The Tarnished Image-Bearers
Chris Hall explores the “devastating results of humanity’s defection from obedience to God.” In this sobering piece, he offers an unswerving look at the attendant tarnishing, crippling, and corruption of this separation. As bad as it is, hope is never absent, for “God has not left us to ourselves.”
Streaming Video: Spiritual Formation in Culture
We’re pleased to introduce you to Joe Davis—minister, Renovaré Institute grad, and video creator—now involved with Renovaré in Britain and Ireland. In this interview, we learn about (and link to!) his series of seven short, engaging videos on the six streams of the Christian tradition.
Bearing the Image of God
We learn in Genesis 1:26 that we are made in the image of God. But, what does that mean? And how can diving into this idea of imago Dei help us go deeper into this unfolding Mystery of God? Chris Hall explores the various understandings of what it means to bear the image of the Trinitarian God.
The Holy Spirit Has a History
How do we pick the Renovaré Book Club books for each season? Well, our team and C.S. Lewis have joined together today to give a little insight as to why we love to feature both new books with a modern touch and vintage voices that have earned their longevity. Come and get ‘soaked in the classics’!
The Gratuitous Gift of Creation
Chris Hall asks, “How does the reality of God as Trinity help us to understand creation?” Through looking at the gratuitous gift of Creation, he explains how “God’s freely chosen act of unconditional, unconstrained giving” reflects but is not essential to the mutual, eternal love within the Trinity.
The Exponentially Personal Trinity
“Three persons who are distinct, but are not, by any stretch of the imagination, independent of one another. On the contrary, they are so dependent, so interdependent, that though each is the one God, they also together constitute the one God.” Chris Hall considers this mystery of the Trinity.
Doing Justice to Our Souls
We at Renovaré don’t promote the pastime of reading only because it’s fun and interesting and books smell and feel so good. No, we also promote books because we care about your soul. And so does John Wesley. Join us today to learn about soul care, book clubs, and why reading really matters.
Taking God Personally
In this post, Chris Hall explores what he calls the “personalness” of God, saying not only does God possess this quality, but that he is “Personalness itself.” We invite you to consider some of the ramifications of our God who is not an “It” but a “Thou,” and not just an “I” but also a “we.”
The Right Kind of Knower
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.