Tag: Thinking Christianly

9 Practical Ways To Build Discipleship of the Mind in Your Local Church

I’ve been writing about the question of “keeping the cookies on the lower shelf” in Sunday morning sermons. Here are some ways you (as pastor) or your church can raise the level of discussion, and build discipleship of the mind, without leaving any listeners behind. These are just seed...

The Loneliness of Understanding Reality Christianly

Someone on Facebook asked, “How would you answer this?” Christian, watch it if you dare. Prepare for a barrage. At the end of the clip, the interviewer says, “That sure is the longest answer to that question that I ever got in this entire series,” and they both laugh...

The Loneliness of Thinking Christianly

I got an email from a reader named Mark this morning, who told me he was frustrated by the lack of decent thinking among many in the Church. He said he’s looking for a higher conversation than is generally available. Christians, we have to take this seriously. For the past...

Growth in Being and In Power—In Jesus Christ

I've been reading David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God. I would recommend Hart to atheists the way I would recommend Hitchens to theists: both are (or were, sadly, in Hitchens' case) among the finest fitters of words in the contemporary literature concerning God. There is of course an...

The Truth Holds Us (Reposted)

Arrogant Christianity? It’s awkward being a Christian these days. We claim to know the truth about God, morality, and host of other contested things. We believe this truth is unique and applies to all people for all time. We believe that where other so-called truths contradict the one we...

Equipping Parents As Teachers

My latest Worldview and You column pointed to parents’ responsibilities, both to set a sound example for their children and also to teach them well in the faith. Obviously this is a challenge. Obviously also it would be great if the church could step in and help parents be...

Think Christianly by Jonathan Morrow

Book Review Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture by Jonathan Morrow I have an all-too-large “guilt shelf,” which is what I call the list of books I know I should be reading. They’re books that I want to read—that’s why I have them—but I can’t...

Same-Sex “Marriage” and the “Dogma” Fallacy

Commenter Fleegman has come to the conclusion that All I’m saying is – as you agreed – the primary motivation for Christians [to oppose SSM] is accepted Christian dogma on the subject. Since this is irrelevant as far as the law is concerned, you have to come up with...