Rom. 1:20, Ps. 19:1-2
1 Cor. 10:31
1 Chron. 28:9
Where does this come from?
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll, Eerdmans, 1994,
274 pp. "'The scandal of the evangelical mind,' says historian Mark
Noll, is that there is not much of an evangelical mind.' This critical
yet constructive book explains the decline of evangelical thought in
North America and seeks to find, within evangelicalism itself, resources
for turning the situation around." (From the back cover) While you
may not agree with everything Noll writes, you will find his analysis
of evangelicalism to be disturbing but enlightening.
Availability: AU library
The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?, by Harry Blamires,
Servants Books, 1978, 191 pp. Blamires, a proteg‚ of C. S. Lewis,
gives an extremely perceptive analysis of the way in which Christians
have abandoned the marketplace of ideas and have allowed secularism to
reign unquestioned. He lays out several fundamental elements of the
Christian way of thinking and enlivens the discussion with provocative
examples. The examples are a bit too Anglican at times, but the analysis
is extremely insightful and will challenge you to rise higher in your
efforts to bring Christian principles to bear in your intellectual
interactions with others.
Availability: CPC library
World Magazine. This is a Christian version of Time. It is
absolutely excellent. Reading this over the course of a few years will
train you in a Christian worldview like no other course of study can.
Availability: Subscription or http://www.worldmag.com
Improvement of the Mind, by Isaac Watts. First published in the 1700's,
this book has been through many reprints. It is an awesome summary
of what it means to be educated and the means to use to get there.
It will raise your awareness of the fact that every aspect of life can
be made into an opportunity to improve your mind to the glory of God.
Availability: At least three versions at the AU Library (1) (2) (3). Also, a very nice synopsis made from excerpts of the main headings can be found on the web at http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~sjreeves/cm/improve.html.