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Christless Christianity

Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California and host of the White Horse Inn radio program joins Christ the Center to discuss his book Christless Christianity. The group covers several topics including the state of the American church, approaches to culture, and confessionalism. Listen in on a fascinating discussion.


  • Michael Horton
  • Lane Keister
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Camden Bucey



Horton, Michael Scott. Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church. Grand Rapids, Mich.: BakerBooks, 2008.

Smith, Christian. American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving. 1st ed. University Of Chicago Press, 1998.

Future Directions in the Sociology of Religion Social Forces 86, no. 4 (2008): 1561-1589.

Theorizing Religious Effects among American Adolescents Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42, no. 1 (2003): 17-30.

Smith, Christian, and Melinda Lundquist. Denton. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Tchividjian, Tullian. Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Multnomah Books, 2009.

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