Intellectual Discipleship

January 17, 2011

“Love the Lord your God with all your mind.”

Al Mohler has written a series of articles about the nature and role of distinctively Christian thinking in both the individual and corporate life of the the Christ-follower.

In “Intellectual Discipleship – Following Christ with Our Minds” he writes:

Many Christians rush to develop what they will call a “Christian worldview” by arranging isolated Christian truths, doctrines, and convictions in order to create formulas for Christian thinking. No doubt, this is a better approach than is found among so many believers who have very little concern for Christian thinking at all, but it is not enough.

A robust and rich model of Christian thinking—the quality of thinking that culminates in a God-centered worldview—requires that we see all truth as interconnected. Ultimately, the systematic wholeness of truth can be traced to the fact that God is himself the author of all truth. Christianity is not a set of doctrines in the sense that a mechanic operates with a set of tools. Instead, Christianity is a comprehensive worldview and way of life that grows out of Christian reflection on the Bible and the unfolding plan of God revealed in the unity of the Scriptures.

Read the whole article.  If you like it follow Mohler’s writing on the topic in these articles:

The Christian Worldview as Master Narrative: Sin and its Consequences

The Christian Worldview as Master Narrative: Redemption Accomplished

The Christian Worldview as Master Narrative: The End that is a Beginning

One response to Intellectual Discipleship

  1. Mohler is prolific. Can’t wait to read all of it. How does one man read and write so much while also serving as president of a seminary?? He clearly “redeems the time.”