God expects us to be responsible and accountable for what we allow to pass through into our mind, especially if we are going to use it to form our responses and reactions.
Today, more than ever, there are constant bombardments of verbal and accusatorial pressure, designed to malign our right and our ability to think, and pursue our thoughts, which would empower us to independently act, think and choose.
Today, more than ever, the need to challenge our own personal beliefs concerning ourselves, the world and God, has never been more crucially important to the health of those beliefs and to the fruit they bare. The renewed mind, especially the pursuit of the renewed mind, is the real theatre of spiritual warfare for those choices and beliefs to gain and hold strategical ground. Cognitive and spiritual strongholds are the places where the Christian will potentially sustain their greatest injuries, but it is also the place where the Christian has a right to claim to his victory through his new identity in Christ.
Steve Howell has been a Christian for over 44 years. About 15 years ago he founded Rethink: a biblical initiative that assists Christians towards a renewed mind and thinking processes. Steve has spent the last ten years developing Rethink and using it widely in churches, schools and rehab centres. He currently concentrates his work on the South West of England and the West Midlands.