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Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel Of The American Church (originale 2008; edizione 2012)

di Michael Horton (Autore)

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Since it's creation in 2009, Node.js has grown into a powerful and increasingly popular asynchronous-development framework for creating highly-scalable network applications using JavaScript. Respected companies such as Dow Jones and LinkedIn are among the many organizations to have seen Node's potential and adopted it into their businesses Pro Node.js for Developers provides a comprehensive guide to this exciting new technology. We introduce you to Node what it is, why it matters and how to set it up before diving deeply into the key concepts and APIs that underpin its operation. Building upon your existing JavaScript skills you'll be shown how to use Node.js to build both Web- and Network-based applications, to deal with data sources, capture events and deal with child processes to create robust applications that will work well in a wide range of circumstances. What you'll learn Install, configure and deploy Node.js apps effectively Understand the Node.js asynchronous programming model in detail Create both web and network-based Node.js applications with ease Learn to work effectively with varied data sources and file types Discover advanced software engineering concepts that will will save you time and promote code reuse Who this book is for This book is for developers who already have a working knowledge of JavaScript and are interested in adopting Node.js into their projects. All other concepts will be introduced from first-principals.… (altro)
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Titolo:Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel Of The American Church
Autori:Michael Horton (Autore)
Info:Baker Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, 272 pages
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Not too far in but so far powerful and much needed wake up call to the American church. ( )
  KenMcLain | Jul 18, 2017 |
Good book. Reminded me of David Wells' "Above All Earthly Pow'rs: Christ in a Postmodern World." Though Horton stoops to ranting and soapboxing at times, he describes the 'Christ-less-ness' of the American church. He argues that the American church is not necessarily becoming theologically liberal but theologically vacuous. Where liberalism downplayed the importance of doctrine the modern church is captive to moralistic, therapeutic deism... one where Christ is trivialized. He proceeds through the book by identifying that "Pelagianism is the default setting of the human heart: the religion of self-salvation." He then sets his pen to deconstructing the ministry and theology of Joel Osteen. Osteen's message is law-lite and free of condemnation. Yet in the end, Osteen calls followers back to the burden of do-good living, yet without the condemnation of the law, there is no appeal for mercy. The proper teaching of both law and Gospel is necessary. You must mourn before you can dance. The reason this type of ministry is so appealing is that it plays on our narcissistic defaults.Horton describes this book as the more negative counterpart of a two-book effort where he will offer a solution. However, one part of the solution Horton argues is trusting the ministry of the Word and the sacraments. Keeping with his Presbyterianism, Horton describes the ordinances as sacraments. Horton also seems to make an unnecessary dichotomy of "every member ministry" by assuming that this undermines pastoral giftings.I strongly agree with goodreads member David Rathel, who suggested that Horton needed a good editor. He was unnecessarily repetitive and I found I really had to work to follow the argument. This is one of those classic cases that is so common today... This would have been an excellent 50 page book, but no one wants to pay $15 for a 50 page book. ( )
  nathan.c.moore | Oct 1, 2012 |
There is much to be appreciated in this book, but my one complaint is that Horton is so overly concerned that someone might think that his works contribute to salvation, that he underplays the importance of showing, as John the Baptist preached, the fruits of our repentance. ( )
1 vota jgaryellison | May 15, 2010 |
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An examination and critique of the current state of Christianity in America, which shows the pervasive influences of Pelagianism and Gnosticism–these heresies are closer than you think.

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Michael Horton had me at “Joel Osteen.” I was blown away by the incisiveness of Christless Christianity, a stunning work that made me so, so thankful to be attending a church deeply rooted in Reformation orthopraxis.

The first section of the book deals with the prosperity gospel, looking at Osteen and others of his ilk who preach that God wants good things for you, but who never mention Jesus or the cross in any of their sermons. Horton shows that the “easy” road that these teachers proclaim is actually just another form of legalism. All you have to do to live the good life is to follow God and be a good person. God helps those who help themselves. The onus of salvation rests squarely on our shoulders. God does not come down to us; we build a stairway to him. This is Pelagianism, which says that we must play a part in our own redemption. The reformers (Calvin and Luther, etcetera) countered this heresy by preaching that salvation is by grace alone–we do nothing.

The second section of the book delves into the Emergent church and public spokesmen like Jim Wallis and Rick Warren, those who preach that churches are to take up where Jesus left off, and continue to redeem the world. This is the “living gospel” or “deed without creed.” Horton explains how these teachings betray Gnostic tendencies that elevate human beings above God.

Even more important in this section was Horton’s depiction of the church as a place where believers come to be served by God through the sacraments and the Word. Too often the modern church becomes another workplace, with believers encouraged to throw themselves into ministry. In fact, church itself is hardly necessary at all. Just go and “live the gospel.” The sacraments become “means of commitment” rather than “means of grace.” Here again, we find a legalistic gospel that says that our works are the most important thing in the salvation equation.

Horton emphatically states that believers need to receive the Word and the sacraments, out of which will flow worship and service. Too many churches get it the wrong way round, saying that we need to get our hearts right with God on our own. He writes,

"The church has a very narrow commission. It is not called to be an alternative neighborhood, circle of friends, political action committee, or public service agency; it is called to deliver Christ so clearly and fully that believers are prepared to be salt and light in the worldly stations to which God has called them. Why should a person go through all the trouble of belonging to a church and showing up each Sunday if God is the passive receiver and we are the active giver?

…Not only once upon a time, on a hill far away, but each week the Son of God comes to serve us. We may protest. We may think that it is we who need to serve God rather than vice versa. Nevertheless, Jesus tells us as he told Peter that this is actually an insult, a form of pride. We are the ones who need to be bathed, clothed, and fed, not God.

…the main purpose of singing in church is not to express our inner experience, piety and zeal but to serve each other by making ‘the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Col. 3:16)… Pastors and teachers are not cruise director who provide venues for everyone to channel all of their gifts and energies to the church, but they are deliverers of the message of Christ."

So much good news here! ( )
  superfastreader | Mar 8, 2010 |
Thomas Jefferson is criticized for cutting all the references to miracles out of his Bible. Horton attempts a similar feat by demanding a Christianity that excludes any human active participation. This book is one confused polemic of poorly defined terms, grossly misapplied. He takes shots at many Christian groups by name calling and over generalizations. Too bad there aren't any good libel laws in the USA. Yes, Christ saves us and that is foundational to Christianity. One example of his extremism - He condemns the classic hymn, "In The Garden", stating that being in a garden alone with God implies that person doesn't need the church. He is like a guy trying to do dental surgery with a sledge hammer and chisel. A very lazy thinker or one suffering from bi-polar disorder. Better to take a nap than read this book. ( )
  SamTekoa | Feb 21, 2010 |
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