Search

Main Menu


Author Biography

Michael S. Horton

Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.

Articles

"'Church Time' in A Better Hope: Resources for a Church Confronting Capitalism, Democracy, and Postmodernity" by Stanley Hauerwas (Book Review) - July/August 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 4
"Peculiar Speech" by William Willimon (Book Review) - March/April 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 2
"The Divine Voice: Proclamation and the Theology of Sound Faithful Hearing" by Stephen H. Webb (Book Review) - Jan./Feb. 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 1
"The Eternal Generation of the Son: Maintaining Orthodoxy in Trinitarian Theology" by Kevin N. Giles (Book Review) - Nov./Dec. 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 6
"What Is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission" by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert (Book Review) - Sept./Oct. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 5
"A New Commandment" (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 5
"Creature of the Word": A Liberating Captivity - March/April 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 2
"Freer than Thou": How Wisdom Avoids Legalism and License - Nov./Dec. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 6
A Brief History of the Westminster Assembly: Celebrating the Westminster Confession's 350th Anniversary - Sept./Oct. 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 5
A Defense of Reformed Liturgy - Jan./Feb. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 1
A Dying Man's Consolation: The Active & Passive Obedience of Christ - March/April 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 2
A Form For Divine Worship - Jan./Feb. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 1
A New Creation - May/June 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 3
A Permanent Address - May/June 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 3
A Vulnerable God Apart from Christ?: Open Theism's Challenge to the Classical Doctrine of God - May/June 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 3
A Year of Signposts-Following the Church Calendar (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 1
All About Heresy - Jan./Feb. 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 1
Are Churches Secularizing America? - March/April 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 2
Are Your Hymns Too Spiritual? - July/August 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 4
Augustine & Jerome - July/August 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 4
“It Is Good That I Go”: Jesus Bids His Disciples Farewell - May/June 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 3
Back to the Future, Rightly Understood - Sept./Oct. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 5
Beyond Culture Wars - May/June 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 3
Beyond Culture Wars (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 5
Beyond Culture Wars...Again (Sidebar) - May/June 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 3
But Is It Relevant? - Nov./Dec. 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 6
Caitlyn Jenner and American Religion - Sept./Oct. 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 5
Can We Be Confessional and Catholic?: Prospects for Christian Unity Today - Sept./Oct. 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 5
Can We Give God Glory? - Nov./Dec. 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 6
Can We Still Believe in the Resurrection? - March/April 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 2
Catechesis - Sept./Oct. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 5
Christ & Islam - July/August 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 4
Christ and Humanity: The God-Man versus the Man-God - Nov./Dec. 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 6
Christianity and Islam: Core Beliefs - July/August 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 4
Christless Christianity:: Getting in Christ's Way - May/June 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 3
Comfort Ye My People: A Reformation Perspective on Absolution (Reformed View) - Nov./Dec. 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 6
Confessional - Nov./Dec. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 6
Conversations for a Modern Reformation - Sept./Oct. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 5
Core Christianity - March/April 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 2
Corinthian Distractions - March/April 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 2
Creeds and Deeds: How Doctrine Leads to Doxological Living - Nov./Dec. 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 6
Déjà Vu All Over Again - July/August 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 4
Deep Sea Diving in a Jet Ski Age - May/June 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 3
Defining the Two Kingdoms: One of Luther and Calvin's Great Recoveries - Sept./Oct. 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 5
Did Luther Invent Justification? - July/August 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 4
Do You Hear the Spirit?: Revivalism and the Ordinary Means of Grace - July/August 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 4
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Jan./Feb. 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 1
Does Justification Still Matter? - Sept./Oct. 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 5
Does the Covenant of Works/Covenant of Grace Schema Confuse the Law/Gospel Distinction?: A Lutheran/Reformed Conversation-The Reformed View - July/August 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 4
Election Year Category Confusion - Jan./Feb. 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 1
Eschaton or Escape?: Paul's Two Ages vs. Plato's Two Worlds - Jan./Feb. 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 1
