Dallas Willard

Clippings No. 5

Scot McKnight recently spoke at the Apprentis Institute at Friends University. He demonstrated his knack for a turn of the phrase. Recounting Peter’s ongoing conversion, Scot described what Peter learned in his vision on the roof. Aside from discovering there is some good food to be eaten … Continue reading

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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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Swept Into Its Flow – Monday’s Video for the Week

“I feel like to read the Bible you have to lay out several translations, include a bible dictionary, and maybe a commentary.” That was the sentiment expressed in a recent Bible Study group with a great group of young people of which I am glad to be a part … Continue reading

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Lyle Reflects on Habits Forming Us

I would have enjoyed introducing Lyle to the writing of David Fitch. After all, he did read Mark Noll. And, if he knew that Fitch’s latest book references Noll a bit, I am certain he would be intrigued.

But, the greater teaser would be to tell Lyle that David … Continue reading

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