Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mike Horton interview: the gospel-driven church

Mike Horton was on Issues, Etc., discussing "The Gospel-Driven Church":

Here's the link

thought-provoking questions

I have taken a paragraph from Mike Horton's new book, Christless Christianity and split it up into bullet points for thoughtful reflection:

• Does Christ come merely to improve our existence in Adam or to end it, sweeping us into his new creation?

• Is Christianity all about spiritual and moral makeovers or about death and resurrection — radical judgment and radical grace?

• Is the Word of God a resource for what we have already decided we want and need, or is it God’s living and active criticism of our religion, morality, and pious experience?

In other words, is the Bible God’s story, centering on Christ’s redeeming work, that rewrites our stories, or is it something we use to make our stories a little more exciting and interesting?