7 Toxic Ideas Polluting Your Mind
Selvaggio, Anthony T.
“Well conceived, very well written, and helpful. The writing is clean (uncluttered), clear, accessible, edifying, and even sparkles in places.”See All
Robert A. Peterson
“Anthony Selvagio’s topics are timely and will certainly be of help to many. His writing style is engaging and easy to read. While popularly written, he demonstrates a depth of research in the footnotes. Selvagio underlines the importance of a consistent biblical worldview, and warns his readers against false world views that are attractive. Highly recommended.”See All
Rick Gamble (PhD)
Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
“Worldliness infects us deeper than our clothing or music. It seeks to inhabit our perceptions and desires. Indeed it starts in the heart. Anthony Selvaggio puts his finger on the pulse of a worldly age, and his diagnosis reveals the crippling idolatry of our hearts in such reigning ideas as individualism, consumerism, relativism, obsession with the new, and contempt for the past. Like a good doctor, Selvaggio does not rail at us about our illness; he aims to heal and so offers solutions in Christ. Whether you are a teenager, a mother, a businessman, or a pastor, this book will bring health to your soul and equip you to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.”See All
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
“Anthony Selvaggio’s book should not be overlooked by thoughtful Christians. He challenges the incorrect notion that “worldliness“ constitutes merely overt behavior, and he rightly reminds us that our thoughts and ideas end up shaping our behaviors far more than we think. He rightly uncovers seven common ideas/values in American culture that are contrary to the principles disclosed in Holy Scripture.”See All
T. David Gordon
Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College
“By making good things ultimate things — love becomes lust, rest becomes sloth, and so on — we fall into what used to be called the seven deadly sins. We have a harder time spotting the seven modern idolatries that Anthony Selvaggio outlines for us, but the process is similar: individuality becomes individualism, equal opportunity becomes egalitarianism, and so on. Seven Toxic Ideas Polluting Your Mind helps us to spot those current tendencies and, with God’s grace, contain them.”See All
Source: Sermon Audio
The world is full of dangerous, toxic ideas that invade our thoughts, undermine our Christian worldview, and extend into our very behavior.
Unfortunately, Christians often live their lives unaware that they are adopting non–Christian ideas, because they are too busy focusing on behavior in the first place. Worldliness is too often equated with what we say and do, rather than the battle of our hearts and minds that it truly is. And when Christians are too concerned and disgraced by behavior on the outside, it is easy for worldliness to slip into our minds and take hold.
This book examines seven particularly toxic non–Christian ideas that cripple the modern Christian mind, exploring each idea clearly and understandably. Discussion questions are included to help you pinpoint these toxic idea in your own thinking — and deal with them.
Are these idea already polluting your mind? Learn how to replace them with a Christian mindset.