Friday, July 11, 2008

What are you doing to develop your mind for Christ?

Anti-intellectualism gives rise to the most extreme, the most morally deplorable, form of sloth. It is to be found in persons for whom the ultimate objectives in life are the maximization of pleasure, money, fame, or power and who, thus motivated, express their contempt for those who waste their lives in purely intellectual pursuits. It is almost as if they wished they did not have the burden of having intellects that might distract them from their fanatical devotion to nonintellectual aims.
- Mortimer Adler

What luck for rulers that men do not think.
- Adolf Hitler

I must be frank with you: the greatest danger besetting American Evangelical Christianity is the danger of anti-intellectualism. The mind as to its greatest and deepest reaches is not cared for enough. The problem is not only to win souls but to save minds. If you win the whole world and lose the mind of the world, you will soon discover you have not won the world. Indeed it may turn out you have actually lost the world.
- Charles Malik

It's easy to slip into laziness intellectually, but we must study!

"Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

More news on our new house and a baby update coming soon too!

1 comment:

C. said...

now, if you are insinuating that i have to go back to seminary, i object! i'll be a sloth! lol! j/k. you are right, however. that's why the number one convert to the cults like mormonism and jw are evangelical christians. it's because they do not know what they believe and why. a large part of that is because we are not teaching it to them as children and young adults. "train up a child in the way he should go", right? that's why my focus for teaching in youth ministry is orthodox doctrines. the kids are really getting it, too. thanks for the post. oh, and it's a boy. i've checked the mayan calendar, observed the shape of the tea stain that my son left on the floor, and all are saying to me, "Hear thou, thus spaketh the mayan tea mystery, the brogli baby shall be-eth a non-female member of the noble species of sapiens!" the tea don't lie, bro! keep us posted! -C.