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Jonathan Goforth was a missionary to China in the late 1800's early 1900's.  In Wesley Deuwel's Heroes of a Holy Life, Deuwel records some of the words by Dr John Inkster at Goforth's funeral. He was a God-intoxicated man—fully surrendered and consecrated. Above all, he was...

If you have not become familiar with Mindy Caliguire's site on Soul Care, it is worth a look. Soul care is a more focused area of spiritual formation that examines the heath of our inner life. She explains: So what makes a soul healthy? Quite simply,...

A couple of months ago, IVP published The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (2010). This book provides a summary of 10 main concepts behind spiritual formation, with each chapter written by one of the leading thinkers in this field, including...

The 2010 March edition of Christianity Today has some interesting articles on the relationship of doctrine to spiritual formation. In The Mind Under Grace, Darren Marks urges us to base our theology solidly on Scripture rather than the experiences of faithful people in the past,...

Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York, believes prayer is the barometer of the church's success. It's not how many people who show up to services that count, but how many come to pray. In this 50min video, Cymbala presents his vision...

Henry Scougal (1650-1678) wrote a book entitled, The Life of God in the Soul of Man, and it was reading this book that brought about a deep conversion in George Whitefield. At the beginning, Scougal defines religion and those that practice it as follows: They know by...

Why do we talk about the importance of a healthy lifestyle? Because we are "bought with a price"? But is it only about honouring God--important though that is? As Adventists we are proud to say that our diet enables us to live much longer than...

In today's Daily Telegraph, Jonathan Liew reports on some research at the University of Montreal on porn. As I posted about some time ago, I think such findings have serious implications for parents and poses challenges for the discipling of our church members. By Jonathan Liew Researchers were...