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White Horse Inn: Conversational Theology

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” – Matthew 5:8. How can sinners be “pure in heart”? In this episode, Michael Horton, Walter Strickland, Justin Holcomb, and Bob Hiller consider how Christians are refined in the crucible of God’s sanctification—shaped through trials, strengthened in their daily struggles with sin, and fully made perfect by God’s grace when faith becomes as sight.


  • Michael Horton is White Horse Inn’s founder and co-host. In addition to serving as a J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, he is a minister in the United Reformed Churches. He is the author of more than 30 books.
  • Justin Holcomb is a Senior Fellow with Sola Media’s Theo Global. He is also the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, where he has served as the canon for vocations since 2013. He teaches theology and apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
  • Bob Hiller is the Senior Pastor of Community Lutheran Church in Escondido, California. He is also the author of Finding Christ in the Straw.
  • Walter Strickland is Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has contributed to, edited, and authored multiple books in his areas of research interest, which include the African American theological tradition, education theory, and theology of work.


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