Evangelical Arminians - May/June 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 3
Evangelicals and Catholics Together: A Critical Review: Christian Mission In the Third Millennium - March/April 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 2
Exit Interviews - March/April 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 2
Faith and Mental Illness - July/August 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 4
Fascinations that Lead Away from the Cross...: The Miraculous, The Moralistic, and The Mysterious - July/August 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 4
Feasting in a Fast-Food World - July/August 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 4
Feasting with Christ - Sept./Oct. 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 5
Final Thoughts - March/April 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 2
Finding a Church - Nov./Dec. 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 6
Following Jesus: What's Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ - March/April 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 2
From Jerusalem to Nicaea: The Development of the Trinity in Church History - Nov./Dec. 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 6
Getting Past the TULIP - Jan./Feb. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 1
Getting to Know the Shy Member of the Trinity - Sept./Oct. 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 5
Give Us Today Our Daily Bread - July/August 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 4
Gnostic Worship - July/August 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 4
God Glorified in the Cross - Sept./Oct. 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 5
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity: Scriptural Confession or Human Invention? - Nov./Dec. 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 6
God Made a Promise (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 1
God's Grandchildren: The Biblical Basis For Infant Baptism - March/April 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 2
God's Word in Human Words: The Inspiration of Scripture - March/April 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 2
Going to Church with the Reformers - Jan./Feb. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 1
Good News for Bad Dads - May/June 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 3
Good News for Bad People - May/June 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 3
Grace: How Strange the Sound - July/August 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 4
Grace, Race, and Catholicity - Jan./Feb. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 1
Guilty, Not Guilty: Antinomianism in Church History - Nov./Dec. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 6
Hallowed Be Thy Name - July/August 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 4
Have You Received Your Biblical Scorecard? (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 5
Hearing Is Believing: Sound Advice - Jan./Feb. 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 1
Heaven Came Down: The Mission of Christ - Nov./Dec. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 6
Here Comes the Judge - May/June 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 3
Hide Not Your Face - July/August 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 4
Holiness Wars: The Antinomianism Debate - Nov./Dec. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 6
Holy War in Joshua: Texts of Terror? - Jan./Feb. 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 1
Home Schooling: Recovering the Disciplined Art of Catechesis (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 1
How did we get here? - Jan./Feb. 2007 Vol: 16 Num: 1
How Preaching Reveals This Secularizing Trend: A Look at a Sociologist's Study (Sidebar) - March/April 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 2
How To Be Polemical: Without Being a Downright Nasty Person - Sept./Oct. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 5
How to Discover Your Calling - May/June 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 3
How to Read The Book - Nov./Dec. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 6
I'll Pray About It (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 1
In God's Name: Guidelines For Proper Political Involvement - Sept./Oct. 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 5
In This Issue - Nov./Dec. 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 6
Interpreting Scripture by Scripture - July/August 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 4
Is Calvin Still Relevant After 500 Years? It all Depends - Special Issue 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 7
Is Contemporary Worship Becoming Self-Critical? (Sidebar) - Nov./Dec. 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 6
Is Hell Separation from God? (Sidebar) - May/June 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 3
Is Style Neutral? - Jan./Feb. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 1
Is the New News Good News?: Shifting Views Concerning God in Our Day - Sept./Oct. 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 5
Just How Pro-Life Are You Really? - July/August 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 4
Justification and Justice: The Great Commission and the Great Commandment - Sept./Oct. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 5
Knowing What You're Looking For in the Bible - July/August 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 4
Learning to Hear Again in a World of Noise:: Appreciating the Practical Benefits of the Lord's Day - Jan./Feb. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 1
Legal Rather than Evangelical Knowledge: Calvin on the Limits of Natural Theology - Jan./Feb. 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 1
Lessing's Parable (Sidebar) - May/June 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 3
