Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Spiritual Formation blog launched

On Tuesday, my friends Kyle and Jamin launched a new blog that's all about spiritual formation. They've asked me to be one of a dozen or so contributors. I'll be posting there about once a week. You can find my first post on the site here. The site is still in its early stages but take a look and let me know what you think.

In case you were wondering, "what exactly is spiritual formation?", here's the deal: Spiritual formation is all about the shaping of our inner life so that our outer life takes on a certain form. In a sense, everyone, from terrorists to saints, is being spiritually formed. Their hearts are taking on a certain character and disposition, for better or worse, depending on how they are being shaped in their thoughts, feelings, wills, bodies, and social context. Christian spiritual formation looks at what happens when we follow Jesus as his disciples (or students). It focuses on how we can better cooperate with the work of his Spirit in changing us from the inside out so that we resemble him all that we are and all that we do.

1 comment:

Tacy said...

I appreciated your description of spiritual formation. It was easy to understand and avoided a lot of the religious jargon that makes spiritual formation seem like it is inaccessible for many.