The Evangelical Spirituality Initiative is a Metamorpha Ministries project to help evangelicals grasp the nature of the Christian life with specifically evangelical concerns in mind. While Protestants have a rich history of spirituality, often people turn to Catholic spirituality because it is often more readily accessible. The main problem with this is that Catholic spirituality depends upon theological presuppositions that evangelicals tend to deny, such as the nature of the church, salvation, monastic orders, etc., all of which form Catholic spirituality. Instead, as evangelicals, those involved in the Evangelical Spirituality Initiative are devoted to mining distinctively Protestant and evangelical resources to help inform how we live as those devoted to Christ. Evangelical theology should form evangelical spirituality, and when it does not, it ceases to be evangelical in any meaningful sense of the word (for more on this, see link on “Theology and Spirituality” and “Reforming Spiritual Formation”).
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