Spiritual Life

What are we anyway? The Quest to Become a Person

It is not unusual to hear someone define humanity by what we are made up of – our stuff. In this sense, what we are is fundamental. We are things …

Spiritual Formation and Ministering to People with Disability

I have been thinking about people with disability for a while now, and lead a group at my church in discussing a new field called “disability theology.” The focus of …

Our God is a Consuming Fire

I’ve been reading and meditating on the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the Bible) and I just read the passage in Exodus where God descends upon the mountain in fire, …

God’s Work and Thankfulness

In the Residence Hall where I work, our theme for the year is Growth.  I have been talking to my staff about what growth looks like.  I have been trying …

The Wound of Loneliness

I’ve been reading some Jean Vanier lately for some work I am doing on theology and disability, and I’ve come across what appears to be an idea central to his …

Visual Bible: Judas’ Kiss

The painting we are looking at this week is by Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337). I was mesmerized by this painting. It is chaotic. It is intense. It is probably a lot …

Asking as Answering?

Many little wisps of ideas have passed through my mind since I posted my last blog but none have settled. I tend to notice things and make connections and then write …

Visual Bible: Christ on the Cross

Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter from the 20th century, gives us a gripping image of Christ that has at least two different perspectives. Christ is on the cross, kind of, …
 
Formed for the Glory of God:Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad. And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics:A Guide for Evangelicals
Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers and other traditions. The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics.