The LORD Is My Light
Following is a link to a message by Professor Alister McGrath presented at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas. Professor McGrath speaks of the idea that the Christian faith should excite our minds — that there is an urgency within the pages of Scripture to love the LORD with our minds as well as to love Him with our hearts and to serve Him with our actions. The message particularly excites me as it relates so well with the current study undertaken by our Band of Brothers men’s group at New Life Christian Church. In this study based upon the classic Knowing God by J. I. Packer, we’re studying the various attributes of God and are seeking thereby to actually know Him as opposed to simply knowing about Him. It is a challenging study, one that quickly convinces that the God of the Bible is absolutely unfathomable; totally beyond the scope of our ability to understand. And yet, we’re the richer from the effort. This message is a fitting companion for our study and is an encouragement to anyone to fully engage in the discipline of knowing and loving our Savior with one’s mind. I believe you’ll thoroughly appreciate Professor McGrath’s message.
Professor Alister McGrath is a member of the Ravi Zacarias team at RZIM (Ravi Zacarias International Ministries) He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1953. He attended Methodist College, Belfast, in 1966 studying pure and applied mathematics, physics and chemistry. Professor McGrath continued his education and eventually earned both a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and a Doctorate of Divinity from Oxford University. The interactions between these two areas of study—Christian theology and the natural sciences—have been a major theme of his research work. His writings include his acclaimed book on apologetics, Bridge Building, his widely popular Christian Theology: An Introduction, and various titles on science and religion, such as A Fine Tuned Universe and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology. He has also written a number of titles on atheism including Dawkins’ God, The Dawkins Delusion? and The Twilight of Atheism. Simply click on the following link to view the Vimeo video. RMF