A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of Christ-Centered Worship
by Michael Horton
Baker Books, 2002
(249 pages; $15.99, paperback)
reviewed by Gillis J. Harp
Despite the almost endless lists of sects that fill fat telephone directories, the options for contemporary Protestants in North America boil down to essentially two. One may either attend a theologically conservative church where members have some knowledge of the Bible and attempt to apply biblical principles in their daily lives but whose Sunday worship will be disjointed, informal, even painfully irreverent; or join a mainline congregation that may have reverent, formal, even traditional worship but also (and here’s the rub) members and a pastor who are utterly clueless theologically, if not actually opposed to orthodox Christianity.
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Gillis J. Harp is Professor of History at Grove City College in Pennsylvania and the author of Brahmin Prophet: Phillips Brooks & the Path of Liberal Protestantism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). He and his family worship at Grace Anglican Church in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
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