Dr. Michael Horton is a scholar, pastor, professor of systematic theology and apologetics, and president of White Horse Media where he co-hosts the weekly radio program. He is also the author of many books including For Calvinism.
Dr. Horton was asked to give a word of admonition to lay Christians:
Know what you believe and why you believe it. Faithfully submit yourself to your shepherds. Find supplemental Christian education where you can. Be ready to have an answer for everyone who asks you for the hope that you have, and be able to articulate that winsomely, gently, and with clarity. We're living in a time when the average non-Christian has such a corrupt view of Christians and Christianity because of so many of the visible representations of Christianity that non-Christians see. They need to come in contact with the real thing. They won't know what a counterfeit is like until they actually come into contact with the real thing.
This desire to see Christians knowing what they believe, why they believe it, and being prepared to have an answer, will be evident in Dr. Horton's message at our 2012 National Conference.
Here's a preview of what to expect from Dr. Horton in Orlando this March.
The Fear Factor by Michael Horton
In the centuries following the Enlightenment, the flood of challenges to Christianity has been ongoing, and in the last century they have increased at a rapid rate. Scientific advances have become challenges. As the world has grown smaller, encounters with other religions have also raised challenges. In this message, Michael Horton looks at the way many Christians have responded in fear rather than taking up the challenge and offering a reasoned defense of the faith.
Growing in Grace & Knowledge White Horse Inn Live Recording
This is an optional session and includes an audience Q & A
Knowledge and truth have fallen on hard times in contemporary American culture. We are distracted from thinking deeply about anything because we are too busy focusing on ourselves and our own entertainment. Sadly, this problem is not merely "out there," in the world. Overnight, contemporary churches have become entertainment centers and purveyors of self-centered spirituality. Encouraged by smiling television preachers to have our best life now, modern Christians have almost lost sight of Jesus and his saving work. We desperately need to follow the advice of the Apostle Peter, who encouraged believers to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18). That's what's on tap for this special live taping of the White Horse Inn: "know what you believe and why you believe it."
The Christian Mind: 2012 National Conference
On March 15-17, 2012, we invite you to come and hear Michael Horton and the White Horse Inn at our 2012 National Conference, "The Christian Mind." It will be an edifying time of fellowship and teaching together, helping prepare you to think like a Christian in an anti-Christian culture.