Brian Borgman has a guest post on the Crossway blog today:
Recently I was preaching at a men’s retreat and one of the pastors, a guy with a great sense of humor, presented me with a clever, life-sized mockup of my book Feelings and Faith. The obvious difference? His was entitled Tickling and Truth, Cultivating Giddy Emotions in a Men’s Retreat Setting. I laughed hysterically. I get the joke. Feelings are not taken too seriously. After all, they are “just” feelings.
I frequently see and hear statements that go something like this, “Faith, not feelings, is what matters to God.” I understand where that comes from. Our feelings have led us astray so many times. They frequently are the arena for some pretty ugly sins. So the natural thing for us to do is to quarantine the emotions. If we can dismiss or minimize them, then we think we have made progress.
Read the whole thing.