Jesus giving the Farewell Discourse (John 14-17) to his disciples, after the Last Supper, from the Maesta by Duccio, 1308-1311.
There really is a false dichotomy being promoted in modern Evangelicalism, epitomized by Rick Warren’s creed (sic), “…deeds, not creeds…”
We cannot practice the Christian Faith without knowing what we’re doing. It’s like trying to build a house without a blueprint. Sure you could start building immediately, but I wouldn’t want to live in it.
We should never be forced to choose between loving God with our minds, and loving God with our hearts, or loving God with our hands. All three are necessary.
We would rather do than think. Google has made us stupid, because we don’t know the steps to critical thinking, and intelligent inquiry.
‘Tis laziness that compels us to bypass theology for practice. Avoiding either step is detrimental to our maturity as believers.
“The modern dichotomy…
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