The [False] Heart v Head Dichotomy (Troxel)

"I know it in my head but I can't feel it in my heart." "Christianity is more about the heart than the head." "The heart is more important than the mind." Christians sometimes use phrases like these while attempting explain the biblical commands to love the Lord with all our hearts and to do his… Continue reading The [False] Heart v Head Dichotomy (Troxel)

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)

My Evil Thoughts (Newton)

 For me, one difficult part of the Christian life is the troubling sinful thoughts that burden my mind daily.  Sometimes I know why a sinful thought arose in my mind; other times I have no clue why and no idea where a thought came from.  Satan is for sure to blame for at least some of our evil thoughts! … Continue reading My Evil Thoughts (Newton)

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

Knowledge, Reason, and Theology

 I like this paragraph from Kevin Vanhoozer's Drama of Doctrine (p. 301). "Getting knowledge is more like plotting one's position with a set of maps than it is building a house on a foundation or catching fish in a net.  Theological cartography is a dramatic exercise of holy reason.  Reason is holy not in the sense… Continue reading Knowledge, Reason, and Theology