“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” II Corinthians 10:3-5 (NIV).

Those of us who have spent many years in Christian education, presumably engaged in thinking as Christians about the issues facing each of us in our academic disciplines, are familiar with a fundamental challenge: how do we take our faith in Christ and our scholarly work and fuse them into one? What is the way to true unity in Christ for our disciplines and our minds? When the apostle Paul says that “…we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,” what does that mean for the Christian teacher and scholar?