Loving Muslim Neighbors - July/August 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 4
Make Your Calling and Election Sure: Predestination and Assurance in Reformed Theology - Nov./Dec. 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 6
Marching to Zion: Joining the Royal Procession - Nov./Dec. 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 6
Members Only - Nov./Dec. 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 6
Memento Morte: Remember Death (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 1
Mercy Ministry and Social Justice (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 5
Missional Church or New Monasticism? - March/April 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 2
Muscular Christianity - May/June 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 3
My Father's World - March/April 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 2
Mysteries of God and Means of Grace - May/June 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 3
Nathan the Naive: Pluralism, Postmodernism, and Playing to the Gallery - May/June 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 3
New Catechisms - Jan./Feb. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 1
No Church, No Problem? - July/August 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 4
Our Father In Heaven - July/August 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 4
Our Redeemer Lives - And So Shall We: A Sermon on the Suicide of a Friend - March/April 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 2
Panentheism and Jonathan Edwards (Sidebar) - May/June 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 3
Panentheism in World Religions (Sidebar) - May/June 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 3
Paul and Covenantal Nomism (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 5
Pelagianism - Jan./Feb. 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 1
Pop Goes Postmodernism - July/August 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 4
Preaching Christ Alone - March/April 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 2
Precious Moments in American Religion - Jan./Feb. 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 1
Providence and Common Grace - Sept./Oct. 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 5
Pure Self-Interest - July/August 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 4
Recovering the Art of Christian Prudence - March/April 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 2
Reformation Piety - July/August 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 4
Reformed or Just Conservative? - May/June 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 3
Remnant: Who Is Israel? - Sept./Oct. 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 5
Resolutions for Roman Catholic and Evangelical Dialogue - July/August 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 4
Response to "The Insufficiency of Scripture" (Website) - Jan./Feb. 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 1
Rightly Dividing the Word: Negotiating Continuity and Discontinuity - Sept./Oct. 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 5
Romans Revolution - Jan./Feb. 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 1
Samuel Davies on the Two Kingdoms (Sidebar) - Nov./Dec. 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 6
Saved From God - March/April 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 2
Seekers or Tourists?:: Or the Difference Between Pilgrimage and Vacation - July/August 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 4
Settlers, Pilgrims, and Wanderers - July/August 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 4
Sick Souls Hoping in the Suffering Servant - March/April 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 2
Sin and Sins (Sidebar) - Nov./Dec. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 6
Singing the Blues With Jesus - Jan./Feb. 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 1
Some Things Just Never Change: Response - Exit Stage West - March/April 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 2
Something God Cannot Do - March/April 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 2
Spring Cleaning - March/April 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 2
Sufficient for Faith and Practice: Covenant and Canon - May/June 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 3
Temptation In the Wilderness - March/April 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 2
Terrifying Peace - Nov./Dec. 2004 Vol: 13 Num: 6
The Apostle Paul & Oprah Winfrey - May/June 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 3
The Battles Over the Label "Evangelical" - March/April 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 2
The Bible As We Know It (Sidebar) - May/June 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 3
The Church after the Parachurch - Sept./Oct. 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 5
The Church and Israel - May/June 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 3
The Covenantal Summons: When God Gathers His People in Worship - July/August 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 4
The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity: Reformation Essentials - March/April 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 2
The Distinction between Law and Gospel in Reformed Faith and Practice (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 5
The Double Cure: Addictions and God's Grace (Sidebar) - Nov./Dec. 2001 Vol: 10 Num: 6
The Ethnocentricity of the American Church Growth Movement - May/June 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 3
The Garden - July/August 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 4
The Gospel and the Sufficiency of Scripture: Church of the Word or Word of the Church? - Nov./Dec. 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 6
