Saturday, May 30, 2009

White Horse Inn Broadcasts on Preaching

For the last few weeks, the White Horse Inn radio broadcasts have all revolved around the subject of preaching. I would highly recommend listening to them all.

Interview with David Gordon, professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College and author of Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers.

Should Christian ministers work hard at being culturally relevant, or does the gospel of Jesus Christ create its own relevance?

Is the Bible primarily a handbook for living a happy, moral lifestyle? Or perhaps its best understood as a how-to manual showing us how to fix various problems in life? The WHI hosts make the case that the Bible is primarily about the story of redemption through Christ (originally broadcast on May 8, 2005).

What does it mean to "rightly divide the word of truth"? (2 Timothy 2:15) On this program, the WHI hosts will be taking a look at one of the most crucial and fundamental distinctions in all of Scripture, namely the contrast between justice and mercy, precept and promise; law and gospel (Originally broadcast on May 22nd, 2005).

And check out this broadcast from back in March:

Countless churches across the country offer relevant messages week after week that focus on wisdom for life, tips for marriage and family, money management, etc. But the Apostle Paul preferred a message of foolishness. Though "Greeks search for wisdom," he wrote, "we preach Christ crucified." What are the implications of this approach in our own day, and how might it transform our churches?