The apostle Paul calls to "take every thought captive" in obedience to Christ. But James Emery White fears that western Christians are failing in this task. Because we have not developed good intellectual habits, our minds instead have been captured by our culture.
A Mind for God is written to help us break free from this cultural activity through the spiritual and intellectual disciplines of reading, study and reflection. This inspirational and practical "rule for the mind" encourages and enables us to develop our minds for God.
Grow your brain! James Emery White presents a well-written, accessible approach to the importance of the mind in a Christian framework and the use of the Christian mind in the world. This accessible approach will help you put your mind to use in the world as it was intended by our Creator and includes reading lists and resources for learning.
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also adjunct professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he previously served as the school's fourth president. Dr. White holds MDiv and PhD degrees from Southern Seminary, where he was awarded a Garrett Teaching Fellowship in both New Testament and theology. He has also done advanced university study at Vanderbilt University in American religious history, and continuing education at Oxford University in England. He currently serves on the Board of Reference at Union University, and as the adjunct professor of Christian Theology and Culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary/Charlotte. An international speaker and consultant, White is the author of over a dozen books, including such Gold Medallion nominees as and Book of the Year award-winner as well as and White also served as the consulting editor as well as contributing author to and
God wants us to have the mind of Christ. But what is that mind and how do we get it? James Emery White answers these questions in some of the most lucid prose being written today. A pleasure to read! A joy to take his advice!
-James W. Sire,
author of The Universe Next Door
White's book is a welcome, though challenging reminder that we can't let our faith stop at emotion...A Mind for God demonstrates that the Christian faith is an intellectual faith as well as an experiential one, and the integration of the two signifies a mature believer.
The president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary does what he can in this slim volume to help Christians stand against the distracting and sometimes destructive culture by developing a habit of study and devotion.
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"God wants us to have the mind of Christ. But what is that mind and how do we get it? James Emery White answers these questions in some of the most lucid prose being written today. A pleasure to read! A joy to take his advice!"
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