White Horse Inn: Implications of the Resurrection

[display_podcast]The resurrection of Jesus Christ is presented in the New Testament as the factual basis for the Christian faith. If Christ is not risen, our faith is in vain. But what are the implications of this fact? For example, what is Paul getting at in Romans 4:25 when he says that Christ was “delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification”? The hosts will discuss this and other texts that unpack the significance of Christ’s resurrection on this edition of the White H … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What the Orthodox Church Believes? (Eastern Orthodox, Russian, Greek, etc.)

In 1054, there was a split between the Latin-speaking Church of the West and the Greek-speaking Churches of the East. This split became known as “The Great Schism”, in which the Pope of Rome in the Patriarch of Constantinople excommunicated each other. To this day, the division remains between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.Like Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Orthodox claims to be “the true Church”, tracing its origin through an unbroken line of apostolic success … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Implications of the Cross

[display_podcast]In the last program we took a look at Christ’s cross-centered mission, and in this program we want to ask what it all means. Why did Jesus have to suffer in our place, and what did his death accomplish? Why is the cross central to our redemption?As they attempt to unpack this topic, the hosts spend some time defining important words and concepts that the New Testament authors use to describe the benefits of the cross such as redemption, atonement, propitiation, and i … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Christ’s Cross-Centered Mission

[display_podcast]Many people today seem to think that Christ came to give us the keys to the good life. While conservatives are likely to think of Jesus as the one who secures “my best life now,” liberals tend to view him as one who inspires us to have “our best society now.”Yet throughout his ministry, Jesus kept telling his disciples that his ultimate mission was not to be a helpful teacher, political philosopher, or moral example, but rather a redeemer who was called to give his life a … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Sin & Grace

[display_podcast] How should we think about sin and repentance in a life of Christian discipleship? Do Christians continue to struggle with sin or is it possible to live a victorious Christian life? On this program the hosts will discuss what it means to be simultaneously justified and sinful by walking through chapters 6-7 of Paul’s letter to the Romans as they wrap up their series on the doctrine of Original Sin. Join us for this new edition of the White Horse Inn. Host Quote: “We basically … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Sin & Grace

[display_podcast]We are continuing our conversation concerning Original Sin. Sin is the necessary backdrop to the wondrous message of grace that has appeared in Christ. If we are to make sense of anything Jesus said or did, we must understand how grace relates to sin.In his conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus said that a person can’t even see the kingdom of God unless he is first born again. In other words, because we are dead in sin, we must first be spiritually regenerated before we can … [Read more...]