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The motivation of the kingdoms of this world

“The kingdoms of our world, including many religious kingdoms, run on doctrinal fear the way the kingdom of God runs on grace.” (Gary Black and Dallas Willard) 15 more words

Spiritual Formation

Daily Riches: Disappointment in the Church (Dallas Willard) *

“Seventeen years of ministerial efforts in a wide range of denominational settings had made it clear to me that what Christians were normally told to do … was not advancing them spiritually. 371 more words

Spiritual Formation

Into the Wilderness with Jesus (Part 1)

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. 1,945 more words


Nickels and Noses, Butts and Bucks - What Counts?

Everyone counts something. Whether money in our bank accounts (or lack thereof), house size, kid’s school class rank, or number of grandkids (the crowd we run with these days), we all are counters! 283 more words

The Path to Peace is Unhurried

One of the best things about The Academy for Spiritual Formation is that you develop deep, abiding friendships with some great folks. One of my dearest friends is a woman who was in my Academy covenant group. 276 more words


The 12 Steps: A Tutor for Spiritual Transformation

The 12 Steps (a revised version posted below for Christian Spiritual Transformation) has been something I’ve been interested in for the last 5 years or so.   328 more words

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How to Fulfill the Great Commission & Find a Confident Faith

This week, we finished The Great Omission by Dallas Willard, the second of three books in ICSI’s 2014 Summer of Soul Book Club. I have personally been blessed to be a part of this group of people, meeting every week to sharpen one another in our thinking and devotion to God. 416 more words