What This Blog is About
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV)
As a Christian, I believe I’ve been drafted into a cosmic conflict fought not with sticks, stones, and semi-automatic rifles, but with the sword of the Spirit – the living and active Word of God. In our contemporary culture, metaphors of warfare and destruction fail to resonate for reasons I cannot dispute. Let the reader be assured, however, that this blog is not meant to be one more outpost in the onward march of our Christian intellectual soldiers. Rather, I pray my writing will serve as an invitation to see the world through the eyes of one who’s mind has been, is being, and will be redeemed and renewed by the Maker and Sustainer of all things.
Yes, I Botched the Title
Ever decide to name your blog after a misremembered verse of Scripture, only to realize after the fact that you had botched the citation? Whatever the title of this blog may suggest, “all thoughts captive” really isn’t the best translation of the Greek (αἰχμαλωτίζοντες πᾶν νόημα), but here we are.
Rather than fix the mistake, I decided to stick with it as a monument to my own imperfection. While you can expect me to exercise great care in my writing, I must admit that even my best thinking is subject to every epistemic obstacle appropriate to finite creatures this side of heaven. One day I will know as I am known, but until then I will enjoy the freedom that comes from acknowledging that today is not that day.