Rank #1: WHI Classic: Keeping Our Kids, Part 1
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton talks with Greg Koukl and Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason about various strategies of passing the faith on to the next generation. In particular, Brett discusses his own crisis of faith during his first semester of college, and how that crisis ended up affecting his unique approach toward youth ministry (originally aired 05-18-14).
Rank #2: I Am the Resurrection & the Life
Because the resurrection of Lazarus is not recorded in any of the other Gospels, some have argued that it should be rejected as a kind of fictional element that John has included in his account of the Jesus story. But is this a reasonable hypothesis? On this program, the hosts will discuss some of the fascinating similarities between John chapter 11 and a parable that Jesus tells in Luke 16. They’ll also discuss the theological implications of Jesus’ ability to give life to the dead.
Rank #3: Drawn by God
What does Jesus mean when he says in John 6 that “no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” Is he saying that God must take the first step by inwardly wooing and attracting men to himself, which then gives everyone the ability to make a free-will decision? Is Jesus implying here that God is at work in the hearts of all men, even though most people reject him? Or is Jesus teaching in this passage that God sovereignly and mercifully draws the elect to himself and enables them to believe in Jesus? That’s what’s on tap for this episode of White Horse Inn as we continue our year-long exploration of the Gospel of John.
Rank #4: My Sheep Hear My Voice
Why is it that some respond positively to the voice of the Good Shepherd while others do not? The explanation that Jesus himself gives in John chapter 10 is that at the end of the day, his sheep are the ones who hear his voice and that those who persist in unbelief are not among his sheep. What are the implications of this message on grace and free will? Are these new ideas or are they rooted in concepts taught throughout the Old Testament? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Justin Holcomb, author of On the Grace of God.
Rank #5: WHI Classic: Soli Deo Gloria
What does it mean to glorify God, and why did the Reformers make such a fuss about glorifying him alone? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts, along with Dr. James Montgomery Boice, conclude their series on the slogans of the Reformation (originally aired 10-31-93).
Rank #6: WHI Classic: Scripture Alone
Is the church guided more by worldly wisdom than the text of Scripture? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts begin a new series on the slogans of the Protestant Reformation and discuss how recovering these ideas are crucial for the health of today’s church. The first program in this series features a discussion of the Reformation slogan: “Scripture alone”(originally aired 09-26-93).
Rank #7: The Truth Will Set You Free
In chapter 8 of John’s Gospel, Jesus says, “If you abide in my word you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” But are churches in our time known for their love of truth? Are we really making disciples who abide in Jesus’ words, or merely entertaining consumers with feel-good messages and upbeat worship? That’s what’s on tap for this edition of the program as we present a classic White Horse Inn panel discussion of chapters 8 and 9 of the Gospel of John (originally aired February 17, 2013).
Rank #8: WHI Classic: Christ Alone
Some people say that there are many paths to God, while others say that Christ is the only way. Which of these teachings is supported by Scripture? On this edition of White Horse Inn, the hosts discuss “Christ alone” with special guest R.C Sproul (originally aired 10-17-93).
Rank #9: WHI Classic: You Foolish Galatians!
The doctrine of justification is the main subject of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. And as he argues, it’s not merely one doctrine among many, but rather a crucial component of the Christian gospel. In fact, Martin Luther argued that justification by faith alone was actually “the doctrine upon which the church stands or falls.” But how does this doctrine fare in our own day among contemporary Christians? Tune in to find out (originally aired 07-18-93).
Rank #10: I Am the Good Shepherd
On this program, the hosts arrive at John chapter 10 as Jesus claims to be the Good Shepherd. But when we compare this claim to various Old Testament promises, we see that this is actually another clear reference to Jesus’ divinity, since Yahweh himself is frequently described as the shepherd of Israel. Furthermore, Jesus says that he—unlike all the unfaithful shepherds throughout Israel’s long history—has ultimately come to lay down his life for his sheep.