COME TO ITALY: A Church & Art History Tour!

From Pompeii to Florence, join me for trip of a lifetime as we explore the history of the church through the art, architecture and culture of Italy! Few experiences touch my soul like the joy of travel, the beauty of art and standing in the presence of history.  To see a Roman city (Pompeii) as Paul […]

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Loving God 401, Part 3: Thinky World-Affirmers (i.e., Kataphatic-Speculatives)

We begin our study at the four basic attrait combinations (think “spiritual personality types”) with an in-depth look at the kataphatic-speculative quadrant. In short, these are people who relate to God primarily by means of connection to the created world (kataphatic) and for whom things need to “make sense” (speculative). If you are listening to this podcast, odds are […]

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Loving God 401, Part 2: Attrait – Finding Your Spiritual Personality Type

Church traditions, regardless of whether than have a clear denominational affiliation (e.g., the Presbyterians, Lutherans, Baptists…) not, tend to have a set of “disciplines” they believe are most critical to making progress towards maturity and are often unaware that there are other schools of thought. Turn up at one congregation and there will be emphasis galore on Bible […]

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Loving God 401, Part 1: “Proficiency” and “Rule”

In this final set of sermons on the classical tradition of spiritual formation, we turn to our attention to creating an individualized set of practices that can guide us to maturity in Christ (known as “Rule” or a “rule of life”).  This is what we will develop over the next 10 sermons. We begin with […]