The Other Revival the Church Desperately Needs
by Tom Gilson
Western Christianity stands desperately in need of revival. We need God working in us to revive our hearts, lead us to prayer, bring us to repentance. This has been my prayer for decades. So I do not mean to lighten its urgency one bit by saying we need another revival, not just of heart and soul, but of mind: a revival of Christian knowledge and thought.
That may sound too heady for those of us steeped in hope for spiritual revival. It shouldn’t. The Gospel itself puts knowledge at the center. I’ve checked: words relating to know, study, teach and learn occur nearly twice on every page of your New Testament. That doesn’t include…