This blog has been several years in the making. Our experiences within Christianity have been ones of incredible blessing and growth. God is living and active in His church! However, both of us (High and Low) come at things a bit differently then most Christians we have met. We are both active participants in the life of the mind. This has not always been easy, and our time in the church has often been one of romantic tragedy. Mark Noll, an evangelical historian and author describes poignantly what I mean in his book,The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.
“The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind. An extraordinary range of virtues is found among the sprawling throngs of evangelical Protestants in North America, including great sacrifice in spreading the message of salvation in Jesus Christ, open-hearted generosity to the needy, heroic personal exertion on behalf of troubled individuals, and the unheralded sustenance of countless church and parachurch communities. Notwithstanding all their other virtues, however, American evangelicals are not exemplary for their thinking, and they have not been so for several generations.” The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, p. 3
This blog is a laymen’s effort to rectify this situation in some way. Christianity has a long and fruitful history within the life of the mind. Our goal is to assist the church in returning to these roots.
Specifically, we will be attempting to provide our readers with information that will enable them to further investigate the topics on their own. We have provided a book list tab, which will grow considerably as we read more ourselves. We will also be attempting to respond to specific questions you may have.
Our ultimate purpose is to glorify God through the rigorous use of our minds and to help others do the same. Christianity is not a religion of blind allegiance to some metaphysical fantasy. It is a intimate and real relationship with the Creator of all things, including our minds. We were meant to use them to further our trust and dependence upon Him!
~High and Low