“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” –Mark 12:30, Deuteronomy 6:5
Most of the churches I’ve attended over the last four decades have put the accent on different parts of this command. Some put the emphasis on strength, service, community action and outreach. Others have put the emphasis on the soul – personal piety for believers and evangelism of not-yet-believers were the primary focus of these congregations. Other congregations focused on the stirring the heart to an emotional connection with God through expressive Charismatic worship and practice.
I haven’t been to many churches where loving God with one’s mind has been a primary value, particularly among women. [Read more]