White Horse Inn: From Drama to Doctrine

[display_podcast]On this program the hosts are continuing our new series, taking a look at how the drama gives birth to the doctrines we are to believe. As they unpack these key concepts, they’ll help us to see that every belief system is rooted in some kind of narrative or story that ends up forming a person’s core values, goals, habits, and yes, doctrines.Many Christians today have uncritically accepted the idea that “doctrine is irrelevant,” without even realizing that this very idea i … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: Augustine’s Handbook for Life

Did you know that Augustine wrote a catechism for a Roman tribune living in Africa? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses Augustine's 420 A.D. book, the Enchiridion.Augustine of Hippo wrote many books, including his Confessions and City of God. One of his somewhat lesser-known works is a book from the year 420 called the Enchiridion. Augustine was around sixty-six years old at the time he wrote it, and he had been a Christian for thirty-five years. The … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: City Ordinance Discriminates Against Houses of Worship

City elders in City of Port Jervis, New York passed an ordinance that banned houses of worship to use land within a designated business district. Learn more about how the Department of Justice intervened atFirstLiberty.org/Briefing.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religio … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Prosperity Prayer at the Inauguration

A well-known preacher of prosperity will be praying at the inauguration. It’s time to expose their so-called “gospel” for what it is. [display_podcast]As you may have heard, several prominent religious leaders have been chosen to lead prayers at the upcoming presidential inauguration. Among them: Franklin Graham, and the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Graham of course is the son of the great Billy Graham, and Cardinal Dolan, the recipient of the 2013 Wilberforce Award … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: I’m Exhausted — How Do I Recharge My Body without Neglecting My Soul?

Today we have a question from someone who is drained. So in our exhaustion, how do we recharge without neglecting our souls? Here’s the question: “Hello Pastor John, I’m 41 years old and have been a pastor for nine years, leading a small but growing church of 120 people in Wales. As I have served as a pastor and leader over this time I have found that due to the spiritually, emotionally, and mentally draining nature of the work, whenever I have spare time (an evening off, a Saturday free) all I w … [Read more...]

WWUTT: God Is Love?

1 John 4:16 says, “God is love.” Isn't that beautiful? God is love. He's not just loving, God IS love. So, we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. (1 John 4:16) So, if God is love, what does that make you?Well, you are evil. Genesis 8:21 says, “The intention of man's heart is evil from his youth.”Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who ca … [Read more...]