Your Mind Matters. "Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service," writes John Stott. "If we do not use the mind which God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality." While Christians have had a long heritage of rigorous scholarship and careful thinking, some circles still view the intellect with suspicion or even as contradictory to Christian faith. And many non-Christians are quick to label Christians as anti-intellectual and obscurantist. But this need not be so. In this classic introduction to Christian thinking, John Stott makes a forceful appeal for Christian discipleship that engages the mind as well as the heart.
Fit Bodies, Fat Minds. Anti-intellectualism has become the scandal of evangelicalism. Over the course of 200 years, it has gradually become part and parcel of our evangelical identity. Yet today the failure to love God with our minds as well as our hearts is not only a sin - it's a crippling cultural handicap in an age when ideas have greater consequences than ever. Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. This book is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism is not evangelical enough.
Thinking About God: First Steps in Philosophy. Can we really think about God? Can we prove Godís existence? What about faith? Are there good reasons to believe in the Christian God? What about evil? Can we really know with our finite minds anything for sure about a transcendent God? Can we avoid thinking about God? The real problem, says philosopher Gregory E. Ganssle, is not whether we can think about God, but whether we will think well or poorly about God. Admittedly there is a lot of bad thinking going around. But Ganssle, who teaches students, wants to help us think better, especially about God. He thinks philosophy can actually help.