Spiritual formation – everyday holiness

To often spirituality is seen as other worldly, something out there that most of us can never achieve, a super-spirituality that has little time for real life. Yet we were made for everyday life. Adam and Eve had a garden to look after. A garden where they knew the Presence of God. Spiritual formation doesn't … Continue reading Spiritual formation – everyday holiness

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Spiritual formation – a question of happiness?

Happiness and joy go hand in hand and for many it will be about having the right people around them or about having the right things, or perhaps the prospect of a better job, a wage rise, getting married, a new house, etc.. It comes back to the question of happiness, what is it, and … Continue reading Spiritual formation – a question of happiness?

Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

Busy, busy, busy, it seems to be the stuff of life. Busy at work, busy at home, life can seem unavoidably busy. How's yours? When it comes to spirituality it is massive, a killer. To quote Eugene Peterson, "Busyness is the enemy of spirituality. It is essentially laziness. It is doing the easy thing instead … Continue reading Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

Spiritual formation – a fully rounded life

To be spiritually formed is to be whole, to be fully rounded in our approach to life. Frequently though that is not what we find, it seems in our nature to focus on one or two areas to the exclusion of others, or to go to an extreme in some area to the neglect of … Continue reading Spiritual formation – a fully rounded life

Spiritual formation – balance

Last time I posted about the difference it makes to Christian spiritual formation depending on whether our focus is on holiness or love and how it can lead to distortion in our lives if we focus on one to the neglect of the other. And that brings in the whole question of balance. Now for … Continue reading Spiritual formation – balance

Spiritual formation

Reading and reflecting on growing in Christ or spiritual formation, it makes a big difference as to whether we focus on holiness or love to the exclusion of the other. If our focus is holiness, sin consciousness and separation from the world will play a big part. If our focus is love, acceptance and relational … Continue reading Spiritual formation

Setting a culture of honour

Culture is part of life whether we know it or not. Its is an atmosphere, a way of being and doing, created by a common understanding, either intentionally or unintentionally. Every home has a culture, every society, every church. The question is what kind of culture, there's good, mediocre and the downright toxic, and every … Continue reading Setting a culture of honour