Saturday, May 8, 2010

Renewing our Minds

I’m reading an excellent book, “Love your God with all your mind” by JP Moreland which seems to have little profound nuggets of wisdom on every page. Here is one that hit me hard. I am always amazed with people who basically tell me that they never learn anything ‘new’ from the Bible. They have been in church their whole lives and have it all figured out. The problem is that we settle too easily into an intellectual rut in our learning….

“If we’re honest with ourselves, we have to admit that we get into ruts in our thinking and develop habit of thought that can grow stale after awhile. This is where renewing the mind comes in. A life of study can give us a constant source of new categories and beliefs that will lead us to fresh insights and stave off intellectual boredom. Many people become bored with the Bible precisely because their overall intellectual growth is stagnant. They cannot get new insights from Scripture because they bring the same old categories to Bible Study and look to validate their old habits of thought.”
(p.80)

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