When objective truth is no longer valued, subjective experience fills the void, and we end up being guided by internal feelings and emotions. The result of this is that even what Scripture refers to as sinful passions and desires (Rom. 7:5) are no longer seen as things to be resisted, but in many cases have become the essential ingredients of the twenty-first century self. “What I feel has become synonymous with who I am.” Mike Horton discusses this with Kim Riddlebarger and Jeff Mallinson on this episode of White Horse Inn (originally aired Oct. 4, 2015).
If you believe that you’re the master of your own fate and the producer of your own show, this is not only a denial of the idea that we all must answer to our creator, but it’s also a denial of the God who interrupted the course of world history in order to rescue and redeem us. In other words, you’re not only denying creation but redemption as well — and you’re denying the only possibility you have that anything good will happen when you die. If you’re wrong, you have everything to lose.Michael Horton
Author: Michael Horton
Christless Christianity guides the reader to a greater understanding of a big problem within the American religious setting, namely the creeping fog of countless sermons in churches across the country that focus on moralistic concerns and personal transformation rather than the theology of the cross. Michael Horton’s analysis of the contemporary church points believers back to the power of a gospel that should never be assumed.
The Triumph of the Therapeutic
Author: Phillip Reiff
Since its publication in 1966, The Triumph of the Therapeutic has been hailed as a work of genuine brilliance, one of those books whose insights uncannily anticipate cultural developments and whose richness of argumentation reorients entire fields of inquiry. In her introduction to the book, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn writes, “Rieff identifies a central irony: the therapeutic age, for all of its bluster about human potential and personal fulfillment, is inherently un-therapeutic and even, in some respects, antihuman.”
Faith is Not Wishing
Author: Greg Koukl
Is God just a crutch? Was Jesus a fraud? Are science and faith antithetical? Christian apologist and philosopher Gregory Koukl applies his trademark clear thinking to these and other vexing issues facing believers today. Through his thoughtful approach, Koukl demonstrates that Christian faith is not wishful thinking, but rather a sure conviction grounded in evidence.