Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ain't it the truth...

If Christian mysticism can be faulted for, at times, relying too much on experience, the opposite tendency is, at times, seen in Protestantism, namely, a rationalistic approach to theology and God. Getting one’s theology straight seems to be the highest virtue. Christianity is reduced to reason rather than relationship. The best of Christian thought, however, works hard to understand God as much as possible with the mind, and then to be irresistibly drawn into a closer and more intimate relationship with him in order to more deeply experience his infinite glory, grace, and worth. May that be true of all of us.—The 40 Most Influential Christians . . . Who Shaped What We Believe Today, page 148

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