Thinking and Believing, Believing and Thinking

In 428 or 429 AD, Augustine wrote a tract called "On the Predestination of the Saints." In this tract, Augustine refutes the Pelagians on the points of knowledge, faith, the will, God's gifts/grace, etc. It's a classic Christian treatise that is still extremely applicable and helpful for followers of Jesus today. Remember, the Protestant Reformers… Continue reading Thinking and Believing, Believing and Thinking

Theological Thinking (Vanhoozer)

Scripture has much to say about thinking, the mind, and human reason. Most of us probably know some of the main verses in Scripture about these topics: ...lean not on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5), ...be transformed by the renewal of your mind... (Rom 12:2), ...take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Cor. 10:5),… Continue reading Theological Thinking (Vanhoozer)

Common (Detrimental) Thinking Errors

Here's a fascinating book I recently finished reading: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression by Monique Thompson. What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? It's pretty simple. CBT is a type of therapy that deals with a person's thoughts, feelings, and behavior. There are specific goals in CBT and it has to do with a person's present… Continue reading Common (Detrimental) Thinking Errors