Brains and All

It has been my contention that the Christian ought to be the most thoughtful person in all the world, not only because we are incited to think constantly, but because the objective subject of our thought is so infinitely great that an eternity is necessary to plumb His depths and mine His excellencies.  In reading through John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry, I came across this terrific quote from C.S. Lewis:

God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers.  If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you that you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all.  But fortunately, it works the other way around.  Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself.

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One Response

  1. Great quote, brother. If I remember right that is from the chapter on querying over texts, right? I think about that chapter and a few others constantly! O, that we could keep on thinking hard for the glory of God!

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