My roommate Marty has posted an excellent article called “‘The Truth,’ Communication, and the Intellectual Achilles’ Heel” for those of us academically/intellectually-oriented Christians who may need a dose of humility and reminder of our mission from time to time. There’s nothing wrong with studying the depths of Christian thought… but let’s not forget to preach the Truth that we know in ways that people can actually comprehend. Marty makes a great reference to a sort-of “‘orthodox’ Gnosticism,” that is, an attitude of having a “higher knowledge” that can creep into our egos because we pour over Christian thought day and night. Let us never think too highly of our intellect in the sight of the one who “laid the foundations of the earth” or exalt our place in the Church that rests on the bones of fishermen.
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A student of the arts, the Bible, and the Christian tradition, I hold a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Theology & Arts. I am current pursuing ordination in the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope. View all posts by Jacob A. Davis