Dr. Michael Horton, the J. Gresham Machen professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California, main host of the White Horse Inn radio broadcast and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine, is coming out with an intriguing book entitled Christless Christianity. The product description:
Is it possible that we have left Christ out of Christianity? Is the faith and practice of American Christians today more American than Christian? These are the provocative questions Michael Horton addresses in this thoughtful, insightful book. He argues that while we invoke the name of Christ, too often Christ and the Christ-centered gospel are pushed aside. The result is a message and a faith that are, in Horton’s words, “trivial, sentimental, affirming, and irrelevant.” This alternative “gospel” is a message of moralism, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion. It trivializes God, making him a means to our selfish ends. Horton skillfully diagnoses the problem and points to the solution: a return to the unadulterated gospel of salvation.
The Westminster West seminary bookstore is running a special: for a limited time, the book & a related DVD are both available for only $5 (plus another $5 for shipping).
Horton has ably helped us see the train wreck that is some much of popular Christianity…A more important and timely volume could not have been written.”
-Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Senior Pastor,
First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman
“His wide ranging carefully researched examples show how our churches and megachurches have pandered to the culture with…moralistic and self-help heresies bereft of the saving action of Jesus Christ.”
-Rt.Rev. Christopher FitzSimons Allison,
Dr. Horton gives a five-minute primer in this video: