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

  • 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

  • Smooth Talk & Flattery

    Sep 30 2020

    In Romans 16, Paul warns that by the use of "smooth talk and flattery" some false teachers will "deceive the minds of naive people." In this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts evaluate some ways in which the contemporary church is being affected by this "smooth talker syndrome" as they begin to conclude the Romans Revolution (originally aired 11-19-06). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justification. For a donation of $50, we will send y...more

  • Evaluating the Earliest Christian Sermons

    Sep 27 2020

    What kinds of sermons did the Apostles preach? Did they tell amusing stories while keeping the focus on practical matters such as how to have a better marriage? Did they give instructions about creating better communities through political activism? Or did they preach about Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection? On this program, Shane Rosenthal discusses this subject with Dennis Johnson, author of Him We Proclaim and The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption. For a donation of $100, we...more

  • The God of Promise

    Sep 23 2020

    Why does God make an apparent switch from working with the Jewish nation throughout the Old Testament, to working with Gentiles in the New Testament? Tune in to this edition of the White Horse Inn as the hosts discuss Romans 15, where Paul reminds us that the inclusion of the Gentiles was always part of God's messianic promise (originally aired 11-12-06). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justification. For a donation of $50, we will send your c...more

  • The Historical Reliability of Acts

    Sep 20 2020

    What happens if we compare the book of Acts with other historical works from the same period? What can we learn about the events recorded by Luke from the world of archaeology? On the last program, we invited Lydia McGrew to discuss the issue of internal evidence for the authenticity of Acts. On today’s program, we’ve invited her back, this time to talk about the issue of “external evidence” that corroborates the historical claims we find throughout Luke’s narrative. Dr. McGrew is the author of ...more

  • The Weaker Brother

    Sep 16 2020

    In this edition of the White Horse Inn, the hosts discuss the relationship between liberty and license as they interact with Paul's admonition to be mindful of our weaker brothers in Christ (originally aired 11-05-06). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justification. For a donation of $50, we will send your choice of either Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 of Justification. Volume 1 explores the doctrine of justification from the early church fathers to the Ref...more

  • Can We Trust the Book of Acts?

    Sep 13 2020

    Does the book of Acts present an authentic narrative of the events that took place in the earliest days of the Christian church, or is it a fictional account of the lives of the apostles? On this program, Shane Rosenthal discusses this important topic with Lydia McGrew, who has argued for the authenticity of Acts by evaluating numerous “undesigned coincidences” between Luke’s writing and information found throughout the epistles of Paul. Dr. McGrew has written about this issue in her book Hidden...more

  • Living in Light of Grace

    Sep 09 2020

    What does true Christian spirituality look like? In light of the grace we have all received in Christ, how shall we now live? Join us this week as the White Horse Inn hosts continue their discussion of Romans 12, focusing on the practical outworking of the doctrines of grace in daily life (originally aired 10-22-06). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justification. For a donation of $50, we will send your choice of either Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 of Jus...more

  • Can We Trust the Gospels?

    Sep 06 2020

    Most people believe that Jesus was a real person who lived in first-century Palestine. But what about the stories told of him in the four Gospels? Do they present an authentic account of Jesus’ life and teaching, or should we think of them as late and unreliable texts that have changed over time? On this program, Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions with Cambridge scholar Peter Williams. In his book Can We Trust the Gospels?, Dr. Williams makes a case for the authenticity and historical rel...more

  • A Christian View of Government

    Sep 02 2020

    How should Christians relate to the State? From a Christian perspective, what is the proper and legitimate function of government? Join the hosts this week as they discuss Romans 13 in the continuing series through the Book of Romans (originally aired 10-29-06). For a donation of $100, we will send you a copy of Michael Horton’s two-volume work, Justification. For a donation of $50, we will send your choice of either Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 of Justification. Volume 1 explores the doctrine of justificat...more

  • God’s Story vs. Our Stories

    Aug 30 2020

    When sharing the faith with others, should we primarily talk about Jesus or our own religious experience? In other words, should we focus on the gospel of Christ as we find it unpacked in the New Testament with all it’s related facts and doctrines, or should we focus on our personal testimonies, explaining to others what God has done in our own lives? Shane Rosenthal put this question to attendees of the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and the hosts listen to and react to all the var...more

  • In View of God's Mercies

    Aug 26 2020

    What is the proper Christian motivation for good works? What is the true meaning of worship? What does it mean to be "transformed by the renewing of your minds"? These and other questions will be discussed as the hosts resume the Romans Revolution (originally aired 10-15-06). To get access to all of the White Horse Inn extended episodes become a member. Head over to whitehorseinn.org/podcastpartner Study kits which are perfect for small groups or family devotions are available to download with  ...more

  • Why is Christianity True?

    Aug 23 2020

    Why do you believe Christianity is true? Shane Rosenthal put this question to attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters convention, and you’ll probably be surprised by the answers he received. During the first half of the program, Michael Horton discusses the responses to this poll with Doug Powell, author of The Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics. Then, for the remainder of the program, Mike discusses these issues further with the rest of the panel (originally aired 06-07-...more