the campaign To challenge Christless Christianity here and abroad
The results of recent research into the state of American Christianity are shocking. The church in America is shrinking.
DESPITE THIS BAD NEWS, the core message of Christianity is still capable of renewing the Church, even in our own age.
Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez talk about the vision & mission of Core Christianity
Why this campaign and why now?
IT IS TIME for White Horse Inn to ramp up our impact. We’ve been working hard to challenge “Christless Christianity” here and abroad.
The Pew Research Center reports that atheists, agnostics, Jews, and Mormons score higher in religious knowledge than Protestants, outperforming them on questions about the core teachings and history of Christianity. Almost 60 percent of our youth leave their churches as young adults, with many of them joining the growing numbers of the so-called “nones,” those who profess no adherence to any faith whatsoever.
Despite this unsettling news, the core message of Christianity, the gospel, is still capable of renewing our lives and the church.
THAT’S WHY we’ve launched corechristianity.com.
Today we stand at historic crossroad. The joy, hope, and confidence of Jesus Christ that comes from this Gospel is rapidly disappearing under the crush of a culture of disbelief. Many don’t know what they believe or why they believe it. We often respond by making the Church more like the world, or channeling the latest marketing gimmicks instead of focusing on what Christ has accomplished.
With The Campaign for Core Christianity, White Horse Inn is dedicated to helping the body of Christ by answering the hard, unsettling questions of our time with both skeptics and committed Christians in mind. We give answers that not only show why Christianity is true, but also why it is good and beautiful. Our message focuses on the core, historic Christian faith. This historic Christian faith is nothing less than the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world. It’s the message that all Christians have believed. And we believe it’s the only message that can speak to the struggles of the current generation. The Gospel is nothing less than “the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16). Not even the gates of hell can prevail against the Church as believers become confident in the truths of God’s Word.
Many Christians want a deeper relationship with God but do not know how. We produce content that deepens those relationships.
RADIO AND NEW MEDIA
Our team continues our gospel outreach through proven media platforms to reach our target audience. Our daily Core Christianity Radio program launched in September 2018. This Q&A format focuses on the basics of the Christian faith and is heard all over the United States. Join us in praying the Lord will extend that reach through additional stations.
We also offer a podcast version of Core Christianity; listeners downloaded our podcast over a million times in 2019 from all around the world. We continue expanding our popular White Horse Inn radio and podcast program. Mike Horton is now heard on Wednesdays with our White Horse Inn Classics, and Shane Rosenthal leads our weekly White Horse Inn podcast. We praise God that with Shane’s leadership, the White Horse Inn show has been downloaded almost 2 million times every year all over the world!
MATERIALS FOR STUDY AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
We are developing Bible studies that connect with believers at any level, from those merely exploring the Bible to those passionately committed to in-depth study. We’ll structure them so that church classes and neighborhood groups can learn together online and in person.
To build support and a larger audience for the eventual relaunch of a new Modern Reformation physical magazine, we are launching Modern Reformation weekends around the country. These two-day seminars feature Mike Horton and other leading scholars who will lead us in a study of one critical topic of the Bible.
EQUIPPING GLOBAL LEADERS
We believe that we must use all means possible to communicate the transforming message of Christ here at home and around the world. We cannot wait any longer for the world to come to us; the time has come to take the truth to the world.
We’re already at work developing multi-media content, weekend conferences, and targeted teaching trips called The Global Theological Initiative to help pastors, evangelical leaders, and educators overseas not just understand “The Core” themselves but also teach it to the next generation.