruger, the liberal, progressive, or emergent answers to these questions essentially amount to a wholesale abandonment of historic Christianity. Shane Rosenthal discusses this with Dr. Kruger, whose latest book is titled The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christ...more

  • The Great Commission & the Great Commandment

    Oct 07 2020

    Sometimes we confuse the Great Commission (making disciples through the gospel) with the Great Commandment (serving our neighbors through loving works) as if the official mission of the church is the same as the individual Christian’s many obligations in the world. If Christians are called to citizenship, social justice, and good works in the world, does this mean that the calling of the church as an institution is to transform the kingdoms of this age? This special edition of the White Horse In...more

  • What Did Paul Preach?

    Oct 04 2020

    On this episode, Shane Rosenthal continues his conversation with Dennis Johnson on the content of the earliest Christian sermons that we find throughout the book of Acts. This week the discussion centers on the messages proclaimed by the Apostle Paul on his various missionary journeys. Dr. Johnson is the author of Let’s Study Acts, The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption, and Journeys with Jesus: Every Path in the Bible Leads Us to Christ. For the Month of October, when you sign up to b...more