You are a New Creation: In Search of a Stronger Theology of Spiritual Formation (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our search we discussed how spiritual formation should be holistic. What this means, at least for me, is that we talk about human nature and the human experience in a more biblical manner. The Bible assumes the physical and spiritual realities of humanity in a unified, indivisible way; seeing no contradiction between the two. What is even more interesting to me is that in the person of Jesus we are confronted with a divine person who took on flesh and became like created man. The mystery and profundity of this could take an eternity to explore.
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You are a New Creation: In Search of a Stronger Theology of Spiritual Formation (Part 1)

More than half of my life has been spent in some form of ministry. I have served a number of churches and have been responsible for a variety of ministry areas. For eight of those years I served as a youth pastor. I will not get into the pros and cons of youth ministry as a whole–that would take far too long. I would like to take a few moments and explore some of the lessons I learned during my time as a pastor to those who were still trying to discover what they believed. I can say without hesitation that my time in youth ministry greatly affected the way that I understand spiritual formation. Continue reading “You are a New Creation: In Search of a Stronger Theology of Spiritual Formation (Part 1)”