Conversations Journal | April 1, 2010

Conversations—How We Change

Vol 8.1 Spring 2010

A few months ago, Conversatio Divina began a project to revive some helpful spiritual formation content you might remember. But if you’re new to us, we’d like to introduce you to The Conversations Journal. Originally published by Richmont Graduate University and founded by editors Gary W. Moon, David G. Benner and Larry Crabb in 2003, Conversations was published semi-annually covering themes of spiritual formation.

We are going to reach into the archives and bring an old issue of Conversations back to life. We’ll attempt to do so every couple of months until all 28 issues live on Conversatio.org. I’ll highlight a few of the articles that appear in a particular issue, and zero in on one featured article and provide questions and suggest practices for individuals or groups who want to experience a class with the words of the writer.

This current course is built around issue 8.1: How We Change. In a year when the pace of change is impossible to keep up with, I still have weeks that could be straight out of the movie Groundhog Day. It got me wondering how change really does happen, and why spiritual growth—becoming more like Jesus—often feels like an elusive and futile process. Join me as we revisit this issue on transformation.

See class here.

Gary W. Moon

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Front Page: The Elephant in the Sanctuary

Article
Gary W. Moon | April 1, 2010
2

Join the Conversation

Article
Doug Whallon | April 1, 2010
3

Getting the Elephant Out of the Sanctuary

Article
Gary W. Moon | April 1, 2010
4

Thick Christianity

Article
Chris Jensen | April 1, 2010
5

Transforming Retreats

Article
Cam Yates | April 1, 2020
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Can Change Really Happen?

Article
Dave Johnson | April 1, 2020
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Rehearing the Bible: The Story It Tells Forms the Soul

Article
Larry Crabb | April 1, 2010
8

Love Letter Sixty-Two: 1 John

Article
Larry Crabb | April 1, 2010
9

Getting My Bible Back: Reclaiming the Living Word

Article
Keith Meyer | April 1, 2010
10

O Taste And See

Article
Juliet Benner | April 1, 2010
11

Real People, Real Programs, Real Change

Article
Jan Johnson | April 1, 2010
12

What unChristian Tells Us About Spiritual Formation

Article
Jan Johnson | April 1, 2010
13

UnChristian Mirrors

Article
Jamin Goggin | April 1, 2010
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How Might the Spiritual Formation Community Respond?

Article
Alan Falding | April 1, 2010
15

Changing the Whole Person

Article
Michael Glerup | April 1, 2010
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How To Be Good Dirt: Nurturing God’s Seeds of Faith in Our Lives

Article
Jeremy Langford | April 1, 2010
17

The Way Is Made by Walking

Article
Jeannette Bakke | April 1, 2010
18

Remember Your Baptism: Living Out the Christian Rite of Transformation

Article
David deSilva | April 1, 2010
19

Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Article
Ruth Haley Barton | April 1, 2010
20

The Back Page

Article
David G. Benner | April 1, 2010