Monday, November 11, 2013

Grab your bootstraps!

I think that the church in America today is so obsessed with being practical, relevant, helpful, successful, and perhaps even well-liked that it nearly mirrors the world itself. Aside from the packaging, there is nothing that cannot be found in most churches today that could not be satisfied by any number of secular programs and self-help groups.

Michael Horton. Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church (pp. 16-17). Kindle Edition.

So what do we do to combat this? I seriously struggle with this. It is difficult to listen to a speaker and rarely or never hear the name of Jesus. Does this bother anyone else?


Bishop Dennis Campbell said...

Horton's book is a definite reminder that the current consumer driven version of Christianity is not the same faith found in Scripture. I recommend it to everyone.

Don G said...

Yes, it is a great read, if you are ready to start asking yourself some honest questions about what you believe.

Bishop Dennis Campbell said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts. It is always good to see someone embracing the Reformed faith, which is, I believe, the faith once delivered to the saints.

Don G said...

Thanks. I appreciate the encouragement!