Does the Church Value Intellectual Inquiry

Yes according to Dan Wilkinson. Here is one of his posts from a couple of years ago [rightly] going after Mark Driscoll. The paragraph that stood out for me was this one:

The anti-intellectualism that Driscoll encour­ages is destroy­ing the church. Ask­ing Chris­tians to abro­gate the life of the mind in favor of blind “sub­mis­sion” to a par­tic­u­lar doc­trine — espe­cially when that doc­trine is itself divi­sive and destruc­tive — is tan­ta­mount to form­ing a cult: don’t think for your­self, don’t inves­ti­gate what I’m about to say, just accept what I’m going to tell you because it’s in the Bible and the Bible is God’s Word. Is that the mes­sage of Chris­tian­ity? Is that what Christ asks us to do in order to fol­low him?

Wilkinson is more optimistic than me. I fear that effects of a Christianity of the Driscoll kind is far more prevalent and influential than we would like to admit. But, read the whole post and make up your own mind.

And, as an afterthought, spend some times with the comments. The discussion on anger is particularly illuminating.

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1 Response to Does the Church Value Intellectual Inquiry

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for your kind words! 😉

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