Do you have light-bulb moments when you realize that a word or phrase has escaped your lexicon? They’re often accompanied by a revelation that you missed something interesting. It can be that way with ideas as well.
While writing a post on personal discipleship, I came across a podcast by William Lane Craig in which he mentioned “the life of the mind.” I didn’t bird-dog the phrase at the time, but it registered. Then, while reading Kenneth Samples‘ work I tripped over that phrase on his blog. Finally, I heard Clarke Morledge use the phrase in conversation.
As stated previously, I have an anti-intellectual prejudice—big thoughts are best communicated with small words. On the other hand, I might just be turning into a closet intellectual. Or maybe not. Continue reading