Category Archives: In-Formation

In-Formation: The Vision Doorway

​Our exploration of spiritual formation is not haphazard, nor is our experience of it.  I am grateful to Richard Foster for creating the threefold paradigm that we will follow in this series: vision, intention, and means. [1] We begin with … Continue reading

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In-Formation: The Essence

​When I finished the previous post on the spiritual life as a dance, I saw in my mind’s eye the healed man outside the Temple walking, leaping and praising God (Acts 3:8).  I watched St. Francis dance down the road … Continue reading

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In-Formation: The Dance

​We have seen the appeal of spiritual formation through the metaphors of longing, homecoming, and living faith. There is another one–an ancient metaphor–which carries the tone of our formation even more clearly: a dance.  [1] The idea of a dance … Continue reading

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In-Formation: Living Faith

​The words of a contemporary song by Adele express our longing for home as the longing for life, “I want to live, and not just survive.” [1]  The words of the song describe the hunger of our hearts.  The God … Continue reading

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In-Formation: Longing for Home

​The spiritual life arises out of a deep longing. Long ago, David described his longing in these words, “my God, you are the One I seek. My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you” (Psalm 63:1).  Made by … Continue reading

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In-Formation: Introduction

​When creation began 13.8 billion years ago, it instantly expanded at an astonishing rate, and it continues to do so. The galaxies outside of our own are moving away from us, and the ones that are farthest away are moving … Continue reading

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