Are You Afraid Loving God with Your Mind Will Crowd Out Your Heart?
by Amy K. Hall
A while back, a Christian friend emailed me with a challenge to Christianity that was troubling her. I gladly answered her question, and she thanked me and responded,
I think I thought I could avoid apologetics and just tuck away these types of questions that creep into my mind and assume that someone out there has an answer for them. Yes, I am still someone who cringes when I hear some apologists speak, because I think that somehow the “love the Lord your God with all your mind” is crowding out the heart and soul parts.
This is a very common objection to apologetics—the fear that apologetics will somehow stifle your love for God,* but I think it reflects a misunderstanding of people and God’s gifts in general…