Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and is known for helping Christians to understand what they believe, why they believe, and how they can defend both. Dr. Sproul says:
What God reveals is intelligible; we can understand it with our intellect. He doesn’t ask us to throw away our minds in order to become Christians. There are people who think that to become a Christian, one must leave one’s brain somewhere in the parking lot. The only leap that the New Testament calls us to make is not into the darkness but out of the darkness into the light, into that which we can indeed understand. That is not to say that everything the Christian faith speaks of is manifestly clear with respect to rational categories. I can’t understand, for example, how a person can have a divine nature and a human nature at the same time, which is what we believe about Jesus. That’s a mystery—but mysterious is not the same as irrational.
It is this commitment to helping Christians develop their minds that fuelled Dr. Sproul's two messages for our 2012 National Conference.
Here's a preview of what to expect from Dr. Sproul in Orlando this March.
Have You Lost Your Mind? by R.C. Sproul
Christians today often do not think. Logic is considered worldly while contradiction is prized as a hallmark of true faith. In this message, R.C. Sproul will provide an overview and introduction to the sad state of the Christian mind today, providing real world illustrations and examples of some of the problems we must overcome.
Love the Lord Your God with All Your Mind by R.C. Sproul
Ours is an age that emphasizes emotionalism and experience. Emotions and experiences are not necessarily bad things, but they should not be set up in opposition to the mind, to reason. In this message, R.C. Sproul exhorts us to remember that Jesus called us to love God with all of our hearts, with all of our souls, and with all of our minds.
The Christian Mind: 2012 National Conference
On March 15-17, 2012, we invite you to come and hear R.C. Sproul at our 2012 National Conference, "The Christian Mind." It will be an edifying time of fellowship and teaching together, helping prepare you to think like a Christian in an anti-Christian culture.