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...
Personality & the Spiritual Disciplines

Personality & the Spiritual Disciplines

Personality & the Spiritual Disciplines ‘People are different by design. One way we can speak of this difference is by the concept of personality types.  After having a conversation about personality and spiritual development I dusted off some old notes and...

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is a term coined by sociologist Christian Smith. It describes the beliefs and general religious outlook of modern Americans. Five core beliefs makeup this religious perspective. A God exists who created and...