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In-Sight: The Third Temptation

I do not usually post something on both Fscebook and Oboedire.  This is an exception. _______________________________ “The Third Temptation” I cut my teeth as a new Christian on Evangelicalism.  I developed my faith within Evangelicalism.  I lived into my sixties … Continue reading

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Here and Now: New Creation

​Since I professed faith in Jesus Christ in 1963, my favorite Bible verse has been 2 Corinthians 5:17–“If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, the new has come. ” [1] In … Continue reading

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In-Formation: The Vision Domain

​[Note: if you are especially following this ongoing series on spiritual formation, please note that in observance of Lent, it will not appear again until Monday, April 22nd. The 2019 theme series “Here and Now” is pre-scheduled and will continue … Continue reading

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In-Formation: The Vision Dynamic

​Spiritual formation is the lifelong process of living increasingly into the new creation, responding to grace in ways that cause the old to pass away and the new to come (2 Corinthians 5:17).  Paul’s use of the word ‘creation’ (along … Continue reading

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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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