Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - July 20

One of the shocking things that arises when discussing imagination with Christians is that they often see imagination as merely something to be avoided, or are almost oblivious of its existence all together. This perspective is not only unfortunate, but unrealistic and stifling.

False portrayals like this, I suggest, hold us captive. My wager is that when imagination is devalued or seldom noticed as a feature of being human, embodying a legitimate faith in God and experiencing living spirituality will be severely impoverished. If imagination has no relevant significance for the knowledge of God, an engagement with the biblical text, and a perception of the natural world, we are failing to embrace what is true; knowledge, engagement, and perception are imagination dependent.