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Posts by Carl Shank, M.Div., Th.M.

Your Mind Matters To God #3: A Mind Devoted To God

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“If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing…” (1 Timothy 6:3-4, ESV). “But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene…” (2 Timothy 2:16-17, ESV).

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Your Mind Matters To God #2: Defeating Mindless Christianity

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“…‘The Lord our God is one…” (Mark 12:29, NASB). John R.W. Stott, former rector of All Souls Church in Langham Place, England, wrote a little book, Your Mind Matters, in which he lamented the anti-intellectualism along with the radical socialism and political activism among many Christians.

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Your Mind Matters To God #1: Mental Christianity

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“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’” (Matthew 22:37, ESV; also included similarly in Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27). Mental Christianity. We tend to think of faith as a private, heart matter of the emotions, a spiritual thing that hardly involves the mind or mental commitment.

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