Devotional Journey—Day 8

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The topic of today's devotional, intellectualism, has been hotly debated among Christians for centuries. The debate is not new to me. I was baptized Lutheran, went to Episcopalian churches as a child, a nondenominational church as a teen, a Reformed college for my freshman year, and an Assemblies of God school for missions. As a result, I've experienced a wide range of opinions and biblical teachings on the importance of an intellectual faith.

Rosalie De Rosset's charge for women is to refocus on knowing God's word and studying the faith, instead of a discussion on leisure activities and touchy-feely spirituality. While I have my opinions on the topic of loving God with our minds, we want to hear from you about the thought-provoking questions from today's devotional. Share your thoughts on these with the rest of us, or any other reactions you had.

? Do you agree with Rosalie that women's ministry focuses too much on emotions and family roles and not enough on "becoming an intellectual"? Do you agree with Carolyn Custis James that "all women are called to be theologians"?

? What do you think it means to love God with all your mind? Is a good study plan really a part of love?

? What is one specific way you'd like to build up the intellectual aspect of your faith?

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January 12, 2009 at 10:17 AM

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