The Great Announcement : "All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Has Been Given to Me" - Jan./Feb. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 1
The Great Assurance - Nov./Dec. 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 6
The Higher Life at the Orlando Prayer Summit - Jan./Feb. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 1
The Importance of Church Office in the Ordinary Ministry (Sidebar) - May/June 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 3
The Incommunicable Attributes of God (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 5
The Justification of the Guilty, Not the Righteous - Nov./Dec. 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 6
The Legacy of Charles Finney - Jan./Feb. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 1
The Long View and the Sure Promise: What to Do When Your Son or Daughter Leaves the Faith - May/June 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 3
The Long War - Nov./Dec. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 6
The Ministry of Reconciliation: Embassy of Grace - May/June 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 3
The New Birth - May/June 2016 Vol: 25 Num: 3
The New Covenant: A History - Jan./Feb. 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 1
The New Gnosticism: Is It The Age of the Spirit or The Spirit of the Age? - July/August 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 4
The New Millennium - May/June 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 3
The Promise-Driven Life - Nov./Dec. 2005 Vol: 14 Num: 6
The Reformation & Spiritual Formation - July/August 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 4
The Secularization Thesis - Sept./Oct. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 5
The Song of Moses in the City That Never Sleeps - Nov./Dec. 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 6
The Tower of Babel - Sept./Oct. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 5
The Truthfulness of Scripture: Inerrancy - March/April 2010 Vol: 19 Num: 2
The Very Idea of It - May/June 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 3
The Word Proclaimed: Romans 10 and How the Gospel Comes - Nov./Dec. 1999 Vol: 8 Num: 6
Thine Is the Kingdom and Glory Forever - July/August 1993 Vol: 2 Num: 4
Time + Community = Wisdom - Nov./Dec. 2015 Vol: 24 Num: 6
Time for a Commercialism Break - Sept./Oct. 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 5
To Be or Not To Be: The Uneasy Relationship between Reformed Christianity and American Evangelicalism - Nov./Dec. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 6
Trees or Tumbleweeds? - July/August 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 4
Truly Catholic: The Impossible Dream - March/April 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 2
Typology - Nov./Dec. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 6
Union With Christ - Jan./Feb. 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 1
Union with Christ: The Double Cure - July/August 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 4
Vain Philosophies: How Should Christians View Worldly Wisdom? - July/August 1994 Vol: 3 Num: 4
Wanted:: Ministers Who Preach Not Themselves, But Christ - Nov./Dec. 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 6
Wanted: Apathetic Lutherans & Calvinists: (No Experience Required) - Sept./Oct. 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 5
Was Geneva a Theocracy? - March/April 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 2
Was the Reformation Missions-Minded? - May/June 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 3
We Don't Need Another Hero - March/April 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 2
We Wish for...Pastors, Elders, and Deacons Who Understand and Faithfully Execute Their Offices - Jan./Feb. 2000 Vol: 9 Num: 1
What About Bob?: The Meaning of Ministry in the Reformed Tradition - March/April 1997 Vol: 6 Num: 2
What Are the Prospects for Greater Unity of Christ's Visible Body in Our Time? - Sept./Oct. 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 5
What Are We Looking for in the Bible? - May/June 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 3
What Is Discipleship Anyway? - Sept./Oct. 2009 Vol: 18 Num: 5
What's All the Fuss About?: The Status of the Justification Debate - March/April 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 2
When Grace Conquers Race - July/August 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 4
When Grace Conquers Race (Sidebar) - Jan./Feb. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 1
When the Salt Loses Its Savor: Is There Still Good News for Postmodern Man? - July/August 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 4
When Your "Testimony" Is Boring - Jan./Feb. 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 1
When your "Testimony" is Boring - March/April 2012 Vol: 21 Num: 2
Where Now?: Suggestions for the Way Forward - Sept./Oct. 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 5
Who Am I...Really?: The "New Self" in an Age of Self-Transformation - Nov./Dec. 1996 Vol: 5 Num: 6
Who needs Systematic Theology When We Have the Bible? - Jan./Feb. 2003 Vol: 12 Num: 1
Who Saves Whom? - May/June 1992 Vol: 1 Num: 3
Who's In Charge Here?: The Illusions of Church Infallibility - Jan./Feb. 2013 Vol: 22 Num: 1
Whose Orthodoxy?: How to Define It and Why It's So Important - Sept./Oct. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 5
Whose Orthodoxy?: How to Know When the Line Is Crossed (Sidebar) - Sept./Oct. 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 5
Why Everyone Must Believe In Christ: Evangelism in a Pluralistic Age - May/June 1995 Vol: 4 Num: 3
Why Sacred Space Matters - May/June 1998 Vol: 7 Num: 3
Why the Alliance? - Jan./Feb. 2002 Vol: 11 Num: 1
WHY?: Trusting God in a Suffering World - March/April 2014 Vol: 23 Num: 2
Without Excuse - March/April 2006 Vol: 15 Num: 2
Word & Sacrament Ministry - July/August 2011 Vol: 20 Num: 4
Your Own Personal Jesus - May/June 2008 Vol: 17 Num: 3