Bill Mounce has posted a class on spiritual formation by John Coe on his website biblicaltraining.org (click here to see the class). I have already noticed some posts concerning the lectures in the blogosphere see here. For those of you who don’t know, John Coe is a good friend and is the chair of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology. John is, in my humble opinion, the most well-rounded and informed thinker speaking into the spiritual formation conversation today. He is well worth the time to listen to, and I’m sure these lectures will be a real blessing. Here is the class description:
"The Christian life is not fundamentally about being a moral person, obeying a set of principles, or doing spiritual disciplines. The Christian life is about opening our heart to a relationship with the living God. As we depend on the indwelling Spirit and experience abiding in Christ, we will learn an obedience that comes without the burden of guilt and shame."
For those of you who don’t know, biblicaltraining.org is a website run by Bill Mounce, the conservative pastor/Bible scholar. For anyone who learned Greek in seminary, you probably had to use what became known simply as "Mounce," which is the standard introduction to New Testament Greek. Mounce sent out an email about the new classes on the website, and had this to say about John Coe’s class: "Of all the classes that we have been able to publish, I am the most excited about this one."