Michael Horton

I had the opportunity to hear Michael Horton speak on his new book "Christless Christianity" last night. I also walked away with my copy of "Putting Amazing Back Into Grace" signed and bought a couple of more books.

He speaks about what I tried to tell my pastor: If you leave out Who justifies us in order to seek justice for others, you miss the point. We seek justice because we are justified. We have to have both pieced of the puzzle - Christ on the cross...our job here on earth.

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  1. The editorial review at Amazon from Publishers Weekly was pretty unflattering.

    Did you hear Dr. Mohler as well?

    I see that conference is at Tenth Presbyterian in early May ... I suppose that's a possibility.

  2. What is ironic about the Publishers Weekly review is that it says that Horton's most savage attack for megachurch preacher Joel Osteen, whom Horton depicts as a snake-oil salesman teaching that God is a personal shopper ready to deliver happiness and prosperity if only individuals let God know their needs.

    When Publishers Weekly reviewed "Your Best Life Now" (Joel Osteen), the review said, "Many Christian readers will undoubtedly be put off by the book’s shallow name-it-and-claim-it theology;" and "Theologically, its materialism and superficial portrayal of God as the granter of earthly wishes will alienate many Christian readers who can imagine a much bigger God.

    So, Mike Horton and person who reviewed "Your Best Life Now" seem to have the same opinion of Osteen...only the reviewer of Horton holds it against the book.

    The review of Christlass Christianityh also says, "Horton reaches the oft-repeated conclusion that American Christianity is self-centered rather than Christ-centered, Jesus is a life coach rather than a redeemer, and salvation is focused on therapeutic well-being.


    The review (I think) was written by somebody who disagrees with the conclusion.

    No, I didn't see Mohler. I listened to (and spoke with) Horton at a more informal setting (the main store for Baker Publishing is within bike distance - although I didn't ride my bike this time).

  3. No, I didn’t see Mohler.

    I took a closer look at the programme and see Dr. Mohler wasn't there ... but will be in Philadelphia. I s'pose they split the country, Horton being a West Coast guy.

    I don't know whether there's any interest ... I myself would probably only want to hear Dr. Mohler.

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