We either begin to think or lose the fight…

Apart from a Christian mind we will either be taken captive by the myriad of worldviews contending for our attention, or we will fail to make the Christian voice heard and considered above the din. Either way, we either begin to think or lose the fight.

 

James Emery White, from A Mind for God, kindle location 87

A race of Homo sapiens—”thinking beings”…

To this day we call ourselves a race of Homo sapiens, which means “thinking beings.” This is not simply a scientific classification; it is a spiritual one. We were made in God’s image, and one of the most precious and noble dynamics within that image is the ability to think. It is simply one of the most sacred reflections of the divine image we were created in.

James Emery White, from A Mind for God, kindle location 76

Whether we think well or badly…

Nothing is gained and everything is lost by trying to avoid thinking. It is, in any case, an impossible goal, because we always think—the question is whether we think well or badly.

David Horner, from Mind Your Faith, kindle location 336

To be human is to…

To be human is to write, to compose, to create, and to dream. So is to think, to test, and to know why.

Nancy Pearcey, from Finding Truth, kindle location 109

Minds in love with God…

Our passion is not for academic respectability, but for faithfulness to the commands of Jesus. Our lament is not for the destruction of the elite culture of Western civilization but for our deficiencies in our everyday discipleship as Christians. Our mission is not the recovery of some lost golden age of purportedly better Christian thinking but the renewal of a church today that has integrity, faithfulness, and effectiveness in its thinking. Once again, Christianity is first and foremost a matter of love—of minds in love with God and the truth of his world.

Os Guinness, from Fit Bodies, Fat Minds, p. 19

Man is obviously made for thinking…

Man is obviously made for thinking. Therein lies all his dignity and his merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought. Now the order of thought is to begin with ourselves, and with our author and our end.

Blaise Pascal, quoted in The End of Christendom by Malcolm Muggeridge, p. vii

Don’t think, whispers Satan…

Believe me, this world is not a world in which we can do well without thinking, and least of all do well in the matter of our souls. ‘Don’t think,’ whispers Satan.

J. C. Ryle, quoted in Stand Fast In the Way of Truth by Douglas Bond, p. 29