Initium Soma

This is a solemn occasion. I must be frank with you: the greatest danger besetting American Evangelical Christianity is the danger of anti intellectualism. The mind as to its greatest and deepest reaches is not cared for enough. This cannot take place apart from profound immersion for a period of years in the history of thought and the spirit. People are in a hurry to get out of the university and start earning money or serving the church or preaching the Gospel. They have no idea of the infinite value of spending years of leisure in conversing with the greatest minds and souls of the past, and thereby ripening and sharpening and enlarging their powers of thinking.  The result is that the arena of creative thinking is abdicated and vacated to the enemy. -Charles Malik, Wheaton College, 1980

Moody Bible Insitute- Spokane’s debut print of the Soma available on campus Thursday, October 6th, 2011.

PDF version will be available here the following Thursday, October 13th, 2011.