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Each Wednesday, we release a WHI Classic episode to our standard podcast feed! You can listen to the latest episode on your mobile device using iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, or by searching for White Horse Inn on your favorite podcast app or site. If you’re a partner, simply login to access our entire vault which now goes back to 1990!



O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


The famous Christmas hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” reminds us each year of the deep longing and hopeful expectation for the fulfillment of all the messianic promises revealed throughout the history of the Old Testament. This Emmanuel, or “God with us,” would come in the fullness of time to “ransom captive Israel.” On this program, the hosts will take a look at the theology of this classic hymn as they begin a new series on The Meaning of Christmas (originally aired 12-03-17).

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Guilt, Grace & Gratitude


“Grace is the essence of theology and gratitude is the essence of ethics.” It sounds so simple but we often find it difficult to arrange our thoughts, affections, convictions, and actions around these two poles. On this edition of The White Horse Inn, the hosts show how doing so gives us a pattern for repentance, faith, and service to God and neighbor (Originally aired 11-20-94).

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Do I Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?


Many Christians in our time seem to think that church attendance is optional, particularly in an age like ours with so many online options. But is this a healthy outlook? Is it even biblical? On this program, the hosts discuss this question and offer numerous reasons why it is not only important but also crucial for Christians to be under the care and supervision of pastors, teachers, and elders at a properly-ordered church (originally aired 08-20-17).

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What People Believe & Why


If you ask people on the street what they believe about God and the afterlife, you’re likely to get a wide variety of answers. But an important follow-up question you should ask is, “Why do you believe that?” On this program, the hosts will listen to and interact with a number of on-the-street interviews dealing with basic religious questions. Why do people believe what they believe, and do the answers they provide work in other areas of life (originally aired 03-06-16).

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Do All Paths Lead to God?


Religious pluralism seems to be the only perspective that is tolerated in today’s culture, while those who are “trapped” within the confines of a single religious outlook are dismissed as narrow and sectarian. But if you think about it, those who promote this alternative dogma that “all paths lead to God” are also making an exclusive truth claim, since they end up excluding the opposite view that only one religious path leads to God. The hosts will discuss this contemporary outlook and contrast it with the exclusive claims that Jesus made about himself (originally aired 08-06-17).

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Addressing Popular Misconceptions of Faith


On this program, the hosts interact with a number of man-on-the-street interviews concerning the nature and meaning of faith. As they have discussed throughout this series, faith is often seen as a kind of leap in the dark. According to the surveys we’ll air on this program, this belief seems to be held by Christian and non-Christian alike. The Christian misunderstanding of faith appears to be rooted in an often-misinterpreted passage from Hebrews chapter 11, so the hosts also spend some time explaining in what sense “faith is the essence of things unseen.”(Originally aired 07-09-17)

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Does Faith Conflict with Science?


Are faith and science at odds with each other? The way the story is often told, science is empirical, rational, and objective, whereas faith is experiential, subjective, and dogmatic. While it’s certainly true that many of the world’s religions think of faith in this way, the hosts will attempt to show that the Christian view of faith is unique in that it claims to be a reasonable trust that is grounded in objective facts, rather than subjective wishes or experiences (originally aired 07-23-17).

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Is Faith Opposed to Evidence?


Sometimes when discussing evidence for the Christian faith, a person may respond by asking, “What room does this leave for faith?” This question actually reveals a misunderstanding of the Christian view of faith which is grounded in factual claims about the person and work of Christ as reported and authenticated by eyewitnesses. On this program, the hosts will discuss the New Testament view of faith and its relationship to evidence (Originally aired 07-16-17).

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Is Faith a Blind Leap?


Why do you believe the Bible? What does it mean to “believe” in the first place? Should we think of faith as a kind of blind leap or shot in the dark? If so, why have you made this particular leap, in contrast to all the other faith options? On this program, the hosts will seek to answer these questions and more as they begin a brand new series on the nature and meaning of faith.

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The Story of Reality


Religion is often presented today as a kind of therapy. Find the treatment you like best—the one that meets your needs and warms your heart. That’s the point of religion. But is this the way that Christianity presents itself? Did Jesus offer himself as a kind of sage who could help us to cope with life’s difficulties, or did he come to tell about himself, our problem, and his solution? On this program Michael Horton and the panel discuss these questions and more with Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason, and author of The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between (originally aired 04-23-17).

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The Justice & Mercy of God


Let’s face it, we all long for justice. But this longing of ours, if we’re honest, is typically focused on the really big sins of other people. It’s the evil we witness on the nightly news, not the evil lurking in the dark recesses of our own fallen hearts that we’re really concerned about. Sure, military leaders need to be tried for their war crimes, but if God is truly just, then he needs to hold all of us accountable for lying, greed, covetousness, sexual impurity and pride. This is why, in addition to justice, we desperately need God’s mercy and grace (originally aired 10-14-18).

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The Sovereignty of God


One of the early slogans that appeared on signs and banners during the founding of our country was the phrase: “We serve no sovereigns here.” Getting rid of tyrannical kings was a good thing, politically speaking, but what happens when this idea morphs into the rejection of all forms of sovereignty? What happens when even in Christian circles, God is no longer thought of as the high king of heaven, but as a kind of cosmic bellhop who exists to our bidding, or to cheer us up when times get tough? That’s the focus of this edition of the White Horse Inn (originally aired 10-07-18).

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