Thursday, March 24, 2005

Living God's Love - Conversation Four

Where are we in our lives in relation to Jesus shaping us? Review 2 Cor 3:17-18 and Gal 4:20 about being shaped into Christ's image. What does that really mean? We often make faith an abstract and intangible set of nebulous beliefs and a system of values that is not connected to the person and life of Jesus, to the powerful drama of God's story. Finding ourselves in God's story is where we need to park the rest of our lives.

In the ethics issue (Jan/Feb 05), Lynn Anderson laid out stages of faith that I think are very helpful in this discussion to interface with at this point. Here is the link: Heart of Integrity: stages of faith

Here are more resources from Living God's Love:
Gunilla Norris, Being Home: Discovering the Spiritual in the everyday (Mahwah, New Jersey: HiddenSpring, 2001).

William A. Barry, Finding God in all things (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1991).

Dallas Willard, The Divine conspiracy: discovering our hidden life in God (San Francisco: Harper, 1998).

Madame Guyon, Experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2000).

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