This Year, Read a Book

Books. No other form of media has shaped the Western world like books. The power of books lies not in some magical power they possess, but in the interaction that takes place when people open and read a book. While television and movies may deliver the same message, they do so with less interaction. Someone…

The Need of Evangelical Cultivation of the Mind

In C.S. Lewis’s classic The Screwtape Letters, he writes as Screwtape, a mentor demon, to Wormwood, an apprentice, providing counsel on how to keep his “patient” out of the grips of the Enemy. Throughout the work Lewis provides a fascinating insight into the nature of temptation. Interestingly, one of the most valuable insights in the…

Read Carefully – Part 2

Last Tuesday I wrote about how knowing the author can help us understand the perspective of the news story. But just because we know an author’s perspective doesn’t mean we can just leave it at that and skip the article if differs from our perspective. They may provide a thought that we had not considered…

Read Carefully – Part 1

Every day we are bombarded by hundreds of pieces of information vying for our attention which makes it difficult to decipher what is going on. Additionally, we are faced with a media that can spin a story about something so well you would swear that a story was the truth until you read a different…

Love the Lord with Your Mind

Americans have a love-hate relationship with learning. One of the key values of the Pilgrims who emigrated to these shores was the education of their children. We still have a strong desire to see our children educated because we believe that this continues to be vital to their future success. And yet, while we love…