012: Beliefs, Brains, and The Bible
Recently I got an email asking what I thought about the IF:Gathering. This conference and the discussions I’ve had about it have prompted the resurfacing of all sorts of emotions and fears I have had in the past. I didn’t actually go to the conference. I know that would have been great because then I would have a more educated opinion, but my husband and I had plans to go away that weekend and I was not going to get in the way of that annual event.
Anyway, I’m worried about the IF:Gathering’s emphasis on US and what WE can do FOR GOD. Here is a link to a blog post written by Aimee Byrd that I think identifies some of the bigger issues with the event.
As for me, events like this remind me of a time when I was trying to prove myself to God. Which prompts me to encourage all of us to do the following whenever we are listening to a speaker, attending a conference, or a reading a book that reflects Christian ideas…
1) Consider the source.
2) Consider the message.
3) Consider the Scripture.
Scripture that says USE YOUR BRAIN!
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