In Spiritual Formation circles the term, “Rhythm of Life” is something that is heard or discussed often. It sounds romantic, and I like the term because it denotes there is activity, adventure, and purpose. Much like a pulse is the rhythm of our heart and a sign of life, a Rhythm of Life is a […]
Building a House 90% of our life is lived through our embodied will. Spiritual Formation is about being proactive in surrendering our embodied will to God’s formation. As in Isaiah 64:8, God is the potter and we are the clay. I love a video from The Potter’s Inn called, “The Story of the Potter” that […]
In Christian theology, Justification is an event, whereas Sanctification is a process. The sanctification process is synonomous to Spiritual Formation, which is the process of becoming more like Christ. Let’s read Galations 5:24, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed their passions and desires of their sinful nature to the cross, and have crucified […]
About four years ago, I read a book that impacted me greatly on my journey, The Observer’s Chair, by Dave Blanchard. Here are the first three paragraphs from Chapter 1: As humans, we have been given a unique gift, the ability to step back and become aware of our own unhealthy habits of thinking- we […]
What is Spiritual Formation? Spiritual Formation is replacing our incorrect idea systems with the idea systems taught by Jesus Christ. The single most threatening idea system is the misunderstanding of God, and all that surrounds our concept of Him. “Who is God, and what is His intention with me?”, to put it plainly. From the […]
Matthew 5-7 is the infamous Sermon on the Mount. At the end of Chapter 7, Jesus equates the listening and doing of His teaching to a person who builds their house on a rock versus the sand. By this, He is calling the teachings He just laid out, foundational. He teaches on many topics throughout […]
The Present Lifescape Galations 6:9 “Whatever a man sows, so shall he reap.” Our life on the outside is a perfect reflection of what can be found inside us. Our lifescape is as healthy as what has been put into its soil. This is our “spiritual formation”, which is made up of the contents of […]
I have never met a Christian who didn't want to be more like Christ. I have also never met a Christian who didn't struggle in their attempts, to be more like Jesus. If you struggle, this site will serve...