Tag Archives : spiritual formation


A Year Ago on Thoughts of Resurrection – October 2010

Here are some posts from Thoughts of Resurrection one year ago, that I think you might find interesting. Take a look… Will.i.am makes me smile – and he still does! Nothing to Do but Save Souls in the UMC – What else is there? Groundbreaking at Resurrection West – I had no idea that I would be at […]


First Two Weeks at Resurrection West

I have had a great first two weeks as part of the Resurrection West team. I started as Associate Campus Pastor on August 15 and have loved the opportunity to be part of what God is doing through this community in the western part of Johnson County. There is an amazing team of staff and […]


Top Indicators of an Unhealthy Church

There are clear indicators of effective clergy that would ensure that she or he would receive an appointment regardless of whether her or his appointment is guaranteed in the United Methodist Church. There are also churches that are more and less healthy. In April, the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church suggested that there […]


Christian Content Creation Model

Why is it difficult to create effective content for Christian spiritual formation? Because people creating the content are not aware of the answers being sought. I recently read an article in Wired Magazine about Demand Media and the way that they go about creating content. This excerpt from the article gives an idea of Demand Media’s model […]


Church = Spiritual Formation

I believe that the primary role of the church is spiritual formation. Through worship, teaching, classes, serving, conversation, care, accountability and many other specifics the faith community that is the church is about forming the souls closer to the image of God. This journey of sanctification moves us closer toward perfect love of God and […]


A Call to Spiritual Formation

I go through seasons in my practice of spiritual disciplines and now is a time for a refresh. I found inspiration and encouragement in A Call to Spiritual Formation – a simple document addressing the need for continual spiritual formation of every Christian. I invite you to visit the website at http://acalltospiritualformation.info and sign your […]