Delight (part 2)

I have to be honest. I couldn’t wait to get to the pool that afternoon and watch Drew swim. I think the parents in the stands were more nervous and anxious than the boys on the deck.... Read More »


God’s delight in me (and you) is not performance based. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that, and I figured that you might need a reminder too. This past winter our 8th grader... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? (two)

Brief Outline Introduction: “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4 esv). Here is God’s major... Read More »

Breathing In and Breathing Out

Spiritual formation is often talked about in terms of how it is accomplished. This means that when the conversation turns to formation, it generally rotates on the fulcrum of how one... Read More »

Formation Happens Today

Today I want to make the point that spiritual formation is unique to each person. Its practices and roots are ancient, but its application is always in the present. It never happens... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? (one)

Brief Outline Introduction: The world of violence and injustice that faces the prophet is all too familiar to people of all generations, locations, and tribes. News of wars,... Read More »

Spiritual Formation Applied

So what does it mean to be spiritually formed? Perhaps a better question is to ask: What does it look like when we are being formed spiritually? I don’t know that the job of... Read More »

Formation is . . .

Merriam-Webster defines formation as an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form: development. This is how the term is used when talking about spiritual formation. It... Read More »

Job’s Journey

Brief Outline: Introduction If you come to the book of Job hoping to find the final answer to the age-old issue of human suffering, then you will probably be disappointed. As we read... Read More »

Spirituality is . . .

What does it mean to be spiritual? There are many ideas about spirituality these days, but what does (or should) a Christian mean when they use the term? What does it mean for a... Read More »