Six Anti-Church Evangelical Trends (Hughes)

 This is a re-blog from February 2011. As I mentioned a few weeks back, this is a great book: Set Apart by R. Kent Hughes.  I liked his section where he gave six anti-church trends among American evangelicals (found in chapter 10).  Here they are. 1) Hitchhiker Christians:  These people say, “You go to the… Continue reading Six Anti-Church Evangelical Trends (Hughes)

Evangelicals, Sexual Revolution, and Roadkill (Guinness)

As I've said before, Impossible People by Os Guinness is an excellent book in many ways.  One reason I appreciate it is because Guinness calls the church to stand firmly, carefully, and purposefully on the truths and teachings of Scripture.  He laments how some evangelicals have waffled and wavered when it comes to sexuality, gender,… Continue reading Evangelicals, Sexual Revolution, and Roadkill (Guinness)

Deconstructing Evangelicalism

Some of our readers will no doubt be interested in this book: D. G. Hart, Deconstructing Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004).  What is it about?  Hart gives a summary in the introduction: “My point put simply is that the movement neo-evangelical leaders patched together ended up splintering because it lacked the discipline and rigor of… Continue reading Deconstructing Evangelicalism

The Courage to be Protestant

I just finished this hearty workout by David Wells: The Courage to be Protestant (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).  He sets the evangelical American church on the table poking it, prodding it, and pondering why it is in the sad shape it finds itself in today: a doctrinal vacuum where people want a spiritual fix their… Continue reading The Courage to be Protestant

Christ – My Life Coach Helping Me Overcome My Bad Habits?

Here's what Willimon says about Horton's new book which diagnoses the Amerincan church, Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008): "Here the roots of our current theological malaise are exposed and we see the wrong turns we took when we began taking ourselves more seriously than God.  Michael Horton… Continue reading Christ – My Life Coach Helping Me Overcome My Bad Habits?