Rebranding the Church: A Thirst for Knowledge

Evan Forester —  December 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

You’ve found yourself in a mini-series on Rebranding the church. If you missed it, then I recommend reading the introduction. Essentially, we believe that followers of Jesus should be most recognized for what they contribute to the world instead of what they are against in the world. Each week we tackle something the church must demonstrate they support.

Today I have the honor of guest posting on The Daily Retort about the church’s need to develop a thirst for knowledge. Tor is a great writer and has years of experience in journalism, blogging, and book publishing. If you’re visiting from Tor’s site, thanks for stopping by! We’d love it if you said hello in the comments.

And now, why the church needs to demonstrate a greater thirst for knowledge:

A History of Thought Leadership:

For centuries, Christians led the way in discovery of new truths and the applications of those discoveries. In John 8:32, Jesus said, “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Christians took this to heart and so they became great scientists, built new schools, and did anything they could to advance learning.

sultanate water wheel

In The Book that Made your World, Vishal Mangalwadi discusses this at great lengths. One example is that of Christian monks, who used water wheel “technology” to grind their wheat into flour. This process saved people millions of hours of work over the years and allowed them to focus on science, family, prayer, education, and so on.

Unfortunately, many people today think of Christians as ignorant and anti-science and reason. Read the full post and learn what we can do about it on Tor’s blog.

Evan Forester

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This post was by Evan, an adventure enthusiast learning to #LiveFully in New Zealand. He now writes for Embracing Exile.