White Horse Inn: The Greatest Story Ever Told

[display_podcast]The Bible did not fall down from heaven as a sourcebook for spirituality, personal life-lessons, or even as a collection of doctrines. Rather, it should primarily be understood as a report of an unfolding drama that took place in real space and time history that culminates in the life of a particular Jew born in Bethlehem in the days of Caesar Augustus.If this story isn’t true, it should be completely rejected and set aside. But if it is true, then we will find ourselves … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Finding Yourself in God’s Story

[display_podcast]What are the stories we tell ourselves, and how do these stories shape what we believe and how we live? When we discover ourselves in God’s story, we come to understand that God is with us through pain and pleasure, confusion and confidence, doubt and dependence. God is the one who is at work in the world to save it. God is the one who has promised to gather a people from all over the world, from every tribe, tongue, and nation to know him and be known, to love him and be l … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Music and Movies Can’t Be Christian?

Christian musicians are fond of saying things like, "We're not a Christian band, were Christians in a band." ...and think they're being profound.Frontman John Foreman was once asked if Switchfoot is a Christian band.  He answered: "To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that this represents a much bigger issue than simply a couple Switchfoot tunes. In true Socratic form, let me ask you a few questions: Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Does the Bible Really Say Homosexuality Is Sin?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. Many critics claim that passages like this one and 1 Timothy 1:9-10… Understand this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the u … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 3

There are three questions that bother me in regards to where our society is headed. We discussed the first two last week (How do we define truth? What do we consider beautiful).The third question that concerns me is: What’s going to happen to western civilization? Now, I try not to be a “Christian Alarmist” and go around telling people that the world is about to end and there is nothing you can do about it except wait for the rapture and buy my book (though I would appreciate you buying my … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 2

It’s often said that, “It doesn’t really matter what you believe, but it does matter.Ideas have consequences. As G.K. Chesterton said, “The modern habit of saying ‘This is my opinion, but I may be wrong,’ is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that it is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying, ‘Every man has a different philosophy, this is my philosophy and it suits me,’ – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness.” Does that not almost exactly describe the … [Read more...]