Don’t shut up any avenue of your nature, let God come into every avenue, every relationship, and you will find the nightmare curse of “secular and sacred” will go.
With regard to other men’s minds, take all you can get, whether those minds are in flesh-and-blood editions or in books, but remember, the best you get from another mind is not the mind’s verdict, but its standpoint. Note the writers that provoke you to do the best mentally.
We have no business to limit God’s revelations to the bias of the human mind.
Truth is discerned by moral obedience. There are points in our thinking which remain obscure until a crisis arises in personal life where we ought to obey, immediately we obey the intellectual difficulty alters. Whenever we have to obey it is always in something immensely practical.
The first thing to go when you begin to think is your theology. If you stick too long to a theological point of view you become stagnant, without vitality.
Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong, it may be a sign he is thinking.
A logical position is satisfying to the intellect, but it can never be true to life. Logic is simply the method man’s intellect follows in making things definable to himself, but you can’t define what is greater than yourself.
Don’t run away with the idea that everything that runs contrary to your complacent scheme of things is of the devil.
Obedience is the basis of Christian thinking. Never be surprised if there are whole areas of thinking that are not clear, they never will be until you obey.
It takes a long time to get rid of atheism in thinking.