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

The (Deceitful) Heart

Here's a good summary of what the heart is - in biblical terms. "'Heart' is used different ways in the Bible.  Sometimes it is the mind believing or being enlightened (Rom. 10:10; Eph. 1:18), the will deciding and acting (2 Cor. 9:7, Eph. 6:6), or the affections feeling (2 Cor. 2:4).  In Hebrews 4:12 the… Continue reading The (Deceitful) Heart