Christian Spiritual Formation

Learning from the “Formerly Scary Other,” Or Difference Brings Clarity

Growing up in a very conservative Christian environment meant “liberals” were “scary others.” Zac recently met my friend Tripp Fuller. Zac a former youth minister turned MDiv student at Duke Divinity School learned that Tripp was vacationing in his home state. They got together and chatted. Zac called to … Continue reading

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Weekly Video – David Bazan, “Hard to Be”

We work really hard to manage our lives. Often we find ourselves worn out by managing to live in spite of our nagging passions that run afoul of the Way of Jesus. Dallas Willard suggests we have lived under the weight of “the Gospel of Sin Management.” Our aim … Continue reading

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When It Is (The) Orthodox to Be a Heretic – Forgiveness

orthodoxhereticWe live by transactions. Buying goods or selling services, we live by transactions. It is the nature of a consumer economy. Too often the economic structures influence our understanding of the way the world works – and to our detriment.

I would love to give a prolonged review of … Continue reading

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The “Shoe Genius” and Christian Spiritual Formation, Pt. 2

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Running with my New Balance 768’s left me thinking about the “easy yoke” of Jesus. An “easy yoke” implies an absence of difficulty and pain. No runner can attest to shoes that completely eliminate pain. Even Olympic marathon runners experience pain nearing the finish line. Instead, the … Continue reading

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The “Shoe Genius” and Christian Spiritual Formation, Pt. 1

Running never intrigued me. Growing up I enjoyed running around bases and up and down a wood court. Running for the sake of running did not attract me in the least. Age has a way of imposing its will on a person. Either you find ways to accelerate your … Continue reading

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