Our mission is to get the gospel right and to get the gospel out through conversational theology.

The conversations take place in talk show, magazine, event, book, web article, and social media formats. We start, change, and shape conversations that uphold the historic Christian faith “entrusted once for all the saints.”

Where Did We Come From?

In the late 1980s, Michael Horton (host of White Horse Inn and editor in chief of Modern Reformation) began an organization called Christians United for Reformation (CURE). CURE’s purpose was to remind American evangelicals of their biblical roots and the rich faith and practice recovered during the Protestant Reformation that had been largely abandoned in the mad dash to relevance. CURE didn’t represent just one denomination, but tried to include as many different Reformation voices in the conversation as possible. More than a ministry of one man or congregation, CURE drew on the wisdom of many to identify and correct the problems that plagued evangelical and Reformational churches, alike. One of the first efforts to broaden their influence came in 1990 with the launch of the weekly radio broadcast, White Horse Inn, with hosts Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, and Rod Rosenbladt. [For more on why we chose the name “White Horse Inn,” click here.] In 1992, the organization began publishing a magazine, Modern Reformation, to apply timeless Christian doctrines to the questions of the day. Launched in 2016, our Core Christianity website has thousands of articles on theological topics, written in a way that helps someone who is on the front end of this journey. It’s also why we launched the Core Radio broadcast to specifically to answer biblical questions at a basic level.


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Where are we going?

Whatever new technology comes our way is being utilized to spread the core truths of the gospel. Our vision is to see a “modern reformation” take hold in the hearts and lives of Christians.Michael Horton

Our six core values

The five “solas” of the Reformation are more than slogans to be recovered; they are the messages that will renew the church’s mission in our age.

Gospel-centered preaching that rightly distinguishes between law and gospel rescues the church from “Christless Christianity” while enabling Christians to grow in grace.

In order to know what they believe and why they believe it, Christians need to be well catechized and grounded in the central doctrines of the faith.

A properly missional mindset will identify the church as distinct from but engaged with the world, encouraging individual Christians to pursue their God-honoring vocations.

Word and Sacrament ministry realigns the church’s mission and identity from program-driven pragmatism to the means of grace that Christ has ordained for the creation, sustenance, and expansion of his kingdom.

Withstanding the onslaught of heresy and persecution requires a confessing church grounded in the witness of the ages and animated by deeds of loving service and witness.

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