Never trust anyone who tells you to rely on experience over careful thinking. “Look before you leap” is sage advice. It applies especially to leaps of faith. Feelings are important. They make life beautiful. But careful thinking—reason—makes life safe.
— Greg Koukl, from The Story of Reality, kindle location 2142
We’re still looking at portions of Peter’s first epistle (1:13-21), and in this we deal with the crisis in our day that I call the crisis of the mind. We’re seeing more and more [of] an expression of what could be called mindless Christianity. Continue reading
I wasn’t a good candidate for emotionalism or wishful thinking. Opinions weren’t good enough; I required solid substantiation. I clearly needed “reasons for faith” before I’d embrace any system of spiritual beliefs.
— Lee Strobel, from Reasons for Faith, Norman Geisler and Chad Meister editors, p. 11
A religion based on mere feeling is the vaguest, most unreliable, most unstable of all things. A strong, stable, religious life can be built upon no other ground than that of intelligent conviction…. Christianity, therefore, addresses itself to the intelligence as well as to the heart.
— James Orr, quoted in The Word of God and The Mind of Man by Ronald Nash, p. 48