Tag Archives: Spirituality

On Not Inventing Your Own Jesus

Most Christians, myself included, do not experience Jesus primarily as a historical figure.  We experience him as a daily presence and an object of worship.  Moreover, we did not get drawn to faith by doing historical research.  We were drawn … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Men

I watched the movie Of Gods and Men with my wife this evening.   This French film recently came out on DVD.  From the blurbs, I thought it would be more about Christian/Muslim relations.  But Islam, although important to the setting, … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard-Spirituality and Idolatry

I am continuing to ponder Dallas Willard’s The Great Omission.  He talks about spirituality, but acknowledges that what exists is a bunch of spiritualities. “I …have gone out on the Internet to survey the scene, and you almost want to … Continue reading

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Coffee and Spirituality

I’ve been thinking about my earlier post about Dallas Willard’s chapter on the body and spirituality.  I was interested in a different aspect of that than what he wrote about.  This funny story illustrates my concern: Perry Gresham was an … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard-Body

Chapter 8 of Dallas Willard’s The Great Omission is about “the body as a tool for spiritual growth.” In the first part of the chapter he apparently tries to lay a Biblical basis for his theme by pulling individual verses … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard-Spiritual Formation

I am continuing to read Dallas Willard’s The Great Omission. He talks about spiritual formation, a phrase that seems to have first become popular among Roman Catholics and has recently spread to Protestants.  If you google Willard, you will see … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard-Sabbath

I continue with Dallas Willard’s The Great Omission. Dallas Willard promotes discipleship and bemoans that we  do not require discipleship as an essential for calling ourselves Christian.  He says, “A disciple is one who, intent upon becoming Christ-like and so … Continue reading

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