Four Insights from Gordon Fee

Four Insights from Gordon Fee 1. The Passion of Paul’s life “Anyone who reads even a smattering of Paul’s writings recognizes early on that his devotion to Christ was the foremost reality and passion of his life. What he said in one of his later letters serves as a...

Anti-intellectualism (Part 4)

Anti-intellectualism (Part 4)  The Church is Anorexic All these facts point to the present condition of the church as deeply anti-intellectual. It could be said that the church now has a kind of “Spiritual Anorexia.” Anorexics (1) have an intense fear of...

Anti-intellectualism (Part 3)

Anti-intellectualism (Part 3) In this post I want to pick back up on an idea i hinted at in the first post in this series. The metaphor of anti-intellectualism as poison. In this post we will look deeper at the effects of anti-intellectualism using poison as a guiding...

Anti-intellectualism (Part 2)

Anti-intellectualism (Part 2) In this post we will look at 3 key distinctions and clarifications that makes the christian mind distinctly Christian. A great guide for us is a mid 20th century scholar, Harry Blamire and his classic work, The Christian Mind (1963)....

Anti-intellectualism (Part 1)

Anti-intellectualism (Part 1) Do Ideas Have Consequences? “Ideas are overrated,” a young friend once said to me. After a moment I asked him, “So you’re telling me that you hold to the idea that ideas are overrated.” Now a little puzzled and a little unsure he...

Can a Christain be too spiritual?

Can a Christain be too spiritual? John of the cross thinks we can. In the spiritual classic “Dark night of the soul,” He lists a series of sins that are poison to the Christian life. In it He explains how one vice can turn spiritually into a bad habit. Beginners in...