Prenatal Genetic Testing and Abortion (Moreland/Rae)

 Our culture today has very subjective and illogical views on what it means to be a person.  For one of several examples, some say that an unborn baby with Down syndrome is not a person.  In fact, as many of our readers know, pregnant women can have tests to see if their unborn baby has… Continue reading Prenatal Genetic Testing and Abortion (Moreland/Rae)

The Limits of Science Concerning Human Nature (Moreland/Rae)

 Since I'm doing a sermon series on image and identity, I picked up Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey.  I've mentioned it here several times in the past month or two.  I also recently picked up Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics by J. P. Moreland and Scott Rae.  Body and Soul is a… Continue reading The Limits of Science Concerning Human Nature (Moreland/Rae)

The Loss of the Christian Mind in America (Moreland)

As I was re-reading parts of Love God With All Your Mind, I came across this great section I had marked up - a section of the book where Moreland talks about the loss of the Christian mind in American Christianity.  I've posted it here before, but it is for sure worth noting again.  Especially… Continue reading The Loss of the Christian Mind in America (Moreland)

Anti-Intellectualism and American Revivalism

The historic Christian church has typically been a thinking church.  From Paul to Augustine to Bernard to Aquinas to Calvin to Owen (including many others), Christianity has had a robustly intellectual side to it.  Many Christians have taken seriously Jesus’ command to love God with our minds. In the American church, however, there has been… Continue reading Anti-Intellectualism and American Revivalism

Seven Obstacles of Spiritual Maturity

 I’ve been making my way through this outstanding book: Love God with All Your Mind by J. P. Moreland (Colorado Springs, NavPress, 1997).  Among other things, I appreciated Moreland’s discussion of the “seven traits of the empty self” that are so prevalent in many Westerners today.  And these seven traits, Moreland argues, undermine and stand… Continue reading Seven Obstacles of Spiritual Maturity