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I've had Os Guinness' Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It for about 10 years. I think I've put off reading. Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do about It by Os Guinness, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, ) (45 Quotes selected. Fit Bodies, Fat Minds by Os Guinness, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.


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The challenge, in St. It is the first step to the most glorious positive of all, having the mind of Christ.

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds : Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do about it

Guinness admits at various points that a given subject warrants a whole book in itself, but he returns frequently to the more modest purpose of this book, which is introductory. That being said, it should come as no surprise to anyone that sex and violence become more prevalent on TV, that is fit bodies fat minds people WATCH, and TV shows must have an audience.

Second, and perhaps more important, is the trivialization of life and the relativization of truth. I fear that we, as Christians, have become a large market, and an easily manipulated one at that.

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do about It

Companies put in us the desire for whatever they wish to sell us and we work our hands to the bone to get the things that they tell us we want, for ourselves and for our friends and families.

Second, and perhaps more important, is the trivialization of life and the relativization of fit bodies fat minds. I fear that we, as Christians, have become a large market, and an easily manipulated one at that.

Companies put in us the desire for whatever they wish to sell us and we work our hands to the bone to get the things that they tell us we want, for ourselves and for our friends and families.

We never really stop to think, "Why?

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For someone looking for an overview that provides a structure for organizing future thought, this is a great read. Some of the things I enjoyed about fit bodies fat minds book: I felt like I came away with a clearer sense of the big picture.

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds – Across the Page

The roots of the problem, as ever, are theological. Dispensationalists at the popular level tend to overlook creation as they emphasize salvation, fit bodies fat minds lordship of Christ for the cross, common grace for special grace, the visible present for the invisible future, and the normal everyday for the dramatic and the apocalyptic.

Two primary factors are given for this assertion. Further, this chasm has affected the church: Guinness next warns the highbrow camp of the danger of elitist pride, and proposes to bridge the chasm.

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do about It

Thus part II surveys the rise of a technological, image fit bodies fat minds, entertainment addicted, television watching rather than book reading, American Idiot Culture.

Quoting Neil Postman, Guinness drives home this point: The first section traces historical trends that contributed to the decline in evangelical Christian thinking, while the second section covers influences from modern culture.

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In the final section, Guinness attempts to sketch out some corrective steps. A Ghost Mind Guinness begins by pointing out that there is no necessary contradiction between evangelicalism and thought.

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In fact, evangelical Christianity has a great intellectual heritage, most notably from the Puritans. This first section of the book traces how a variety of influences have decimated that heritage, leaving the world of Christian thought abandoned like a ghost town.

The influences are Polarization specifically, the false dichotomy between heart and mindPietism, Primitivism in its bias toward the fit bodies fat minds and against learning from the pastPopulism, Pluralism, Pragmatism, Philistinism, and Premillenialism in its Dispensationalist form.

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This aspect has been partly subsumed under Pietism in the book. The new fit bodies fat minds of Premillenialism is the one where readers are poorly served by the first-letter device; as the chapter explains, the problem has not been premillenial doctrine per se but rather the extremes fit bodies fat minds dispensationalism where preoccupation with end times keeps Christians from thinking about the present times.

Guinness makes it clear that many of these trends have not been wholly bad. Pietism restored a sense of personal relationship with God to churches that had gone cold with impersonal doctrine, but it also tended to shortchange doctrine and the thought behind it.