USA Today Reports on Spiritual Formation & the Disciplines

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Special for USA TODAY “More Americans’ spiritual growth nutured within” To many people, focusing on their “inner life” means cultivating a closer relationship with God, perhaps by developing a meditation or prayer practice or developing other spiritual disciplines. To others, it may be a more secular quest for tranquility and connectedness. … [Read more…]

Seventh Day Adventists Turns to Spiritual Formation

The following article illustrates the move by the Seventh Day Adventist church toward spiritual formation (i.e., contemplative spirituality). Once again, we remember that nearly every denomination (and religion) is succumbing to contemplative/mystical spirituality.It is sobering to realize that while people throughout the globe meet this weekend for church and religous services, a fast-growing number of … [Read more…]

Salvation Army Joins the Contemplative/Emerging Ranks

Salvation Army is now offering a full line of Spiritual Formation. Books “relevant to Spiritual Formation” include Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus, Spiritual Classics and Devotional Classics by Richard Foster and Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard. Also being offered is a men’s retreat called Wild at Heart: Through … [Read more…]