term paper #4: What Does It Mean to Think with the Mind of Christ?

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • Good point Zee. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” has always been an intriguing statement to me. What exactly is that? how can I have the mind of a Perfect God/man?

    • I’ve had a similar question regarding the WWJD bracelet (even though I’ve worn a few down to threads).

      However, I think when Nouwen is talking about thinking with the mind of Christ – the closer we are to God, the more we understand (or, rather, trust) Him and therefore we can see more clearly what He would like us to do.

      But the more honest answer is – I don’t know.

  • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

    This book looks intriguing. I have been trying to find some “heavier” reading to dig deeper not only into God’s Word, but how to put His words to practical use in my life, my family and my community. I have been part of the Zondervan publishing book review program, but so far each book is kind of light and fluffy and surface scratching.. just theological baby food. I might have to check this book out… those are some heavy questions! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • I’m on Zondervan and BookLookBloggers (Thomas Nelson) programs as well 🙂 I know what you mean about theological baby food – which is why I usually read some fiction stuff there. (Although, my favorite theology book – God Who Smokes by Timothy Stoner – was a Zondervan one. Couldn’t resist the title and the author’s name. Turned out to be good stuff inside too, besides those two factors.)

      Henri Nouwen one is tiny (I’ve read it in three days, reading only during my way back home in the subway), but it sure packs a lot of theological meat. Also, if you’ve never read Nouwen, I highly recommend his other book, The Return of the Prodigal Son. (I think this is what it’s called in English… only read it in Russian for a class.)

      Thanks for stopping by, Gingi!

      • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

        I have no idea why, but reading Christian fiction is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. I can’t stand it!

        I’ll have to check out those authors, thanks for the recommendation! So what are you reading / reviewing now on Book Look? ^_^

        • Hahaha – a lot of Christian fiction is a watered-down stuff. However, I love Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee’s writings (they have both written separately as well as authoring a few books together).

          At the moment, I am catching up with my class reading, so trying not to get into the BookLook Bloggers website (otherwise I’ll get something). But I’ve read quite a few. The last one was Motherless by Erin Healy (I’ve read a few other by her too) – http://www.zenichka.com/2015/01/15/book-review-motherless-by-erin-healy/

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