I am not an intelligent man. I am not an academic. I am a simple guy who believes the Bible.
When I became a Christian I had lots of questions. Foolishly I thought all believers would be the same, thinking about their faith, pondering things, asking questions. I confess to being disappointed to find out that I was wrong.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.
How can we love God with our mind without thinking? Surely our obligation is to weigh, to reason, to consider what the Bible says in order that we might fully love God with our minds?
In The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking: A Student’s Guide by David S. Dockery and Timothy George, Robert Louis Wilken is quoted saying this in The Spirit of Early Christian Thought:
“Christianity is more than a set of devotional practices, it is also a way of thinking about God, about human beings, about the world and history. For Christians, thinking is part of believing.”
Church, small group, discipleship programme, fellowship dinner, men’s and women’s programmes, you name it, they all should be involved in helping men and women who love the Gospel of Jesus Christ to think more and love God with their mind.