Have You Learned to Read?

Last week I posted a few comments about one of the books from Renovare, Spiritual Formation Workbook, and I’ll like to follow up with some material from the introduction to Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups.  This is … Continue reading

Let’s Open Our Workbooks to Page ….

In previous posts I called your attention to a couple of devotional apps and in each case gave some focus to the spiritual principles and practices that form a foundation for the writers and the apps. Today I want to … Continue reading

Let’s Make Disciples – The Restoration Project

Sometimes I think if I hear another person announce, — “We need more discipling in our church! These people have never been taught what it really means to be a Christian. We’ve got to start telling them!”— Or, “Discipleship – … Continue reading

237 – Simplicity – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I suspect you are all familiar with the Serenity Prayer, Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Right? How does … Continue reading

202 – Discipleship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago a young man spoke at our church on his work with the organization Youth with a Mission  ( http://www.ywam.org/ ). He spoke in part of his working in the YWAM’s “Discipleship Training School.”  I had not heard of … Continue reading

188 – Community – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The other day I came across this quote from Georges Florovsky (a twentieth century Russian theologian), Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension.  From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine,’ … Continue reading

172 – Discipline – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

For the past two weeks, first from Evelyn Underhill and then from Eugene Peterson, we have heard about a certain kind of passivity in the Christian walk.  Today, let’s listen to Dallas Willard, “[Disciplines are] activities we engage in that are within … Continue reading

145 – Fooling Ourselves – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

A few weeks ago I came across an article by Evan Howard entitled “Three Temptations of Spiritual Formation.” *  I have to admit the title caught my attention immediately.  Below are a few sentences from the article. “…. I love participating with believers … Continue reading