Put Out into the Deep: Spiritual Formation According to Luke 5:1-11

Listening to a Richard Rohr homily on Luke 5:1-11 (Don’t Be Afraid of Yourself), I could not help but overhear the implications for our journeys of and in spiritual formation. Here is the reminder that Spiritual Formation (life with and maturity in God) is a matter of “Putting out into deep water, and letting down …

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Beyond Buffet Christianity: Spiritual Formation is a Full-Course Meal

“It just makes you feel good inside”: the pitch of a Houston mega-church a few years ago. While I can appreciate the word play (“feels good inside” the sanctuary, “feels good inside” my heart), I rail at the sentiment it supports (i.e., that the primary function of church and faith is feeling good).  Too, I …

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