God certainly abases the pride of men, but he does not despise the mind that he himself has made.
These three emphases – of many Catholics on ritual, radicals on social action, and Pentecostals on experience – are all to some extent symptoms of the same malady of anti-intellectualism. They are escape routes by which to avoid our God-given responsibility to use our minds Christianly.
I am not pleading for a dry, humorless, academic Christianity, but for a warm devotion set on fire by truth.
-John Stott, Your Mind Matters, 10, 11.