Christless Christianity by Mike Horton

From James Grant:

Mike Horton has been working on a new book that will be published this month: Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church. Here is 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.

Horton has a website dedicated to examining this topic, and on the website, you will find a 5 minute video on the topic of Christless Christianity, as well as other links to White Horse Inn podcasts. You can also read a pdf of chapter 1. “Issues, Etc.,” interviewed Dr. Horton about his upcoming book here.

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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