Using the heart is part of the Christian walk, but it isn’t the only part. God gave us brains, and he intended on us using them.
For a long time Christians had a tradition of creating great thinkers. Most of the fathers of science were devout Christians.
Johannes Kepler, a German mathematician and, an astronomer, once described science as thinking God’s thoughts after him.
If our point of view is correct God created the universe, and getting to know it is learning the works of God.
But somehow that great tradition of Christian curiosity got lost, and many think it is somehow sinful to think to deeply about anything.
When we forgot to love God with all our minds (Matthew 22:37) we hurt our witness to others.
It is hard to respect the opinions of people whom you think are less intelligent then you.
This problem not only effects our scientific minds it negatively effects our spiritual lives as well. Many have even neglected learning about proper theology and our reasons for believing in him. For example a few years ago a book called The Da Vinci Code had many Christians questioning their faith, but many had no idea where they could go for answers. So it resulted in Christians leaving the faith for ungrounded LIES, and DISTORTIONS! Our knowledge of our own beliefs have suffered so greatly that we either to terrified to answer the door, or converted quickly when certain people knock on our doors. This should not be! We should rejoice when God gives us the opportunity to witness to people who are in spiritual darkness. We should be showing them the light, and not turning out the lights to hide when they knock!
We live in a culture that wants to know what our favorite Hollywood personality had for lunch, what they are wearing, and so many personal details about them the paparazzi torture them by not giving them a moment of peace. But yet we can’t seem to bother putting in half the effort of getting to know who God really is that we put into learning where our favorite actress bought her clothes. That is wrong, the God that created the universe is infinitely more interesting, and infinitely more worthy of worship then anyone in Hollywood!