Monthly Archives: October 2008

  • Waldensians: Medieval Reformers

    Waldensians: Medieval Reformers

    Who were these Waldensians who, with their small numbers and poverty, defied powerful Rome for five centuries with their firm and clear message of living the Christian faith only according to God’s Word? Who were these faithful believers who would put today’s evangelicals, with their gospel of prosperity and happy-clappy worship, to horrible shame?


  • Rock Bands as Holy Spirit

    Rock Bands as Holy Spirit

    Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, recently weighed in again, this time with a profound thought that “Beatles songs are as likely to explain Christianity as the Bible.” Essentially equating rock bands with the Holy Spirit, he says, “They [rock music] are able to open our imagination to a way of thinking about God that we’ve become deaf to in church language.”


  • Six More Bibles for Idiots (Updated)

    Six More Bibles for Idiots (Updated)

    Desmond Tutu writes in the foreword, “It is possible to have a new kind of world, a world where there will be more compassion, more gentleness, more caring, more laughter, more joy for all of God’s creation, because that is God’s dream. And God says, ‘Help me, help me, help me realize my dream.'”


  • Christianity and Politics

    Christianity and Politics

    As the McCain-Obama and Palin-Biden debates are still in our minds, there are a couple of White Horse Inn broadcasts that might be of benefit to Christians in thinking about the coming elections.


  • Christless Christianity

    Christless Christianity

    Churches are transforming the Faith into a form of consumerism, marketing, pragmatism, politics, entertainment and therapy. Christless Christianity reveals the big problem with American religion: countless sermons in churches across the country are focusing on moralistic concerns and personal transformation rather than Jesus Christ crucified and risen again.


  • “Obsessed with Rapture”

    “Obsessed with Rapture”

    Does the Bible teach the idea of a secret rapture before a 7-year tribulation period? What is the origin of this view? White Horse Inn hosts discuss various end-times scenarios, and evaluate them with the light of Scripture.


  • CCM and Beatles Mantra

    CCM and Beatles Mantra

    As I was driving home the other day from teaching, the radio played George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord.” In my mind, I found an eerie resemblance between this Hindu mantra and many worship songs sung in churches such as…