For some time we have each (Aaron and Matthew) been considering starting a blog to share our thoughts in that type of forum. We decided that it might be a good idea to join forces and start a blog together, since we both have the same interests, yet we each have different gifts and backgrounds. The key verse that made me consider (Matthew) entering the blogosphere was 2 Corinthians 10:5 which reads, “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” We are living in a period in history that is marked by great confusion, both in the church and in the public arena. Issues such as the breakdown of the family, the normalization of homosexuality, doctrinal divisions, and a host of other issues are confronting the church.
As Christians we have one overarching responsibility in this climate–to obey Christ. So the second half of this verse has always stood out to me. What is connected to obedience in this verse is our thoughts. Specifically Paul says that we are to take every single thought captive. Careless thinking is the leading cause of sin and error. On this blog we hope to think through issues related to family, ministry, theology, biblical exegesis, and a host of other issues together, for the purpose of providing the church with another resource for their edification as we share what is on our hearts and minds.