What we think about God determines how we approach life with God. James Bryan Smith, author and professor at Friends University, talks with Nathan Foster about those God-narratives and about how to approach spiritual formation holistically.
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Our endless cycle of resolution against, struggle with, and losing to our deeply ingrained compulsions can feel a bit like being confined with a gorilla. We cannot get rid of it, but have to figure out how to escape. Jon Bailey runs with this powerful metaphor and offers some hope in today’s post.
What is an “ordinary saint” and how exactly is one made? We invite you to enjoy this introduction to Nathan Foster’s book The Making of an Ordinary Saint and to join Nathan, Richard Foster, Chris Hall, and Brian Morykon at the Ordinary Saints Gathering in Pennsylvania.
So, is Christianity hard or easy? Is there a part of yourself that you never want to lose in your Christian walk? How do we reconcile becoming fully ourselves while losing our lives in the with-God life? Jon Bailey introduces this classic C.S. Lewis piece about “embracing utter abandonment to God.”
Today, Chris Hall asks a pointed question: If God is really beyond knowledge, then how can it be that the whole Christian church talks so readily about “knowing” God? How do we move from having the right sources of information about God to a sense of knowing him? Chris leads us further in.
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Members of the Renovaré board and ministry team retreating together in Colorado.