Category Archives: Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life: The Vision Domain

 Creation is not only the dance of the spiritual life, it is the stage where the dance occurs.  It is the vision domain. When God created the heavens and the earth, it was the domain where the spiritual life is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life: 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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Spiritual Life: 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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Spiritual Life: The Dance

​We have seen the appeal of the spiritual life 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 … Continue reading

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Spiritual Life: 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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Spiritual Life: 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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Spiritual Life: 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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